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Zoology doctoral student elected to international council


Molly Steinwald, a doctoral student in zoology at Miami University, was elected to the Affiliate Council of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) last month.

Affiliates, who provide advice to the ICLP, include professionals such as the directors of photography for the National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International.

Steinwald, a self-taught environmental photographer, has received awards for her work including a nature photography scholarship from the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA); selection as one of seven emerging female artists to participate in an exhibition curated by Gen Art and held in conjunction with the Sundance International Film Festival in 2008; and honorable mention for a photograph submitted to the 2008 Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition, among others.

At Miami, Steinwald is co-advised by Richard Lee, Distinguished Professor of zoology, and A. John Bailer, Distinguished Professor of statistics. Her research focuses on measuring the effectiveness of conservation photography in promoting environmental literacy and campus sustainability across the curriculum. She is also an assistant director for Miami’s Howe Center for Writing Excellence.

For more information about Steinwald’s work, go to For more information about the ILCP, go to


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