Department of English

 

Dr. Daniel Payne
Professor

Office Hours (Spring 2015):


Courses (Spring 2015):
ALIT 207 - Environmental Literature
COMP 310 - Screenwriting Workshop
LITR 150 - Intro to Literary Studies


Netzer 319
607-436-3442
daniel.payne@oneonta.edu

Dan Payne

Since Dr. Payne began teaching at SUNY College at Oneonta in the fall 2001 semester he has created several new courses including creative writing workshops in screenwriting and creative non-fiction, and courses in American and environmental literature such as Hawthorne and Melville, Environmental Literature, Rachel Carson, and The River as Metaphor and Reality. Prior to teaching at SUNY Oneonta, Dr. Payne earned a J.D. at Albany Law School, and his experience as a practicing attorney included service as Counsel to the New York State Senate Transportation Committee. He then completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo, where his dissertation was a multidisciplinary study of American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics. His book-length works include Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics (1996); The Palgrave Environmental Reader (2005); Writing the Land: John Burroughs and His Legacy (2008); and Why Read Thoreau’s Walden? (2013). His literary biography of American nature writer Henry Beston is scheduled to be published by David R. Godine in the fall of 2014. Dr. Payne also directs the biannual John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference & Seminar, commonly referred to as the “Sharp Eyes” Conference, at SUNY Oneonta. The next conference is schedule for June 2-5, 20014. In 2012 Dr. Payne was honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.