Dr J Drew Lanham

Dr. J. Drew Lanham (Keynote Speaker) is a native of Edgefield, South Carolina, and the author of ​The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature​, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion​, ​Audubon​, ​Flycatcher​, and ​Wilderness, ​and in several anthologies, including ​The Colors of Nature​, ​State of the Heart​, ​Bartram’s Living Legacy​, and ​Carolina Writers at Home​. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. J. Drew Lanham is a native of Edgefield, South Carolina, and the author of ​The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature​, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal.

He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion​, ​Audubon​, ​Flycatcher​, and ​Wilderness, ​and in several anthologies, including ​The Colors of Nature​, ​State of the Heart​, ​Bartram’s Living Legacy​, and ​Carolina Writers at Home​.

An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.