At Johns Hopkins University I teach an online version of Sustainable Food Systems every Fall Semester, and have also taught a field course on Climate Change Adaptation at the Front Lines in Nepal. Additionally I have facilitated courses in Ecology and Conservation Biology and will be teaching a course on Parks and People in and around Glacier National Park during Summer Semester 2018.
At Michigan State University I taught a number of courses including Introduction to Human Geography, World Regional Geography, Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean, Geography of Food and Agriculture, Geography of Environment and Development, Seminar on People-Environment Geography (Political Ecology), and Research Design in Geography.
Gary Schnakenberg "What is a Farm? Agriculture, Discourse, and Producing Landscapes in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica." Gary is now the Undergraduate Advisor and an Instructor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University.
Courtney Gallahar “Livelhihoods, Food Security and Environmental Risk: Sack Gardening in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi, Kenya.” Courtney is now an Assistant Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Bilal Butt "Grazing on the Edge: Competition, Conflict and Socio-Ecological Complexity in Pastoralist Herding Strategies around the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve, Kenya." Bilal is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan.
Trilby (MacDonald) Becker "Urban-rural migration, livelihood change, and cultural identity among smallholder populations in Western Pará, Brazil." Trilby is now a farmer near Ann Arbor, MI, and runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farmshare.
Meleia Egger "The Role of Community Gardens in Maintaining and Enhancing Social Capital, Lansing, Michigan." Meleia is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Malawi) and now works as a Peace Corps Recruiter for the Mid-Atlantic Region and is based Washington, DC.
Jess (Kidder) LaPorte "The Existence of Difference in Participation between Residents and Non-Residents in Community Recycling Programs on Northern Michigan Tourist Islands." Jess is now the Chief Creative Officer at Felt Earth Farm in Montpelier, Vermont.