Research Interests: Bioregional approaches to nature; nature writing
Social Change Interests: Wilderness preservation; environmental literacy
Joined Walden: 2017
About Beth: I received my B.A. at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and my M.A. in English at the University of MN-Duluth. I’m currently working on my doctorate in English literature at the University of North Dakota. Over the past seven years, I’ve taught courses in introductory writing, business writing, technical writing, research writing, film, and literature. I’ve also worked as a tutor in college Writing Centers, helping students and faculty improve a variety of projects in many different fields. In addition to teaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, camping, and hiking.
My Advice to Walden Students
Stay positive and be kind to themselves. You're doing a brave thing by furthering your education, and
you’re often working in less than ideal circumstances and juggling work and family responsibilities.
Be your own cheerleader!
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching because I like to be part of my student’s progress toward social change. So many of them have amazing ideas for bettering their communities. It is a privilege to help them communicate their ideas and research more clearly and convincingly.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
As an instructor, students can expect that I will give them a lot of resources! Learning is a lifelong endeavor, so I want my students to leave my class with a toolbox of resources to return to as they continue their studies and their work in their communities.