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VOICES Reading Series: David Haskell
David Haskell's work integrates scientific and contemplative studies of the natural world. In addition to numerous scientific articles on the ecology and evolution of animals, he has published essays and poems about science and nature. His book, The Forest Unseen, received numerous awards and was a finalist for the 2103 Pulitzer prize in non-fiction.
His classes have received national attention for the innovative ways in which they combine scientific exploration, contemplative practice, and action in the community. In 2009, the Carnegie and CASE Foundations named him Professor of the Year for Tennessee, an award given to college professors of who have achieved national distinction and whose work shows "extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching." He has also served on the boards of land conservation groups.
Haskell holds degrees from the University of Oxford and from Cornell University. He is Professor of Biology at the University of the South and lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife Sarah Vance who runs Cudzoo Farm (www.cudzoofarm.com), a homestead farm that produces hand-made goat milk soaps.
Sponsored by Environmental Studies