Prof. Fred Taylor has been teaching in the fields of Environmental Ethics, Writing, and Natural History for the past 25 years. Before joining the faculty at Keene State as an Adjunct, he taught at Antioch University New England in the Environmental Studies M.S. program, and in the M.A. program at Vermont College of Union Institute and University.
He specializes in teaching and writing about a “Sense of Place,” and how that is foundational in our understanding of the landscapes in which we live, and our relationship and ethical responsibility toward the natural world. His classes in Environmental Ethics and Environmental Advocacy give students both within and outside of the ENST department a chance to reflect on the more personal dimension of their environmental work, their experience of nature, and their commitment to acting to preserve natural systems and places.
In recognition of his teaching, he was awarded Keene State’s 2018 “Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.”
As a writer in the field, his work has focused on the Natural History essay, and he has had numerous essays published in prestigious journals, including The North American Review and Whole Terrain. He is completing a book length manuscript about the challenge of climate change and how reflective and spiritual traditions can be a resource for addressing it.
He is currently working with religious groups to develop awareness and activism around environmental issues, especially climate change.