Assistant Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies
Dr. Peter Brewitt teaches environmental politics and policy, environmental history, wilderness and ecological restoration. His research focuses on the politics of ecological restoration, dam removal, and predator conservation and reintroduction. He holds a B.A. degree in history from Dartmouth College, and an M.A. degree and Ph.D. in environmental studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. He appreciates the small class sizes at Wofford, which allows him to get to know all of his students. He also enjoys taking students in the field, and teaching original humanities and Interim courses. Away from campus, he likes traveling, hiking and the Boston Red Sox.
Taylor Brorby specializes in environmental writing and creative writing at Wofford College. He earned an M.F.A in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University and an M.A. in liberal studies from Hamline University. Brorby teaches courses rooted in social justice and creativity. His subject matter includes queer environmental writing, environmental humanities, disability studies and writing for social change. Brorby’s research interests include extractive economies, queer environmental writing, hydraulic fracking, rural literature, the American West and Great Plains studies. He enjoys the small classes at Wofford and appreciates that “nothing is off limits for discussion.” In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, writing, listening to classical and pop music, playing the piano, pretending to exercise and coffee.