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Connection to Sustainability: Topics of exploration include social justice, animal studies, literature and the environment, factory farming, product production, Appalachian's global connection, writing for non-profits, 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; Grant Writing; Animals and Literature.

Research: Hydropolitics and the examination of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Southern American literature; Animals Studies; Literature and Social Justice.