Gregory A. Smith

(Professor, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR) specializes in place- and community-based education.  During his April 17-20, 2007, residency at Andrews Forest he worked on a chapter for his co-authored book on this topic (Smith, G., and D. Sobel. 2010.  Place- and Community-based Education in Schools.  New York and London: Routledge; Smith, G., and D. Grunewald (eds.). 2008.  Place-based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity. London and New York: Taylor & Francis). Greg writes, “My five days at the Andrews Forest were everything I’d hoped for: time in the woods, time for reflection, time for writing, time for reading, and time for conversation mid-way through my stay—just when I needed to have a chance to speak with others.”