Faculty & Staff
Tom Berlin began his career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2003, where he teaches courses in
Environmental Science, Physics, Physical Science, Geology, Astronomy and Meteorology. Berlin
is also the advisor for the AB Outdoor Club.
Mr. Berlin’s undergraduate background is Forest Science, with a B.S. from Penn State. He is
currently finishing a doctorate in Science Education from West Virginia University.
Berlin’s academic and professional interests include Forest Ecology, Community Ecology,
Sustainability, Physical and Earth Sciences, and Environmental Issues. Additionally, he has a
strong interest and background in the application of aesthetic theory to problems of science
and science education.
Mr. Berlin has been a GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
trainer for many years and has made two trips to Nigeria to instruct public school teachers in
modern environmental science education techniques.
Berlin’s leisure time interests include motorcycling, bicycling, kayaking, skiing, and other
outdoor activities. He occasionally writes poetry and short essays. Berlin lives with his wife
Becky on a hundred acre tree farm in Lewis County, WV. The Berlins have a grown daughter,
Claire, who lives in Baltimore, Md. The Berlins generate the electricity to power their home
through photovoltaics; they live totally off the grid.