Director of the Writing Center
Director of the First-Year Seminar Program
Degrees and Post-Graduate Research/Experience:
B.A. in English, Saint John’s University (1999); M.A. in English with creative writing emphasis, University of California, Davis (2002); Ph.D. in English from the Literature and Environment Program, University of Nevada, Reno (2010)
ACM-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in English and Environmental Studies, Luther College (2010-11).
Professor of Writing and Environmental Studies, Marlboro College (2011-2015).
Captivity Literature and the Environment: Nineteenth-Century American Cross-Cultural Collaborations. Routledge, 2016.
Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy. Texas Tech University Press, 2015. Co-editors: Scott Slovic and James E. Bishop.
“Dumping Compost: A Literary Look at Human Waste.” Whole Terrain. October, 2013.
“An Unlimited Take of Ugly: The Bullhead Catfish” in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature’s Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
“A Human Experience of Energy: An Interview with Gary Snyder.” Ecopoetics 06/07 (2009).
“Developing a Bioregional Pedagogy for Transregional Students: Practices and Experiences from the Composition Classroom” in Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy 4.1 (Spring 2008).
I believe in the power of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. The Writing Center serves all students in all disciplines, while my scholarly and creative work has lent itself to a range of courses taught in English, writing, and Environmental Studies. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the world with my family; or, having recently completed the building of a small, efficient lakehome, we enjoy taking staycations!