Ms. Morgan is a documentary and wildlife filmmaker who earned her B.A. from Le Moyne and her M.F.A. from American University. Her field experience includes rappelling into caves to shoot footage of bats and traveling by airboat to shoot footage in the Everglades. Her professional work experience also includes film production, video, broadcast television news, journalism, graphic design, research, writing, web design, and multimedia. Her thesis film, Spinning Toward Green (2008), was nominated for the Vasek Award in the 2010 International VAASA Wildlife Film Festival in Finland and received an Honorable Mention for Creative Approach at the 2009 International Wildlife Film Festival. She has taught courses in Communication Ethics, Eco-Theology and World Cinema, and Wildlife and Natural History Film. Her research interests include wildlife and natural history films, nature, ecomedia, eco-theology, and ecological themes in Anime.
CMM 227-21 Wildlife and Natural History Film
THE 235-01 Eco-Theology and World Cinema
COR100U-01 Seeing Nature
CMM 350-01 Communication Ethics
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Paper: “Sacred Geometry: The Visions of Hildegard von Bingen, from Liber Divinorum Operum, Compared with Native American Indian Spirituality” May 12-16, 2016 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Ultimate Reality and Meaning Conference (URAM)
18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality & Meaning Paper: “Challenging Christians: Eco-Theology and the Value of Nature,” August 5-8, 2015 University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference (AJCU)
Communication Conference Presentation: “Online Pedagogy For Film Courses using the CADE Model,” July 22-25, 2015 Boston College, Boston, MA
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association Conference
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture Paper: “Creatures and Crisis: Apocalyptic Environmental Visions in Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke,” February 11-14, 2015 Albuquerque, NM
Recent and Forthcoming Publications:
“Creatures in Crisis: Apocalyptic Environmental Visions in Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke”. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 2.3 (2015): 172–183. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.2.3.0172
"Challenging Christians: Eco-Theology and the Value of Nature." Ultimate Reality and Meaning: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding.
Le Moyne College Faculty Sustainability Fellowship 2015-2016, Le Moyne College McDevitt Center
This institutional initiative awarded three fellowships to Le Moyne College faculty to promote learning, scholarship, and pedagogy related to the theme of climate change and social justice.
Art Exhibition at the Wilson Art Gallery, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
"Myth and Science in the Land of Fire and Ice"
March 3-31, 2017
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