Dr. Jason Senkbeil is now acting as the Director for the Environmental Science Program at the University of Alabama. The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary BS degree combining coursework in physical geography, environmental geology, and ecology. The program is housed within the Department of Geography and is one of the faster growing majors on campus. Dr. Senkbeil replaces Dr. David Shankman as director. Dr. Shankman directed the program since its inception in the mid-1990s.