2009 "Crosby's Footprint" in The Wapsipinicon Almanac (Fall)
2008 “Changing Heroes,” The Land Report 92:18-21 (Fall)
2007 “Letter to a Young Iowan,” in Letters To A Young Iowan, Zachary Michael Jack (ed.), North Liberty, Iowa: Ice Cube Press.
2007 “Joining the Food Revolution in Grinnell,” in Eating in Place: Telling the Story of Local Foods, Robert Wolf (ed.), Decorah, Iowa: Free River Press.
2006 "Food and Social Relations in Communal and Capitalist Amana," in Eating in Eden: Food and American Utopias, Etta M. Madden and Martha L. Finch (eds.), Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.
2005 "Intentional Communities and the Sense of Place," presented at the annual conference of the Communal Studies Association, Harmony, Pennsylvania, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. 2003 “The Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College,” presented at panel on Institutional Responses to Place, ACM Workshop: Prairies, Rivers, and Towns: Liberal Arts and the Pedagogy of Place. September 19 – 20.. Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin.
2003 “Putting Down Antaeus,” in Roots of Renewal: An Exhibition and Community Partnership, Lesley Wright (ed.), Grinnell, Iowa: Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College.
2002 “Farming in East-Central Iowa Then and Now,” in Directory of Food Producers Who Market Locally, Grinnell, Iowa: Center for Prairie Studies.
2001 “The Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College: An Interdisciplinary Program in Place-Based Education.” Proceedings of the 17 th North American Prairie Conference: Seeds for the Future ~ Roots of the Past. Neil P. Bernstein and Laura J. Ostrander (eds.). North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa.
2000 “An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning At the College Level,” paper presented at the North American Prairie Conference, July 25, Mason City, Iowa.