Cheryl is Assistant Professor of Geography and a member of the Food Systems Faculty. She is a rural geographer who studies the interactions between people and nature, and how such interactions produce identities, social change, livelihoods, and place. Questions regarding the lived experience of rural people and sustainable socio-ecological functioning of rural landscapes drive her scholarly work. She has published in the areas of rural and landscape studies, therapeutic landscapes, migration, and youth geography. She teaches at all levels, from introductory World Regional Geography to intermediate Rural Geography to a seminar on nature-culture theory and sustainability, and a graduate immersion course in Food Systems. Service learning and learning in the field are central components in several of her courses. She holds two degrees from UVM (BA in Environmental Studies, 1989 and MA in Geography 2000) and received her doctorate in Geography from the University of British Columbia (2006). In her free time she coaches youth lacrosse, renovates an 19th c farmhouse in the Green Mountains, and gardens.
Assistant Professor, Geography