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Professors Publish Books

Check out these recent books published by Warren Wilson College faculty

Dr. Mallory McDuff

Years after her parents’ untimely deaths, Warren Wilson professor Dr. Mallory McDuff began a journey to revise her own final wishes with climate and community in mind. Her forthcoming book “Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love” is a Warren Wilson and Western North Carolina story about natural burial, conservation cemeteries, aquamation, end-of-life doulas, home funerals, human composting, and poignant conversations about death and dying. You can see more here:

Professor of Outdoor Leadership Dr. Jill Overholt co-authored a new book about the link between natural landscapes and human health and well-being. The book provides an overview of the history, theoretical concepts, and individual and societal implications of human connection to natural landscapes, and it considers natural landscapes’ role as an antidote to our modern, predominantly urban society. See more here:


Dr. Jay Miller, professor of philosophy at Warren Wilson College, came to philosophy through an interest in art. In particular, he is drawn to the relation between art, culture, philosophy, and politics that was the focus of much German philosophy in the post-Enlightenment era. His new book “The Politics of Perception and the Aesthetics of Social Change” develops a new conceptual framework for understanding the representation of cultural identity that affirms art’s capacity to effect social change. See more: