Ethan currently teaches Humanities at The Hartsbrook School and works in the writing center at Amherst College. For 12 years he taught literature and composition at several colleges and universities in Massachusetts, including Smith College. He has also worked as a whitewater river guide and outdoor educator, and published in the fields of environmental policy and English. His ideal classroom is a river or a hiking trail, his ideal textbook the land itself.
Ethan earned a bachelor’s degree from Guilford College, where he studied geology and environmental studies, and a master’s in English and American studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. When he’s not in the classroom or reading student essays, Ethan is most likely wandering the forests of western Massachusetts with his family.
Anne is the program administrator for the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Smith. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Grinnell College, a master of forest science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry from the Earth and Environmental Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing on her experience teaching undergraduate field-based environmental science and interdisciplinary problem-solving focused environmental studies courses, Anne brings her enthusiasm for field-based, experiential learning to the Field Studies for Sustainable Futures Program.