• Catherine Berdanier and Joshua Lenart (2020). So, You Have to Write a Literature Review: A Guided Workbook for Engineers. (pp. 124). Wiley IEEE Press. Published, 10/21/2020.
  • Richards, J.L. & Lenart, J., Sumner, D. and Christensen, D. (2018). From Big Ag to Campus Cafeterias: Intersections of Food-Supply Networks as Technical Communication Pedagogy. Open Library of Humanities. Vol. 4(2), 1-24. Published, 11/23/2018.
  • Joshua Lenart & Catherine Berdanier (2017). “Development of a Genre Analysis Framework to Investigate Engineering Literature Reviews” . IEEE Professional Communication Society. 6. Published, 07/24/2017.
  • A. Brunvand, A. Regan, J. Lenart, J. Breiman & E. Bullough (2014). “Building an Academic Library Collection to Support Sustainability” Ed. Maria A. Jankowska. Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries.. Litwin Books, Sacramento, CA. Published, 10/24/2014.

Research Keywords

  • Technical or Business Writing
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Climate adaptation; community resilience; environmental intelligence; landscape-scale understanding of social-ecological systems; self-governance; and wildlife communications policy.


  • “Team Writing & the Triple Bottom Line: A Collaboration with the Forest Service for Enhancing Workplace Preparedness” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/29/2020.
  • “So, You’re Assigning a Literature Review: A Moves-Step Framework for Helping Students Engage More Meaningfully with Literature” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/27/2020.
  • National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT: November 2018 Communication at Play: Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Organizations, and Management Agencies J. Lenart, “Don’t Tread on Me: Infrastructure Development, Resource Conflict, and the Outdoor Recreation Industry in Lands Adjacent to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments” M. Blevins, “Negotiating Gender in the Outdoor Recreation Industry” V. Dawson, “Authorized and Unauthorized Texts as Resources for Organizational Identification” E. Brunner, “Ecotourism in China: The Nature Industry” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 07/18/2018.
  • J.Lenart, A Feasibility Assessment of Infrastructure Development on Rural Communities, Resources, and the Environment on Federal Public Lands outside Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. International Association for Society and Natural Resources; Snowbird, UT: June 2018 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/16/2018.
  • Symposium on Hunting, Fishing & Conservation, Logan, UT, Utah State University: March 2018 J. Lenart (Moderator/Keynote), “Landscape-Scale Understanding of Wildlife & Habitat on Utah’s Public Lands” D. Olson, “The Utah Migration Initiative: Documenting and Preserving Migration Corridors” L. Christian, “Improving Wildlife Habitat Connectivity through Collaboration” K. Davis, “How Better Public Policy Can Protect Wildlife Habitat and Corridors” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/22/2018.
  • Special Interest Group, Conference on College Composition & Comm., Kansas City, MO: March 2018 Environmental Rhetoric and Advocacy J. Lenart (Chair), J. Davis, M. Driscoll, C. Hogg, K. Krzus-Shaw, J. Richards, D. Sumner, D. Christensen‎, and P. Walker . Other, Presented, 03/15/2018.
  • From Theory to Public Action: Moving Rhetoric Beyond the University (with J. L. Richards). Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference; Salt Lake City, UT: October . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/27/2017.
  • A Genre Analysis of Graduate Student Literature Reviews in Engineering: Toward Understanding Patterns of Disciplinary Argumentation (with C. Berdanier). ProComm 2017; Madison, WI: July . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/24/2017.
  • Cultivating New Lines of Inquiry Workshop, CCCC, Portland, OR: March 2017 Public Land Use: The Move from Pedagogy to Advocacy J. Lenart, J. Richards, D. Sumner, and D. Christensen‎ . Other, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • An Examination of a Federal Land Transfer from a Civil and Environmental Engineering Perspective: Evaluating the Triple Bottom Line. ProComm 2016; Austin, TX: October Research Network Forum, Facilitator, Houston, TX: March . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/04/2016.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Canada
    Established research connections Dr. Mark Boyce, Professor of Ecology and Alberta Conservation Association Chair in Fisheries & Wildlife, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and Dr. Connor Mallory who works with the Government of Nunavut to investigate how Qamanirjuaq caribou use and move through the landscape and how variation in their environment affects the herd’s movement and distribution. This proposed project will analyze beneficial aspects of the European and North American Models of Conservation as they occur in Canada. This study will also examine similarities and differences between stakeholder understandings of caribou and community resilience east to west across Canada in Nunavut and the Yukon Territories.
  • Norway
    Traveled to Norway in July 2017 to establish research contacts and Letters of Invitation with Rulralis-The Institute for Rural and Regional Research (Trondheim) and also with the Faculty of Law at the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø). The proposed collaboration will compare the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation with the European Model of Conservation where it concerns caribou and reindeer management and Arctic communities' ability to adapt to climate change. Applied for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative to fund study. Key Words Caribou, climate adaptation; community resilience; environmental intelligence; landscape-scale understanding of social-ecological systems; self-governance; and wildlife communications policy. Abstract This research project examines land and wildlife management discourse as it relates to Arctic community resilience and consumptive wildlife resources in the U.S. and Norway. Through a series of ethnographic interviews, this interdisciplinary study will analyze how stakeholder input and resource conflicts are negotiated when determining land and wildlife policies involving reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti). This effort strives toward a triple bottom line approach to enhancing collaboration between resource management agencies at local, federal, and international levels in order to bolster community sustainability and climate adaption planning.