With a joint appointment between the Department of Writing & Rhetoric and the Department of Natural Resources Science, Dr. Caroline Gottschalk Druschke uses her background in rhetoric and communication to study the human dimensions of natural resources management. She takes a mixed-methods, place-based approach to ongoing research into watershed-based conservation outreach, the impact of climate change on commercial fishing policy, and public engagement with freshwater restoration efforts. Dr. Druschke has presented internationally on her work, published in communication and conservation journals, and received research fellowships from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and AAUW and funding from the National Park Service. Her work to fuse rhetoric and natural resources began in a NSF-IGERT program in Landscape, Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk and Silvia Secchi. “The impact of gender on agricultural conservation knowledge and attitudes in an Iowa watershed.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69.2 (2014): 95-106.
Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk. “With Whom Do We Speak? Building Transdisciplinary Collaborations in Rhetoric of Science.” Poroi 10.1 (2014): Article 10. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.13008/2151- 2957.1175.
Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk. “Watershed as Common-Place: Communicating for Conservation at the Watershed Scale.” Special Issue: The Symbolic Transformation of Space. Ed. James G. Cantrill and Jessica L. Thompson. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 7.1 (2013): 80-96.
Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk and Carrie E. Seltzer. “Failures of Engagement: Lessons Learned from a Citizen Science Pilot Study.” Applied Environmental Education and Communication 11.3-4 (2012): 178-188.
Druschke, Caroline Gottschalk, Evan Dunphy, Linda Green, Elizabeth Herron, and Molly Hunt. “What is a Watershed?” University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch. 2012. What is a Watershed?