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MEGAN BETZ

20 July 2017

Department of Geography, Student Building 120 Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Phone: 812.855.7849 Cell: Available upon request

E-mail: mebetz @ indiana.edu (Remove spaces before sending.)

EDUCATION

Indiana University, Ph.D.student, Department of Geography

Indiana University, M.P.A. Sustainability & Sustainable Development, May 2013

Capstone: “Assessing and Influencing Indiana University Students’ Understanding of Energy”

Ball State University, B.A. French & Journalism, May 2010, graduated cum laude

Thesis: “Garnier and Metaphor” and a translation of Robert Garnier’s Bradamante, Act 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 - present            Associate Instructor, Indiana University       Bloomington, Indiana

G306 - Topics in geography, community orchard and community gardens (lead instructor)
G110 - Human geography (lead instructor; teaching assistant)
G107 - Physical systems & the environment (led discussion sections)

2010 - 2011 Lecturer, Université de Nancy II                   Nancy, France            

TP101 - English conversation and phonetics (lead instructor)
TP201 - English conversation and phonetics (lead instructor)
TP301 - English conversation: literature (lead instructor)
TP100 - English conversation: the legal system (lead instructor)
TD2xx - English and American law (lead instructor)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dec. 2017 - present            Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program, Indiana University-Bloomington

Publications

journalism

For works published during my time at the Wapakoneta Daily News, click here

peer-reviewed articles

Farmer, J. R. & Betz, M. (2016). Rebuilding Local Foods in Appalachia: Variables affecting

distribution methods of West Virginia farms." Journal of Rural Studies, 45, 34-42.

Betz, M. & Farmer, J. R. (2016). Farmers’ market governance and its role on consumer motives

and outcomes. Local Environment,  1-15. doi: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1129606

Betz, M., Mills, J., & Farmer, J. R. (2017). A preliminary overview of community orcharding in the United StatesJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. doi: 10.5304/jafscd.2017.072.002

in progress

Betz, Megan and Betz, Robert J. 2017. “Pastoralism in Contemporary American Poetry" for submission to Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

Betz, Megan. 2017. “Pruning the Community Orchard: Creating Space for Community Formation" for submission to Gastronomica.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

May 2015 - Aug. 2016            Research Assistant, Farmer Research Lab, Indiana University       Bloomington, Indiana

Assisted Dr. James Farmer in researching and writing several papers addressing farmers' market, local food, and the commons.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

INTERESTS

I am a human geographer interested in local food projects and community development, particularly how these projects engage with the concept of the commons. My research focuses on perception, performance, and relations between species.

MEDIA

Betz, M. Interview with Annie CorriganEarth Eats. Indiana Public Radio, August 2, 2014.

Betz, M. Interview with Annie CorriganEarth Eats. Indiana Public Radio, August 16, 2014.

Betz, M. & Corrigan, A. "Urban Farming Worldwide With Jennifer Cockrall-King". Earth Eats, Feb. 13, 2015. http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/jennifer-cockrallking-food-city/.

Corrigan, A. "Mas Masumoto’s Letter To A Young Farmer — His Daughter." Earth Eats, March 10, 2017. Podcast audio: https://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/mas-masumoto-megan-betz-interview/.

Corrigan, A. "Marketing Yogurt To Men? Put Abs On The Package." Earth Eats, May 19, 2017. Podcast audio: http://indianapublicmedia.org/eartheats/emily-contois-dude-food/.

PRESENTATIONS

Betz, M. “Performing the myth of the garden.” Paper presented via Skype at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting, San Fransisco, California, April 1, 2016.

Betz, M. “Performing the myth of the garden.” Paper presented at the IU - Bloomington Interdisciplinary Conference , Bloomington, Indiana, March 5, 2016.

Betz, Joe & M. Betz. “Pastoralism in contemporary American poetry” Paper presented at the Landscape, Space, and Place conference, Bloomington, Indiana, March 5, 2016.

Betz, M. “Nostalgia in community agriculture.” Paper presented at the Dimensions of Political Ecology conference, Lexington, Kentucky, February 27, 2015.

Betz, M. “Place-making in community orchards.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 24, 2015.

Haythorn, Carolyn, D.C. Knudsen, M. Betz, C. Antreasian, & J.R. Farmer. “It’s all in the SKU.” Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 24, 2015.

Betz, M. “Applying Ostrom’s principles of the commons to the Bloomington Community Orchard.” Paper presented at the Yale Food Systems Symposium, New Haven, Connecticut, October 19, 2013.

Veit, M. “Garnier and Metaphor.” Paper presented at the St. Louis University Modern, Classical Languages Student Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri, March 20, 2010.

Poster pRESENTATIONS

Betz, M., Mills, J., & Farmer, J. “Preliminary overview of community orcharding in the U.S.” Poster presented by J. Farmer at the Purdue Small Farms Conference, Danville, Indiana, March 2, 2017.

panel discussions

Betz, M., Chatarpal, M., & Chera, M. “Food Week Panel & Discussion: Food (In)Justice.” Panel discussion hosted by the Geography Dept. of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Oct. 13, 2017.

GRANTS, AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

AWARDS

2014                            Geography Department Chairman's Graduate Student Recognition Award
2015                            Geography Department Chairman's Graduate Student Recognition Award
2017                  Geography Department Chairman's Graduate Student Recognition Award

GRANTS

2016                            Indiana University Graduate & Professional Student Government Travel Award

FELLOWSHIPS

2014                            Geography Department John Odland Graduate Research Fellowship ($500)
2014                            Anna L. Homquest Fellowship ($5,400)
2012 - 2013                Educational Opportunity Fellowship, Indiana University ($1,500 and tuition remission)

SERVICE

TO THE DEPARTMENT

2013 - 2014   Department of Geography Print Materials Committee
2013 - 2014   Department of Geography Social Committee

TO THE COMMUNITY

2013 - 2015             Bloomington Community Orchard Communications Board of Directors
2012 - present        Grant writer, Community Kitchen, Bloomington, Indiana
2011 - 2015             Bloomington Community Orchard Communications Team Leader
2010 - 2011            ONE Campaign Congressional District Leader

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Feb. 2014                   Nonprofit Board of Directors Certificate Program

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

2013 - 2017            Fundraising Assistant, Community Kitchen of Monroe County
2012 - 2013            Service Corps Fellow, Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Summer 2010        Freelance reporter, Wapakoneta Daily News
2009 - 2010           Editorship, Ball State University, Honors College
2009 - 2010           Translation Fellow, Ball State University, Department of Modern Language & Classics
Summer 2007        Staff writer, Wapakoneta Daily News