Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director of the Center for Integrated Learning; Associate Professor of Education
- Center for Integrated Learning
- Environmental Studies
- Outdoor Education
- Ph.D., Miami University, Oxford
- M.Ed., University of Virginia
- B.A., Lawrence University
EDUC 120 Foundations of Education
EDUC 310 Experiential Education
ENST 240 Environment and Society
ENST 320 Pedagogies of Place
ENST 488 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar
I am an Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Director of the Center for Integrated Learning. When I teach, I contribute courses to the Environmental Studies program here at Earlham. I have also led several off-campus study programs including Southwest Field Studies (2003), New Zealand (2008; 2011), as well as several different May terms. I am a Teagle Pedagogy Fellow with the Great Lakes College Association and currently serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Experiential Education.
My research interests include the theory and practice of experiential education, place-based education, and education for sustainability. My recent publications include my 2011 book published by Routeledge Beyond Learning By Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education, and a chapter in the 2013 book Teaching Sustainability in the Humanities and Social Sciences published by Texas A&M Press. I am currently working on my next book which focuses on experiential learning in the college and university context.
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
More About Me
I enjoy gardening, birding, fly fishing, and international travel. My favorite outdoor pastimes include backpacking and wilderness canoeing. I have two great daughters and my spouse is the Head of School at the Richmond Friends School -- an independent Quaker elementary school in town. Our family attends First Friends Meeting.