Scott Slovic moved to the University of Idaho in 2012 after teaching for seventeen years at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he helped to create the prominent graduate program in literature and environment and develop the Academy for the Environment and the undergraduate environmental studies program. He has published more than 200 articles, interviews, and reviews and is the author, editor, or co-editor of twenty-two books, including Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility (2008), Nature and the Environment for EBSCO/Salem Press’s Critical Insights Series (2012), a second edition of the textbook Literature and the Environment (2013), and Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism (2014). His latest books include Ecocriticism of the Global South, Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations of the Literature of Energy, and Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data, among others.
Scott served as the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 has edited the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. He currently serves on the editorial board of thirteen scholarly journals and two book series in the United States and abroad, and in recent years has been a Fulbright National Screening Committee member for the Institute of International Education (IIE) and a panelist in American studies and American literature for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany (University of Bonn, 1986-87), Japan (University of Tokyo, Sophia University, and Rikkyo University, 1993-94), and China (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, 2006) and has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world.