John spent thirty years in higher education as a grad student, English professor, graduate dean, and mentor to doctoral and post-doctoral learners.  He is now in private practice as a literary coach and educational consultant, working with faculty on projects for university presses and with organizations interested in nature, culture, and the human journey.  A widely published nature writer and ecocritic, he lives with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati.

To learn more about John’s work, visit his web site at

longbio2Mark is professor of English and American Studies at Keene State College, where he teaches courses in American literature, poetry and poetics, literature-and-environment studies and expository writing, and is co-facilitator of the Calderwood Institute on the Teaching of Writing. He has published widely on teaching and the profession, environmental literature and American poetry, and is co-author of Teaching North American Environmental Literature (MLA 2008). Mark is an associate editor of the journal Pedagogy and coordinator of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Mentoring Program.

To learn more about Mark’s work, visit his web site at

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