Professor Emeritus

Sandra Hinchman

St. Lawrence University

A graduate of Vassar College, Sandy earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She taught political philosophy at St. Lawrence University in northern New York for almost 35 years before retiring as Munsil Professor of Government in 2008 and moving to the desert Southwest. Sandy won outstanding teaching awards at both St. Lawrence and Cornell. Her scholarly publications have concerned the use of narrative in the social sciences, the environmental rights of native peoples, the intellectual roots of the environmental movement, and the political thought of Hannah Arendt. Along with her husband Lew, Sandy served on the Spring voyages of 2010, 2012, and 2014. On next Fall’s trip, she is scheduled to offer courses on Global Environmental Politics and Globalization, Justice, and Sustainability. Outside the classroom, she enjoys dancing, cooking, playing bridge, participating in a wide range of outdoor activities (from hiking to rafting to snorkeling), and—of course!—travel.