American literature, environmental studies, creative writing
Penn State University, PhD, 1985
Western Washington University, MA and BA, 1980 and 1978
Worked through university as a homebuilder, industrial waste recycler, Teamster, and longshoreman. Have won awards from Academy of American Poets, Society of Professional Journalists, and Washington Center for the Book. Published books, book chapters, articles, essays, op-eds, columns, reviews, and poems. Serve on editorial advisory boards for Journal of Ecocriticism (University of British Columbia) and European Journal of American Culture (University of Kent, UK).
Explorations in Ecocriticism: Advocacy, Bioregionalism, and Visual Design (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015).
In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau (U of Iowa P, 2011; winner 2012 Washington State Book Award).
The Canoe and the Saddle: A Critical Edition (1862 by Theodore Winthrop; University of Nebraska Press, 2006).
Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West (ed. with Derrick Knowles, EWU P, 2005).
History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians (1901 by Martha Douglas Harris; Marquette Books, 2004).
Cascadia Wild: Protecting an International Ecosystem (ed. with Mitch Friedman, Greater Ecosystem Alliance, 1993).
John Josselyn, Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England (Univ. Press of New England, 1988).
"Paddling Lake Missoula" (fiction). Spokesman-Review Aug. 2, 2015. Print and web.
"The Trumpets of Solitude" (creative nonfiction). Terrain.org. June 5, 2015. Web.
"Shooters and the Tools They Use" (creative nonfiction). Sewanee Review 122.4 (Fall 2014): 625-32. Print.
"Crossing Arbon Valley," "Malad," and "Yeoman" (poems). Poetry Northwest, New Series, 8.2 (Winter 2014): 18-19. Print.
"From Sublimity to Ecopornography: Assessing the Bureau of Reclamation Art Collection" (environmental history). Journal of Ecocriticism 1.1 (January 2009): 1-25. Web.
Graduate Research in Literature
Faulkner and Frost
Whitman and Dickinson
American Literature I & II
The Graphic Novel
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