My Story

I have spent my entire career, including as an undergraduate, living and working in the small, liberal arts school context. I believe in the power of the integrated, intellectually rigorous, residential learning environment that enables students to develop their whole selves in a context of strong and supportive mentorship from faculty and staff. My background and interest in both experiential education and in sustainability made for a great fit in joining the Wilson community. My teaching and research focus on educational philosophy, place-based and environmental education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Outside of work, I enjoy many things involving the outdoors including gardening, camping, and fishing.


  • B.A. in Anthropology, Lawrence University
  • M.Ed. University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Miami University

Research Interests

  • Experiential education
  • Place-based learning
  • Sustainability

Crews and Other Activities

  • Fellow, American Council on Education
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Experiential Education
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

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