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Connection to Sustainability: Topics of exploration include factory farming, product production, Appalachian's global connection, and exploring how post-apocalyptic narratives in American culture intersect with our understanding of government, human rights and history.

Teaching: Expository Writing (food theme); Writing Across the Curriculum (consumerism and Appalachian themes); Students Connect; Literature and the Environment .

Research: Hydropolitics and the examination of the TVA in Southern American literature.