Years at Knox: 2013 to present
M.S., Forestry Social Sciences, 2004, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
B.A., Environmental Studies & Geography, 2000, Northeastern Illinois University.
Grassroots environmental movements, environmental justice, political ecology, human-wildlife conflict, ecofeminism, ethnography, critical research methods.
"Should cruise ports market ecotourism? A comparative analysis of passenger spending expectations within the Panama Canal Watershed." Thurau, B.B., Seekamp, E., Carver, A.D., and Correa, N.C. International Journal of Tourism Research, In Review.
"Flora and fauna of the neotropics: Natural history and conservation status." McCreary, A., Newkirk, A., Teal, K., Grant, L., Anderson, M.M, Turner, S., Krapfl, K., Marner, C., & Beadles Thurau, B. Research Publication NS-028, Southern Illinois University Department of Forestry, Carbondale, Illinois, (2009).
"Documenting mammal diversity in the rural/urban interface of Panama City, Panama." Carver, A. D., Correa, N. J., Beadles Thurau, B., Mangun, J. C., Lee, J. G., Nielsen, C. K., & Schauber, E. M. In Proceedings, Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces II: Linking Land-Use Science and Society. Auburn, Alabama: Auburn University, 317 (2007), Published abstract.
"A market segmentation analysis of cruise ship tourists visiting the Panama Canal Watershed: Opportunities for ecotourism development." Beadles Thurau, B., Carver, A. D., Basman, C. M., Bauer, G., & Mangun, J. C. Journal of Ecotourism, 6.1 (2007):1-18.
"Civic organization participation in conservation initiatives: Conceptual models and practical applications." Cumpston I. T., Smith, R. M., Beadles Thurau, B., Throgmorton, K. M., & Carver, A. D. Research Publication NS-017, 44, Southern Illinois University Department of Forestry, Carbondale, Illinois, (2006).
"Two-Ton Toothy: U.S. expatriate media representations of the American crocodile in Panama." Beadles Thurau, B., Teal, K.J., Anderson, M.M., Carver, A.D., & Nielsen, C.K. Poster Presented at the 17th Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Snowbird, Colorado, 2010.
"Two-Ton Toothy": Victim or Villain? U.S. expatriate newspaper coverage of the American crocodile in Panama." Anderson, M.M., Beadles Thurau, B., Teal, K.J., Carver, A.D., & Nielsen, C.K. Poster Presented at the Saint Louis Area Undergraduate Research
Symposium, Carbondale, Illinois, 2010.
"Stakeholder perceptions regarding biodiversity loss and conservation practices in Panama." Beadles Thurau, B., Carver, A. D., Mangun, J. C., & Correa, N. J. Poster presented at the 14th Annual International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Burlington, Vermont, 2008.
"Qualitative research techniques for rainforest conservation and media production in Panama."Beadles Thurau, B., Carver, A.D., & Mangun, J.C. Poster presented at the Southern Illinois University Fifth Annual Research Town Meeting and Fair, Carbondale, Illinois, 2008.
"Documenting mammal diversity in the rural/urban interface of Panama City, Panama." Carver, A. D., Correa, N. J., Thurau, B. K., Mangun, J. C., Lee, J. G., Nielsen, C. K., & Schauber, E. M. Poster presented at Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces II: Linking Land Use Science and Society, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007.
"Enhancing the role of civic organizations in creating international parks and protected areas." Thurau, B. K., Cumpston, I. T., Smith, R. M., Carver, A. D., Throgmorton, K. M., & Mangun, J.C. Poster presented at 12th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources, Vancouver, Canada, 2006.
"Cruise ship tourists and sustainable heritage tourism opportunities in the Panama Canal Watershed." Thurau, B. K., Carver, A. D., Bauer, G., Basman, C. M., & Mangun, J. C. Paper presented at the First International Conference of the Association for Interpretation: Interpreting World Heritage, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006.
"Assessing cruise ship tourists' attitudes towards conservation of the Panama Canal Watershed." Thurau, B. K., Basman, C. M., Carver, A. D., Bauer, G., & Mangun, J. C. Paper presented at the American Watershed Resource Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 2003.
Campus & Community Involvement
Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS)
International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR)
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.