Headwaters Team

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Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
caroline.gottschalk.druschke@wisc.edu
Download papers here.

Dr. Druschke is on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship in AY 2018/2019, pursuing a stream ecology focused M.S. in Environment & Resources through the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Dr. Druschke uses her training in rhetoric to consider the logics and practices of environmental management. She takes a mixed-methods, place-based approach to ongoing research into watershed-based conservation outreach and public engagement with a variety of aquatic restoration projects. Druschke has presented internationally on her work, published in communication and conservation journals, and received fellowships from the US Environmental Protection Agency and AAUW and funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Park Service. Her interdisciplinary work began with a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies and a fellowship in the NSF-IGERT program in Landscape, Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jamie Remillard, MFA, PhD
Ph.D. 2017, Rhetoric and Composition specialization, University of Rhode Island

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Worcester State University
Research Assistant, National Park Service
Jamie Remillard completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, with a dissertation that investigates the uses of play in National Park Service interpretive programs and connects those lessons to the writing and composition classroom. Remillard came to University of Rhode Island with a MFA from Emerson College and worked for many years as a journalist. As part of our post-Hurricane Sandy-funded NPS project, she is writing resource briefs and profiles and creating photo stories that highlight NPS programs. You can read a number of Remillard’s profiles here.

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Emma Lundberg, MA
Ph.D. Student, Environment & Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Research Assistant, Brook Trout Conservation & Kickapoo Buffer Project
Emma Lundberg is a Ph.D. student in the Environment & Resources Ph.D. program at UW-Madison. She has a background in environmental science with a master’s degree in social science and uses her interdisciplinary background to approach questions of human dimensions of natural resources. Emma served for two years as a research assistant on The Future of Dams Project—a NSF EPSCoR-funded interdisciplinary research collaboration spanning New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine—before transitioning to UW-Madison. Emma examines the multifaceted relationships that communities have with streams, riparian areas, and their fish. To understand these relationships, she employs Q methodology, a method and interactive tool used to examine conflict and human subjectivity. She also brings questions of environmental and social justice concerns to the table by utilizing an intersectional feminist epistemology.

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Liz Kozik, MFA  Twitter | Web
Ph.D. Student, Environment & Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Assistant to Prof. Lynda Barry, Chazen Family Distinguished Chair In Art
Liz Anna Kozik is a PhD student in Environment & Resources at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. She utilizes comics to tell stories of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie through its ecology, history, and ecological restoration. Her work ties a background in the arts (BFA Rhode Island School of Design 2011, MFA UW-Madison 2017) to academic research in the science, history, and culture of prairie restoration. She currently operates The Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, focusing on environmental education, science communication, and arts-as-research.

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Kassia Krzus-Shaw, MA
Ph.D. Student, Composition & Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kassia Krzus-Shaw is a Ph.D. student in the Composition and Rhetoric Program within the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests consider how place-based environmental narratives of ecological restoration reflect and shape identity, especially within cultural community contexts. Through this research, she examines the intersection of embodiment, writing, and environment, especially in the way that these themes shape individual citizenship and community health narratives. She is also interested in how settler colonialism challenges these narratives within archival and ethnographic research contexts. She has a Bachelor of the Arts in English and a Masters of Arts in English from DePaul University in Chicago.

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Erin Harrington, MA, MS
Ph.D. Student, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island
Graduate Research Assistant, SciWrite@URI
Erin Harrington is a Ph.D. student studying Biological and Environmental Sciences at URI.  She has a master’s degree in English as well as a master’s degree in Wildlife Science, and is using her interdisciplinary background to assist with curriculum development and assessment on the NSF-funded SciWrite@URI project. The ultimate goal of her dissertation is to investigate the symbiotic, mutualistic relationship between rhetoric and ecology in order to create more effective strategies for citizen science engagement, science communication assessment, and adaptive curriculum management.

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David Weinberg
Undergraduate Student, Dept. of Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dam Controversies in Wisconsin
David Weinberg is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David has strong interests in both environmental studies and journalism, and uses his interdisciplinary interests to approach the political, social, and natural impacts of environmental projects. Specifically, David has focused on issues surrounding dam removal in Wisconsin – particularly the La Farge and Estabrook Dams. In his future career, David aims to highlight his passion for environmental issues.

Lab alums:

Jon C. Vander Werff / Master of Environmental Science Management (2018), University of Rhode Island / Research Assistant, The Future of Dams

Valerie Preler / Master of Environmental Science and Management (2018), University of Rhode Island / Research Assistant, The Future of Dams

Jenna Morton-Aiken / Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (2017), University of Rhode Island / Assistant Professor, Humanities Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy / Research Assistant, SciWrite@URI

Paul McDivitt / Research Assistant, National Park Service

Kristen Hychka / Research Associate, National Park Service

Francesca Soluri / Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF-EPSCoR (2016), University of Rhode Island

Hannah Dallas / Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF-EPSCoR (2016), University of Rhode Island

Sara Randall / Research Assistant, The Future of Dams (2016)

Megan Skrip / Graduate Research Assistant, National Park Service (2015-2016) / Ph.D. 2016, Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences specialization

Alison Fisher / Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF-EPSCoR (2015-2016), University of Rhode Island

Jay Peters / Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (2015), University of Rhode Island

John Lee / Research Associate, National Park Service (2014-2015)

Lena Weiss / M.A. in Marine Affairs, Research Associate (2015)

Dylan Hogan / Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, NSF-EPSCoR (2015)