About Pavel

I am currently Faculty in Environmental Humanities at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, where I teach courses in environmental literature, writing, and cultural studies.

In addition to a number of journal articles and book chapters on regional and environmental literature and place, I am also the author of This Vast Book of Nature: Reading the Landscape of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, 1785-1911 (Iowa, 2006) and editor of Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest: Region, Heritage, and Environment in the Rural Northeast (Iowa, 2010).

For more than twenty years, I have been able to share a passion for place, the humanities, and technology by teaching courses from Literature of the Northeast and The Politics of Place and Identity to Adventure Literature to field courses in Iceland and Rock and Ice Climbing.

Over the past few years, my research interests have brought me to the intersection of ecological systems, humanities, digital technologies, and pedagogy. I am interested in exploring technological insinuations into ecology and ecological models for learning with appropriate technological tools.

A recent project for me has been to serve as Athletic Director at Sterling, where we now field teams in Trail, Mountain, and Ultra Running; Trap and Skeet Shooting; Nordic Skiing; and Rowing.

Apart from scholarship (as though there were such a thing as “apart from scholarship”), I write, run, ski, climb, bike, and play as much as possible in and around the Vermont home I share with my wife, son, two dogs, and a pond full of trout.

Please contact me or follow me on Twitter for more.

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