Barb Stedman and her students investigated Indiana's rich heritage of environmental literature and created a web encyclopedia to showcase their findings. The seminar also worked on an environmental restoration project in the Limberlost wetlands. That experience allowed the students to write their own environmental literature to be added to the encyclopedia. Barb's community sponsors included the Minnetrista Cultural Center and Oakhurst Gardens, the Red-tail Conservancy, and regional chapters of the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club.

Click here to read "Limberlost and Found," an article by Scott Russell Sanders in Audubon Magazine concerning the places and people Barb's seminar studied.

Barb Stedman, assistant professor of English, has taught at Ball State University since 1991. Her teaching in the Honors College has led to awards as both Outstanding Honors Faculty and Whitinger Lecturer. Active in the campus's sustainability movement, Stedman has focused much of her recent research on environmental literature.
CLASS MEMBERS: (Kneeling) Alex Mattingly, Bryan Fortriede; (First full row) Barb Stedman, Sarah DeLongchamp, Dawn Beecher, Shanna Johnting, Anna Smith, Debra Smolsky, Nicole Steward; (Back row) Dan Smith, Sarah Loertscher, Levi King, Ryan Wilcox, Kristen Saile, Nathaniel Baker, Rebecca Cavnar