Kim Todd is an assistant professor of creative writing and English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She has an M.F.A. (1998) in creative writing, an M.S. in environmental studies (1999), both from the University of Montana, and a B.A. in English (1992) from Yale. She is the author of three books, Sparrow (Reaktion Books, 2012), Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis (Harcourt, 2007), and Tinkering with Eden, A Natural History of Exotics in America (W.W. Norton, 2001).
Her articles and essays have appeared in Orion, Sierra Magazine, Backpacker, and Grist, among other places. Her work has been recognized with the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award and The PEN/Jerard Fund Award and selected as a "Book to Remember" by the New York Public Library and a Montana Book Award honor book.
Todd is a senior fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program.