Curriculum Vitae

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DENIELLE M. PERRY

Curriculum Vitae 08/08/2018

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability 1251 Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523 – 0361 | Denielle.Perry@nau.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2017
Dissertation: “The Uneven Geography of River Conservation in the U.S.: Insights from the Application of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.”
Chair: Alexander B. Murphy
M.S. Geography, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada, 2010
Thesis: Costa Rica and the Río Pacuare During Times of Free Trade and Regional Integration.
Chair: Kate A. Berry
B.A. International Studies; Spanish; Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 2006 Minor Geography
Mentor: Stephen F. Cunha
Center of Modern Languages, University of Granada, Spain, Spring 2005
A.A. Liberal Arts, Central Florida Community College, 2000

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability Fall 2017- Present
Graduate Employee University of Oregon, Geography Fall 2012-Winter 2017
Research Assistant University of Oregon, Geography Summer 2013
Adjunct Professor University of Nevada, Reno, Geography Fall 2010-Summer 2012
Adjunct Professor Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno Fall 2010-Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant University of Nevada, Reno, Geography Fall 2007-Summer 2010

PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS

Perry, D.M. (2017). “[Re]framing the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for Ecosystem Based Resilience and Adaptation.”, International Journal of Wilderness, 18 (2) 41-48.
Perry, M.D. and Praskievicz, S.J. (2017). “A new era of big infrastructure? [Re-]developing water storage in the U.S. West in the context of climate change and environmental regulation.” Water Alternatives, 10(2): 134-151.
Perry, D.M. and Berry. K A. (2016). “Central American integration through infrastructure development: a case study of Costa Rican hydropower” Regions and Cohesion, 6(1). doi:10.3167/reco.2016.060105
Perry, D. (Producer/Director). (2015). Troubled Waters: Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare [Motion Picture]. United States: Jeremy Jensen Media. http://riopacuarecostarica.org/the-film/

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Perry, D.M. (In progress). “Legible Rivers, Resilient Rivers: Lessons for climate adaptation from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” Sustainability.
Perry, D.M. (In progress). “Bridging Resilience and Adaptation by Integrating Conservation Policy into Water Resource Management.” Water.
Perry, D.M. (In progress). “A Political Ecology of Federal River Conservation: 50 years and counting of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” Environment and Planning C.
Perry, D.M. and Ptak, T. (In progress). “Damming the Divide: a trans-pacific comparison of Central America and Southeast Asia regional integration through hydropower development.” Geoforum.
Perry, D.M. (In progress) “Hydropower Capital and Policy Matters: the nexus of climate change, energy development, and conservation in Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare.” Journal of Latin American Geography.
Li, Peng and Perry, D. (In Progress). “Reconfiguring River Chiefs through Integrated
Water Resources Management to Improve China’s Policy Promise for the Global
Freshwater Crisis.” To be submitted to Water.
Perry, D.M. (In progress). “Dragons, Dams, and Dinosaurs: the Evolution of China’s River
Principles & Policies.” To be submitted to Geoforum.
George, R., Lima, R., Samar, M., Perry, D.P. (In Progress). “A Case for Conservation: The
Yampa River Legacy and the Colorado River.” To be submitted to

GRANTS, AWARDS, & FELLOWSHIPS

2018 Sustainable Leadership Award, NAU Faculty Award Nominee $0
2017 CUAHSI, “Let’s Talk About Water.” $3,000
NCSCE, “Transcending Barriers to Success: Connecting Indigenous and Western Knowledge.” $6,000
NPS, CPCESU “Ecosystem Services of Wild and Scenic Rivers.” $74,000
Christopherson Geosystems Award for Excellence in Applied Geography $500
2016 Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation Moody Research Grant $3000
University of Oregon Women in Graduate Science Parenting Award $1200
2014 Global Greengrants Fund $1500
University of Oregon Department of Geography Fieldwork Grant $400
2013 APCG Larry Ford Fieldwork Award $500
APCG Women’s Network Travel Grant $200
2009 AAG Geography Bowl Championship team $100
2008 John Joseph Crowley Geography Scholarship, University of Nevada,
Reno
$1500

