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Ron Steffens M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Communications
Director of Communications
Dunton Hall 221
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
802-287-8294; Fax: 802-287-8080
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction and Fiction), University of Arizona, 1986
B.A. in English (with honors), Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1980
Journalism education (campus and community publications; desktop and electronic publishing; digital video).
Creative writing: creative nonfiction and fiction
Creative writing in elementary and secondary schools
Computer assisted instruction/ distance education
Natural resource management
Associate Professor, Communications, Green Mountain College (2004-)
Associate Professor, Journalism & English, Southwestern Oregon Community College (1994-2004)
Eastern Oregon University (Fall 2003)
Adjunct Instructor, English, Arkansas State University (1993-1994)
Writer-in-Residence, Central Wyoming College (1992)
Visiting Writer, ArtsReach (1990-1998)
Artist-in-Residence and Arts Consultant, Wyoming Arts Council (1990-1994)
Artist-in-Residence and Arts Panelist, Arizona Commission on the Arts (1986-1992)
Adjunct Lecturer, Composition and Creative Writing, University of Arizona (1987-1991)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona (1984-1986)
Recent Publications & Work in Progress
- Podcast Scripts, “Destination Poultney: Walking Tour of East Poultney and Main Street Poultney, Driving Tour of Poultney.” Scheduled publication, December 2008
- “Fair, balanced and impassioned reporting for our green world” (blog/essay). VoiceYourself. www.yoiceyourself.com. (Website sponsored by Woody Harrelson, launch date, October 2008.)
- Essay/Review: “Favorite Books of 2006.” Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2006
- Essay/Review: “Books of these Bloomsbury Years.” Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2005.
- Essay/Review: “Edges & Rivers: Crossing the Country, Word by Word.” Bloomsbury Review, July/August 2005
- “Enter on Duty.” Whole Terrain, 2005-2006.
- “Why this ‘seasonal’ rides the public’s range.” Writer’s on the Range Series, High Country News. www.hcn.org. June 2005.
- Producer, Website and Video, "Coastal Environments Learning Network" (Regional Nature-Based Tourism) (2004)
- Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for Writers: Literary Nonfiction (2003)
- Commentary: "A Bandon Hope." Portland Oregonian. Dec. 22, 2003.
- Essay/ Review: "Natural States: The reality of water and the 'Environmental Imagination.'" Bloomsbury Review, January/ February 2004.
- Essay/ Review: "America the West: A myth ready for re-inhabiting." Bloomsbury Review, July/ August 2003.
- "A wilder ocean for Oregon? Launching a Marine Protected Areas movement may help resolve Oregon's latest biodiversity challenge," and "What is a Marine Protected Area," essay and reporting, Winter 2003, Wild Earth.
- Review: Hasselstrom, Linda. Between Grass and Sky: Where I live and Work. University of Nevada Press, 2002. In Bloomsbury Review, January/ February2003.
- Review: Hogan, Linda, and Brenda Peterson. Sightings: The gray whale's mysterious journey. National Geographic Society, 2002. In Bloomsbury Review, July/ August 2003.
- Essay/ Review: Jensen, Derrick. The Culture of Make Believe. Context Books, 2002. In Bloomsbury Review, January/ February 2003.
- Presentation: “The Green Blog. Route-finding a new-media path between reporter and advocate.” College Media Advisers Convention, March 2008. With Katie Sobalsky, GMC Mountaineer editor, and Barbara Moss, film producer and producer of “VoiceYourself” blog.
- Tour Leader, “The Sweet Science of Maple Syrup: UVM's Proctor Maple Research Center” (including atmospheric deposition research). Society of Environmental Journalists, Annual Convention. Burlington, VT, October 2006.
- “Community Stories and the Resolution of Landscape-Scale Trauma.” Society for Human Ecology, Annual Conference. Unity College, Maine. October 2006.
- “Mountains with (and without) Burnt Trees: the role of aesthetic imagery in documenting landscape-scale change in Grand Teton National Park.” Society for Human Ecology, Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 2005.