BA, Smith College, 1985; MFA, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995
Creative Nonfiction (essays, memoirs and literary journalism); science and nature writing; travel writing; literature of the North
Introduction to Creative Writing (Nonfiction), Nonfiction Prose I, Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, American Writers: Studies in Nonfiction, Travel Writing, Science and Nature Writing, Literary Journalism, Challenges of Modernity, Living Writers
Unlearning to Fly (University of Nebraska, 2007; Bison Books, 2010)
The Last Settlers (Duquesne University, 1998)
In American Nature Writing, The Dolphin Reader, Ploughshares, River Teeth, Manoa, Under the Sun, Iron Horse, Permafrost, The Gettysburg Review, and The Sonora Review, among others.