Awards and Honors

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Visiting Scholar, Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies. Boulder, Colorado. Invited to be in residence for sabbatical.  2017-2018.

Writing Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Munich, Germany. Chosen in competitive fellowship application process for research in Environmental Humanities. 2015-2016. (Here’s a little reflection about how my background ties into my project as a Research Fellow).

Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Grant. To design a co-taught elective, interdisciplinary Environmental Studies class, “Science and Stories of Climate Change in Scandinavia”, with my geology colleague, Sarah Principato. 2015-2017.

Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning Summer Fellowship. Gettysburg College.To integrate film production into student research and teaching. 2012.

Research and Professional Development Grant. Gettysburg College. To conduct summer research on the Adams County local food justice movement. 2009.

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellowship (FLEFF). 2008. To attend and participate in the 2008 festival events.

University of Minnesota Graduate School/Rhetoric Department Block Grant. 2006 and 2007.

James I Brown Fellowship in Rhetoric. 2003-2004.
First-year graduate fellowship at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Jovanovich Writing Award, Best Thesis. 2003
University of Colorado, Creative Writing-English Department (external judges)

Jovanovish Writing Award, Best Prose Manuscript. 2002.
University of Colorado, Creative Writing-English Department (external judges)

Knoettge Award, CU English Dept. Writing Scholarship. 2000
First-year graduate fellowship at University of Colorado-Boulder

American Geological Institute (AGI) certificate. 2002
Awarded for successful completion of the Geotimes Magazine summer science writer’s internship

Geological Society of America (GSA) Outstanding Student Research Award. 1998.

Interviews and Invitations

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.

Interview with Steve Rust by ecomedia artist and critic, Ilda Teresa Castro for her Portuguese online journal, AnimalVegetableMineral.  May 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. 2015. (click on Stream 2: Indigenous Ecocinema for my curatorial blurb).

Juror, Eco Film Festival: Celebrating Ecocentrism BITs-Pilani, Goa. Invited by TiNai (an Indian affiliated Ecocriticism organization) to judge films for competitive prizes. 2013-to-Present.

Judge, Oneota Film Festival. Decorah, Iowa. Invited to judge films for competitive prizes. 2014.

Pre-conference Seminar Leader Invitation. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference. Bloomington, IN. 2011.