I currently serve as Chair to the Environmental Studies (ES) Department at Gettysburg College. I am also a faculty affiliate of the Cinema and Media Studies program on-campus, and Co-advisor along with Prof. Monica Ogra of the Farmhouse and GECO.
I spent 2017-2018 as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
In 2015-2016, I was awarded a Research Fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany.
I serve as the Ecocriticism Book Award Coordinator and an at-large member of Executive Council of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE).
I am Associate Editor for the international journal, Environmental Humanities.
The Personal in the Professional: A Sampling of Interviews, Talks, and Reflections
Profile by The Gettysburg College Alumni Magazine. Fall 2017.
Interview by The Gettysburg College Library’s Next Page series. January 2017.
Interview by Rayson Alex and Susan Deborah. “Eco: A Formidable Presence in Cinema.” Film International. October 27, 2016.
Reflection: The Rachel Carson Center’s “Seeing the Woods” Blog. March 2016.
Invited Plenary Speaker. “Ecocinema: Pasts, Presents, and Futures.” Ecocinema: Celebrating Landscapes and Waterscapes Conference and the Tinai Film Festival. Birla Institute of Technology-Pilani in Goa, India. October 2015.
Curator, Ecocinema at ASLE’s Progressive Event. Moscow, Idaho. Invited to co-curate with Stephen Rust the first, inaugural mini-film festival at theAssociation for Literature and Environmental Studies biennial conference. June 2015. (click on Stream 2: Indigenous Ecocinema for my curatorial blurb).
Judge, Oneota Film Festival. Decorah, Iowa. Invited to judge films for competitive prizes. 2014.
I love to travel when I can and spend time with my family. I enjoy hiking very much, and spending time with my beagle. A few years ago, I started to run. I’ve run one half-marathon and a few 10Ks. I’m a hands-off gardener and like to work with native plants, and I’m a very amateur wood chip carver.