Carolyn Finney, PhD (with James Edward Mills)
AUTHOR AND STORYTELLER
Carolyn Finney, PhD, is a storyteller, author, and a cultural geographer. She is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. Carolyn is grounded in both artistic and intellectual ways of knowing-she pursued an acting career for eleven years, but five years of backpacking trips through Africa and Asia, and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, Carolyn returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a BA, MA, (gender and environmental issues in Kenya and Nepal) and a Ph.D., where she was a Fulbright and Canon National Science Scholar Fellow.