Biography: Ian Marshall is the author of four books: "Story Line: Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail," "Peak Experiences: Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need," "Walden by Haiku," "Walden by Haiku," and "Border Crossings: Walking the Haiku Path on the International Appalachian Trail," as well as articles on writers as diverse as Henry Thoreau and Dr. Seuss. His specialties are American nature writing and ecocriticism. He received his B.A. and M.A. from West Chester University, PA (1977, 1983), and his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware (1988).
Biography: Carolyn Mahan's research interests include the study of biodiversity in threatened ecosystems, the effects of human-modified landscapes on wildlife, and behavioral ecology of sciurids. Dr. Mahan teaches introductory biology, environmental studies, field ecology, and evolution.