Susan J. Gilbertz is an assistant professor of geography at Montana State University–Billings where she also served as the director of the Environmental Studies Program. She holds a PhD from Texas A&M University and MA and BS degrees from the University of Wyoming. She was the principle investigator on the Yellowstone River Cultural Inventory—2006. Her most recent works, in Rural Sociology and the Professional Geographer, examine the social and cultural dynamics of amenity landscapes. She also serves on the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council’s Technical Advisory Committee, a group that works closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the cumulative effects of human activities on the river.
Trudy Milburn was an associate professor of communication at the University of Southern California, California State University–Channel Islands, and Baruch College/City University of New York. She holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MA from Texas A&M University, and a BA from the University of California–Davis. Dr. Milburn’s previous book Nonprofit Organizations: Creating Membership through Communication was published by Hampton Press. She has published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Business Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, Communication Studies, and The International and Intercultural Communication Annual. Dr. Milburn also serves as chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association.