Excellence Award 2018 | Scott Slovic
Research and Creative Activity Excellence Award
Professor Scott Slovic joined the faculty at the University of Idaho in 2012 and chaired U of I’s English Department from 2014 to 2018. Since his academic career began over two decades ago, he has published more than 300 articles, interviews, op-eds and reviews. He is the author, editor or co-editor of 25 books. Much of his current research and teaching focuses on "information management" (how information is collected, communicated, and received) in the contexts of humanitarian and environmental crises.
Scott served as the founding president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 he has edited the journal "ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment." He currently serves on the editorial boards for fourteen scholarly journals and two book series and on the board of directors of the Idaho Humanities Council, and in recent years he 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 of the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, Japan and China and has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world.
In addition to his position as professor of literature and the environment in the Department of English at Idaho, he has an affiliate appointment in the Department of Natural Resources and Society. He also serves as a Faculty Fellow and Special Assistant to the Vice President in the Office of Research and Economic Development.
Slovic has been the recipient of many awards during his academic career, including an Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Efforts Award from the University of Idaho in 2014; the Thornton Peace Prize from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2012; the Regents' Award for Graduate Academic Advising from the Nevada State System of Higher Education in 2006; and the Nevada Humanities Award in 2004.
Slovic earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and American literature from Brown University in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He earned his B.A. in English and American literature from Stanford University in 1983.