Pavel Cenkl


I am currently Dean of the College and Faculty in Environmental Humanities and Regional Studies at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. In addition to a number of journal articles and book chapters on regional and environmental literature and place, I am also the author of This Vast Book of Nature: Reading the Landscape of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, 1785-1911 (Iowa, 2006) and editor of Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest: Region, Heritage, and Environment in the Rural Northeast (Iowa, 2010).

For nearly twenty years, I have been able to share a passion for place, the humanities, and technology by teaching courses from Literature of the Northeast and The Politics of Place and Identity to Adventure Literature to field courses in Iceland and Rock and Ice Climbing. In the past few years, I have become more and more interested in how to best use technology to support how we learn in an experiential environment. I firmly believe that technology and environmental sustainability need not be mutually exclusive.