CONFERENCE SESSIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND INVITED LECTURES

2018 “Global Challenges and Opportunities for Water Governance in the Native World.”
Keynote talk at the NSF-NRT: “Indigenous Food Energy and Water Security &
Sovereignty or Indige-FEWSS” Water in the Native World Symposium. Missoula,
MT. August.
“Campus Celebration of Wild and Scenic’s 50th Anniversary: Successes and lessons
learned from the Student Water Symposium.” Invited lecture River Rally’s Wild &
Scenic Rivers 50th Webinar Celebrating Wild and Scenic Rivers 50th: Engaging
Your Diverse Community. Webinar, June.
“Hydropower Capital and Policy Matters: The Nexus of Energy Development,
Climate Change, and Conservation on Costa Rica’s Contested Río Pacuare.” 35th
Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers. San Jose, Costa Rica. May.
“Panel on Colorado River Management.” Rivers, Lands and Cultures:
Learning from the Tocantins Social-ecological System NSF-CNH-RCN: Amazon
Dams Network: Advancing Integrative Research and Adaptive Management of
Social-ecological Systems Transformed by Hydroelectric Dams Workshop. Palmas,
Brazil. May.
“Source to Sink: Tracing the Truckee River from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake.”
Field Trip Leader. River Rally. Olympic Valley, CA. May.
“Using Storytelling to Save Your River.” Invited Panel Discussion. River Rally.
Olympic Valley, CA. May.
“Policy Matters: Reconfiguring river governance for ecosystem protection and
climate adaptation.” Invited Webinar Amazon Dams Network. April 5, 2018.
http://amazondamsnetwork.org/recorded-webinars-presentations/#toggle-id-1
“The Political Ecology of Federal River Conservation Policy 50 Years On: Wild &
Scenic Rivers from D.C. to Beijing.” Invited Lecture University of Idaho Department
of Geography Spring Seminar Series. Moscow, ID. March.
“The Political Ecology of Wild & Scenic: Lessons for Advancing Resilient River
Ecosystems.” Invited Lecture University of Montana Wilderness Institute Spring
Seminar Series. Missoula, MT. March.
“Dragons, Dams, and Dinosaurs: the Evolution of China’s River Principles and Policies.” Invited Lecture SESES Spring Seminar Series, NAU. February.
2017 “Bridging Resilience and Adaptation by Integrating River Conservation Policy into Water Resource Management.” Invited Lecture Sino-USA Symposium on River Conservation. Yunnan University, Kunming, China. December, 2017
“Wild & Scenic Rivers: Adventures in Advocacy and the Academy.” Invited lecture for Geography Awareness Week. NAU Department of Geography. November, 2017
“Interpreting the Wild & Scenic Rio Grande.” Invited guided lecture float for Waterkeeper Alliance and Wild Earth Guardians. Taos, NM. October, 2017
“The Art of Sustainability Science.” Invited lecture for Dr. Julie Comnick’s Drawing II class for Art exhibit instruction. NAU. September, 2017
“Bridging Resilience and Adaptation by Integrating Conservation Policy into Water Resource Management.” Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ. September.
“A Dissertation Review: The Uneven Geography of River Conservation in The U.S.: Insights from the Application of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” Invited lecture for the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council. August.
“Adventures in River Advocacy and Academics.” Invited lecture for the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club. Corvallis, OR. May.
Session Organizer & Chair. “Legibility Acts and Climate Adaptation Sessions 1-3.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. April.
“Legible Rivers, Resilient Rivers: Lessons in Adaptation from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. April.
“Legibility Acts as Climate Change Adaptation: Insights from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” Invited lecture University of Oklahoma Seminar Series. February.
2016 “A Political Ecology of Federal River Conservation: 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Portland, OR.
“The Wild & Scenic Rivers of the United States.” University of Oregon Three Minute Thesis. Eugene, OR.
“The Spatio-Temporal Dimensions of River Conservation in the U.S.: Insights from the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
2015 “Troubled Waters: Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare.” Film screening and lecture tour at University of Oregon, Eugene; University of Nevada, Reno; Vista Grande High School, Taos, NM; Taos Mesa Brewery, Taos, NM.
2014 “Water Security for Whom? Reservoir Expansion on California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers.” International Geographers Union Political Geography and Environment Conference. Eugene, OR.
“Human-Environment Interactions in the McKenzie River Watershed.” Geography outreach lecture and whitewater rafting field trip co-organized with Sarah Praskievicz. Eugene, OR.
2013 Co-organizer of field trip “From Source to Sink: Tracing the Truckee River from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Squaw Valley, CA.
“Drought, Discourse, and Denial: The Lake McClure Expansion Plan and the Wild & Scenic Merced River.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. Squaw Valley, CA.
“New Era of Reclamation? Water Storage in the American West in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation.” Co-presented with Sarah Praskievicz at Oregon State University Water Research Symposium. Corvallis, OR.
2009 Invited lecture “El Desarrollo de la Hidroelectricidad con el TLC y PPP.” National Forum for the Defense of the Rivers and Rights of the Peoples. Turrialba, Costa Rica.
“Hydropower development under CAFTA and the PPP: Free trade with a heavy hand.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
2008 “Costa Rica’s Río Pacuare: Troubled Waters for a Cultural Icon.” California Geographical Society Meeting. Chico, CA.

