Bonnie Johanna Gisel
- Environmental Historian, Cultural/Religious/American Historian (nineteenth century), Environmental Educator. John Muir scholar and author.
- Academic degrees: Ph.D. / M. Phil Drew University 1998/1994; M.Div. Harvard University 1991; M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology 1972; B.F.A. Daemen College 1970. Has served as adjunct or visiting professor at University of the Pacific, Drew University, and Green Mountain College.
- Curator LeConte
Memorial Lodge, Sierra Club, Yosemite National Park - 2002 -
present. In this capacity Bonnie created the following special programs:
- Creator of John Muir Award, University of the Pacific, 2001, first awarded to Maymie B. Kimes.
Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy wiith
images by Stephen J. Joseph (Berkeley, Heyday Books, 2008).
- Kindred & Related
Spirits: The Letters of John Muir and Jeanne C. Carr (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001).
- LeConte Memorial Lodge: One Hundred Years of Public Service In Yosemite National Park by Bonnie Gisel. Presentation to California State Historic Resources Commission by Bonnie Johanna Gisel, Ph.D., Curator, LeConte Memorial Lodge, Sierra Club
- An Essay on John Muir's Phenomenal Science - in John Muir Newsletter (Fall-Winter 2011-2012).
- Meeting John Muir's Family, Friends, and Adventures: Between the
Calypso borealis and the Araucaria imbricata: Introduction in John
Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures, eds. Sally M. Miller
and Daryl Morrison (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press,
- Acceptance Speech for 2006 John Muir Conservation Award: Nature's
Universal Abounding Glory
- "A Divine Wilderness Ramble: Jeanne Carr, John Muir, Tuolumne Canyon, the Sources of the Merced and San Joaquin: 1873," in John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures, eds. Sally M. Miller and Daryl Morrison (University of New Mexico Press, 2003).
- "Spiritual Intimacy: John Muir and Jeanne C. Carr," in John Muir in Historical Perspective, ed. Sally M. Miller (New York: Peter Lang, 1999).
- "Go to the Mountains! Helen Hunt Jackson," John
Muir Newsletter (Fall 2002).
- "What Does Love Have To Do With It: Christian Propriety and Kindred Redemption," John Muir Newsletter 7 (Summer 1997).
- "Into the Sun: Jeanne C. Carr. A Woman's Experience in Nature and Wilderness in Nineteenth-Century America," Drew University, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1998.
- John Muir, the Sierra, Yosemite National Park & the Sierra Club by Bonnie J. Gisel, Ph.D., Curator, LeConte Memorial Lodge, A speech presented on the Occasion of the Sierra Club Resilient Habitats Campaign Retreat March 26 – 29, 2012, Clair Tappaan Lodge
Photograph of Bonnie Gisel by Harold Wood
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