Fae Dremock

Fae Dremock

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Science
Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Specialty:Environmental Humanities, Writing
Office: Rothschild Place
Ithaca, NY 14850


  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, English Literature and Creative Writing
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Writing

I joined the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences in 2014 after serving on the faculties of the American University at Cairo (Egypt) and Northeast Louisiana University. I have also worked professionally as a writer,  a civil mediator, and (most recently) a senior research editor at the Center for Improving Student Learning in Mathematics and Science. 

Research Interests:

I currently have three long-term writing projects on my desk. The first emerges from 3 years of data collection during and after an urban water crisis in a mid-sized midwest town. I have presented pieces of this material and plan to complete a nonfiction book on public risk in urban water policy. The second project is a novel emerging from my own experiences in working with a city alder on water policy and as a private citizen in the urban South. The third project is a short story collection emerging from my interests in the environment and social justice.

Environmental  Communication Project:

AlluvianIn fall 2015, my research students and I created a prototype undergraduate environmental issues online journal, Alluvian. The first issue was published online on October 20, 2016. (Please "like" our Facebook page: alluvianjournal and follow us on Twitter.) As the journal grows, I will be offering internships as well as continuing to supervise research students interested in online communication of environmental issues.

Courses Taught:

ENVS 11900 Introduction to Environmental Humanities (F, S).

ENVS 11200 Principles and Practices of Sustainability (F).

ENVS 36000 Advanced Topics in Environmental Humanities (S).  

           S2015:  Environmental Democracy: The Problem of Activism

           S2016: Homesteading: Memoirs of Living on the Land

           S2017: The Unnatural Disaster: "Memoirs" of Climate Change

Selected Publications:

Dremock, F. "Open at the Throat," Artful Dodge, 52/53, 2016. 

Dremock, F. "The Flyover," New World Writing, 2016. 

Dremock, F. And the Baby Gods Sprout Like Milkweed, Dancing Girl Press, 2014.

Romberg, T. R., Carpenter, T. A., & Dremock, F. (Eds.). Understanding Mathematics and Science Matters. Erlbaum, 2005.