BiographyI currently serve as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where my work focuses around implementation of strategic academic initiatives. I also serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Experiential Education and as a Teagle Foundation Pedagogy Fellow for the Great Lakes College Association. I have led off-campus study programs in Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, and various locations in the United States in addition to teaching courses in the Education and Environmental Studies programs at Earlham. Previous to my position at Earlham, I was the director of the Poplar Ridge Experiential Learning Center at the University of Virginia.
I also facilitate teacher development workshops and give public talks on experiential education, place-based education, and integrated learning for both K-12 schools and colleges and universities. Organizations I have worked with most recently include Maumee Valley School, Brevard College, Miami University, Davidson Seminary, Selkirk College, and the University of Northern British Columbia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research and scholarship interests center around the theory and practice of experiential education including integrated learning, community-based learning, active learning, and project-based learning. I
In my spare time, I enjoy all manner of outdoor pursuits including wilderness canoeing, climbing, fly fishing, and backpacking.