Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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Dr. Nancy Gift

Program Chair for Sustainability & Environmental Studies;
Compton Chair of Sustainability;
Associate Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Draper, Room 401
CPO 2025
Phone: 859-985-3362

E-Mail: nancy_gift@berea.edu

Fall 2014
Office Hours:

MWF 11 am -12 pm
Tuesday 11am -12 pm

Class Schedule:
MAT 108 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
SENS 100 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:20 pm – 2:30 pm)

Degrees

  • A.B. Biology, Harvard-Radcliffe,
  • M.S. Crop Science, University of Kentucky,
  • Ph.D. Crop and Soil Science, Cornell University,

Honors and Awards

  • Buhl Professor of the Humanities, 2010-2011, Chatham University

Courses Taught

  • ENG 280
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Weed Management
  • GSTR 210
  • MAT 108
  • SENS 100

Special Interest

  • vegetable gardens
  • biking and hiking
  • horses

Affiliations

  • Association of Environmental Studies and Science (journal editorial board)
  • Agronomy Society (Agronomy Journal Associate Editor)

Papers and Publications

  • Black, B., Hassenzahl, D.M., Stephens, J., Gift, N, and Finewood, M.
    2013. Encyclopedia of Climate Change Volumes 1 – 4. ABC-Clio,
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Gift, N. Good Weed, Bad Weed: Who’s Who, What to do, and Why Some Deserve a
    Second Chance.  St. Lynn’s Press, spring 2011.
  • Gift, N. A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love
    the Plants We Don’t Plant.  192 pp. Beacon Press, 2009.
  • Gift, N. and F. Izaguirre “Home pesticide use, revolutionized?” Chapter for Silent Spring
    50th Anniversary Essay Collection.  Editor: James Bernard Kelley.  Rodopi Press. (forthcoming)
  • Traw, B. and N. Gift. 2010. “Environmental Microbiology: Tannins and the microbial
    decomposition of leaves on the forest floor” The American Biology
    Teacher. 72: 506-512.
  • Gift, N., R.R. Hahn, and J. Mt Pleasant. 2008. Quackgrass managed as a cover crop
    in herbicide-resistant silage corn.  Weed Biology and Management 8(3): 154-160.
  • Gift, N. and M. Krasny. 2003.The great fossil fiasco: teaching about peer review.The American Biology Teacher 65: 270-278.

Biography

A native of Lexington, I am thrilled to return to the Bluegrass region.  I find myself in the odd position of being a soccer mom to 2 daughters, and we look forward to exploring the outdoors and the arts opportunities.

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