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Congratulations John Farnsworth!

Thursday, May. 2, 2013

ESS is pleased to announce that John Farnsworth has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.

Well known for his habit of beginning every class with a poem, John inspires, engages, and motivates students to reflect upon their place in the world, while also working closely with students to improve the quality of their writing.

John’s recent scholarship includes an ecocritical analysis of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire published in the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. John also co-authored in the Journal of Natural History Education and Experience a 2013 paper about the pedagogies he employes in the Natural History of Baja program. In addition, he currently has a book in progress, entitled Writing Baja.

John brings exuberant energy to our campus community through his annual kayak expedition off the coast of Baja, his leadership of the CyPhi Residential Learning Community, and his work to promote sustainability across the University curriculum.

Congratulations, John, on this well-deserved promotion!