Meet Dr. Patrick Whitmarsh
Dr. Patrick Whitmarsh, visiting assistant professor of environmental humanities, holds a Ph.D. in English from Boston University. His teaching, research and writing focus on environmental representation in literary and visual media with a special focus on literary expressions of the Anthropocene. His forthcoming book, “Writing Our Extinction: Anthropocene Fiction and Vertical Science,” will be published in April 2023 and examines the relationship between the geophysical sciences, post-1945 literature and environmental consciousness.
Meet Paul Walkup ’16
Paul Walkup, a double major in environmental studies and biology, is a life scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Region 5, Chicago, Illinois. He took the job after receiving master’s degrees in public affairs and environmental science from Indiana University Bloomington’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which involves serving as a non-point source specialist providing technical consultation regarding non-point source water pollution to the state of Wisconsin, several tribal nations and other Region 5 states.