Tom Horton is a Professor of Practice in Environmental Studies. His areas of expertise include Chesapeake Bay politics, cultures, science, nature writing, journalism and experiential education. Horton is one of the most respected nature writers in the US, winner of the John Burroughs Award for the best book of nature writing in 1988, as well as the David Brower award from the Sierra Club, and other awards from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Audubon Society. He is the author of eight books about Chesapeake Bay and covered the environment for the Baltimore Sun for 35 years.
In addition to teaching courses about Chesapeake Bay and nature writing at SU, Horton is a freelance nature writer, working for National Geographic, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Chesapeake Bay Magazine and others. He recently paddled his kayak 550 miles around the Delmarva Peninsula and co-teaches a summer kayaking/camping course, "Exploring Delmarva: A Water's-Eye View."