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Ian Granville Ph.D.

Portrait of Ian Granville


University Writing Program
2215 Turlington Hall
PO Box 112020
Gainesville, FL 32611-2020

Courses Taught

  • ENC 1101
  • ENC 1102
  • IDH 2930 Nature Writing
  • IDH 2930 Ethnography
  • ENC 3254: Writing in Wildlife Ecology
  • ENC 3464/ANT 3860: Writing in Social Science/Anthropology
  • ENC 3246: Professional Communication for Engineers
  • ENC 3254 Nature Writing
  • ENC 3254 Writing in Environmental Science

Pedagogical Interests

Preparing nature-biology courses from scratch

Other Interests and Bio

My wife, Annette, and I are from New Zealand. We have been married for 37 years and we are now Americans, though we don’t sound like it. I earned a B.S. (Hons) in wildlife ecology in NZ, graduated from Christchurch Teachers Training College, taught high school biology for ten years, assisted or led 17 expeditions studying seabirds on Pacific islands, and led a research project on wild kiwis for 30 months. I graduated MA in theology from a seminary near Chicago, earned a PhD in anthropology from UF, and we lived for seven years among the Aymara Indians in the Bolivian Andes writing curricula and lessons for pastors. Annette is a mother-baby nurse at Shands Hospital and an avid gardener. We like reading, having time with church friends, traveling to places of cultural and historical interest, and going on birdwatching trips—Costa Rica in 2018.

Best Writing Advice

Read voraciously and widely (something every day); write your life stories; always do your best.