Professor of Environmental Studies
Brent grew up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, but it wasn’t until he spent a year and a half volunteering at a retreat center deep in the North Cascades that he truly fell in love with the outdoors. Since then, he has explored the Rockies, Adirondacks, Central Cascades, Southern Ghats, Pyrenees, Andes, the Scottish Highlands, and the fjords of Iceland, always returning to his beloved home mountains in the Wasatch. Brent has spent his career researching political ecology, resource geography, environmental history, and cultural landscapes. When he’s not teaching, reading, or writing, he’s most likely taking photos or exploring the world on a bike or a snowboard.