Susan Power Bratton is a Professor at Baylor University in the Department of Environmental Science.  After graduating with an undergraduate biology major, from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, she received a PhD in plant ecology at Cornell University in 1975 and served as a research scientist for the US National Park Service in the Great Smoky Mountains and at the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens.  Dr. Bratton expanded her interdisciplinary skills by completing a graduate certificate in environmental ethics from University of Georgia (1985), an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary (1987), and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from University of Texas at Dallas (1997). In addition to her publications in ecological science, she has published five books and over fifty book chapters and articles concerning religion and the environment. In 2014, her book The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail received recognition as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. In 2015, the International Society for Science & Religion elected Dr. Bratton as a fellow, and in 2016 the Great Smokies Mountains Association recognized her as one of the most influential people in the history of the park.  During the 2018-2019 academic year, she was a fellow at Virginia Humanities, Charlottesville, where she worked on a book on the religioscape of the Appalachians. Other current research interests include waste plastics in natural ecosystems, and a text on religion and the environment under contract to Routledge publishers.