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About Dr. Scott Knickerbocker



American literature, poetry and poetics, creative nonfiction, environmental studies

Personal Statement

As part of his commitment to experiential, interdisciplinary, place-based education, Professor Knickerbocker leads two off-campus programs: the Winter Wilderness Experience (environmental studies, literature, cultural geography, winter ecology, and backcountry skiing in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho) and a study abroad trip to Scotland and the Lake District (literature, art, music). He also plays banjo in Hokum Hi-Flyers, an old-time string band in Boise (

Professional Experience

Scott Knickerbocker began lecturing at The College of Idaho in 2007. His scholarly interests include American literature, poetry and poetics, creative nonfiction, and environmental studies.


  • Ph. D., English, University of Oregon
  • M. A., English, University of Oregon
  • B.A., English and Biology, Principia College


Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language (