Professor and Department Head, Conservation Social Sciences
I have spent a career of 34 years conducting research and teaching about wilderness and protected area management in Idaho, the United States, and around the world.
Since 1979 it has been my pleasure to teach the longest continuously offered course in wilderness management in the nation. For many of those years I have also served as a faculty coordinator for the university’s Taylor Wilderness Research Station. This is the only wilderness research center located entirely within a federally designated wilderness—the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness—the largest contiguous wilderness in the lower 48 states. Teaching in the out-of-doors has been my passion, and I know of no better place to teach than in America’s wildest classroom.