Client and Professional Work

Conference Presentations

The Honorable Harvest: Interpreting Indigenous History
November 1, 2018
Engaging indigenous history is a core part of interpreting the stories of our places. For many non-indigenous interpreters, navigating between appropriation and avoidance can seem daunting. Citizen Potawatomi ecologist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s description of the Honorable Harvest provides useful guidelines for how to engage in cross-cultural knowledge sharing. Workshop facilitated at the Western Regional Conference of the Association for Living History Farms and Museums (ALHFAM).

Throwing Out Thoreau: Learning to Walk Home
February 21, 2018
Thoreau’s essay “Walking” introduced Americans to the art of sauntering—the holy pilgrimage. The American church has been sauntering too long. It is time for a deep engagement in place. It is time to learn to walk home. Oral presentation given at the Messiah College Humanities Symposium.

(Re)learning the Language of Land
March 3, 2017; April 21, 2017                                                                                                               
Oral presentation on the need for Education For Sustainability given at the Pennsylvania Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education and at the Messiah College Symposium of Business, Education and Social Sciences.

Notes of a Non-Native Son: Narrative, Ecology, and Ethics in the Arizona Desert
April 7 & 19, 2017
Thesis presentation given at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Memphis, TN and at Messiah College.

Exploring Whiteness through Ta Nehisi Coates: Placeless Identities in the New World
February 24, 2017
Oral presentation given at the Messiah College Humanities Symposium.