INVITED NAU GUEST LECTURES

2017 ENV 230, “Life Cycle Analysis”
ART 136, “The Art of Sustainability Science.” For art exhibit development

MEDIA

2018 “Water is Life and the NAU Student Water Symposium.” Radio show on Radio
Sunnyside 101.5. Flagstaff, AZ. April.
http://www.thecoloradoplateau.com/2018/04/plateau-on-radio-episode-11-water-is.html
2015 Tico Times (Costa Rica) Dam the Pacuare? Over Turrialba’s dead body.
http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/08/25/dam-the-pacuare-over-turrialbas-dead-body

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lead and/or Co-Instructor

Spring 2018 Environmental Sustainability, NAU ENV 181
Winter 2018 Water Resources Policy & Management, NAU ENV 499/599
*Yampa River Field Course, NAU ENV 497/EES 697
Fall 2017, Fall 2018 Environmental Sustainability, NAU ENV 181
Environmental Sciences-Policy Interface, NAU ENV 555
Fall 2015 Environment and Development, UO GEOG 465/565
Spring 2015 Geography, Law, & the Environment, UO GEOG 463/563
Fall 2014, Summer 2013 (online) Introduction to Human Geography, UO GEOG 142
Fall 2013 Geography of Latin America, UO GEOG 214
Summer 2012 *Energy & Water Nexus, UNR GEOG 470
Spring 2012 *Western Water Resources Management, UNR GEOG 438/638
Fall 2010, Fall 2011 World Regional Geography, UNR GEOG 200
Spring 2011 Geography of Latin America, UNR GEOG 476/676
Fall 2010-Spring 2012 Cultural Geography, TMCC GEOG 106
* contain significant field component

Teaching Assistant

Fall 2016 Mountain Geography, UO GEOG 410/510
Spring 2016 Population & Environment, UO GEOG 341
Fall 2015 International Water Policy, UO GEOG 467/567
Spring 2014 Introduction to Physical Geography, UO GEOG 141
Winter 2014 Introduction to Human Geography, UO GEOG 142
Spring 2013, Winter 2017 Geography, Law, & the Environment, UO GEOG 463/563
Winter 2013, Winter 2015 Geography of Europe, UO GEOG 202
Fall 2012 Geography of Latin America, UO GEOG 214
Summer 2010 Physical Geography of the Earth’s Environment, UNR GEOG 103
Fall 2007- Spring 2009 Introduction to Cultural Geography, UNR GEOG 106
Fall 2006 Cultural Geography, HSU GEOG 105

