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B.A. summa cum
laude, M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies
academic concepts with intriguing, interactive public programming.
including a book on agricultural history, and several articles on interpretive
theory; pioneered the inquiry, perspectivistic interpretive method.
Crafted a path-breaking
design for interpretive manuals by using a systematic approach that
combines themes and desired learner outcomes with objects (artifacts,
plants, or animals), stories and interactive activities, then overlays
a strategy to manage the message that is useful for most forms of personal
A leader in developing
and publishing interpretive theory, and an innovative interpretive master
Broad experience with
more than twenty years in interpretation, interpretive planning, and
Expert workshop leader
and planning facilitator.
Experience with nature
centers, small historic sites, a historic sites system of more than
30 historic sites, and a large, complex open-air museum.
Experience as a director
and a front-line interpreter at nature centers, living history farms,
and historic sites.
A leading advocate
of integrating environmental history into interpretive programs at museums,
historic sites, and environmental centers.