STUDENT ADVISING/MENTORING

NAU Graduate Advising

Rachel Ellis, Committee member, SUS, In progress
Robert George, Committee member, ES&P, In progress
Katie Guetz, Chair, ES&P, In progress
Lindsey Jones, Committee member, ES&P, In progress
James Major, Chair, ES&P, In progress
Miranda Perrone, Committee member, ES&P, Graduated Spring 2018
Emily Romano, Committee member, ES&P, In progress
Natalia Shaw, Committee member, ES&P, In progress
Sarah Smith, Chair, ES&P, In progress
Coreen Welsh, Co-Chair, SUS, In progress

Undergraduate Research, Mentoring, and Advising

Hannah Mueller, Undergraduate Research Assistant

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT

Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council

Expert Advisor, GIS mapping project for the National Park Service by University of Washington
Masters in Sustainability and GIS program (Summer, 2017)

American Association of Geographers

Treasurer, Latin America Specialty Group (2016-2018)
Diversity Ambassador Panelist at Annual Meeting in San Francisco (2016)

Northern Arizona University

Faculty Advisor – River Studies & Leadership Certificate
Faculty Advisor- Student Water Symposium Organizing Committee
Faculty Advisor – Community & University Public Inquiry Initiative – Grand Canyon Trust POD
Member, Curriculum Committee – School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Member, Scholarship Committee – School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Member, Civic Engagement Minor Committee
Member, Academic Advisory Council – Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership

University of Oregon

River Research Group, 2013-2017
Student coordinator, GEOG 608 Thesis Writing and Workshop Spring, 2014; Fall, 2016
Geography outreach volunteer, College Block new orientation, Fall 2016
Organizing committee, annual Geography Tea Talk Series, 2014-2015
Geography outreach volunteer, Field trip leader and lecturer, 2014
Interpreter, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, UO Law 2015
Volunteer Instructor, Girls Science Adventure Camp, Women in Graduate Science 2013
Volunteer Instructor, Geography Awareness Week, 2012-2016
Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation

  • Treasurer, 2015-2017
  • Geography Department Steward, 2014-2015

University of Nevada, Reno

Faculty Advisor, established undergraduate Geography Club, 2012
Professional Evaluator, Student World Water Forum, 2010 & 2011
President, Student World Water Forum organizing committee, 2008
Member, Student Association of International Water Issues (SAIWI), 2008-2010

Manuscript Reviews

International Journal of Wilderness Sustainability Rowman & Littlefield

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

  • Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group (CAPE)
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC)
  • Latin America Specialty Group (LASG)
  • Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG)
  • Climate Specialty Group
  • Energy and Environment Specialty Group (EESG)
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG)
Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
California Geographical Society (CGS)
Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG)
Political Ecology Society (PESO)
River Management Society (RMS)

RESEARCH FOCI

Climate adaptation and resilience Water-energy-food nexus
Water Resources policy and management U.S. West
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Latin America
Public policy & natural resource management China
Environmental Justice

SELECT EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Co-founder/Advocate, Amigos del Río Pacuare, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 2001-2016
Interpreter & Advocate, Rivers for Life 3, International Rivers, Guadalajara, MX, 2010
Watershed Learning Project Educator, Rivers and Birds, Taos, NM 2009
Truckee River Project tree planter, The Nature Conservancy, Reno, NV 2008 -2009
Academic Mentor at Tsurai High School, YouthServe AmeriCorps, Arcata, CA 2005-2006
Event Coordinator, Sustainable Nations, Arcata, CA 2005-2006
Interpreter, Seventh Generation Fund, Arcata, CA 2006
Outreach & Administrative Assistant, Northcoast Regional Land Trust, Arcata, CA 2003-2004
Consultant, Federación Ecologista, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2001-2003
Advocate, Río Grande Restoration, Taos, NM, 1999-2001
Guide, Los Rios River Runners, Taos, NM, 1999-2001, 2004, 2009

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Spanish (fluent) French (basic) Chinese (beginner)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Residence

Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain

Travel

Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, China, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Morrocco, Nicaragua, Panamá, Switzerland