Kenton L. Sena holds a B.A. in Biology from Asbury University, and an M.S. in Forestry and a Ph.D. in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Kentucky. His research and professional interests include urban forest ecology, forest restoration, and ecology and the environment in imaginative literature. He is currently a lecturer in the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches HON 140 (Knowledge and Society), HON 152 (Restoration Ecology in the Commonwealth), and HON 301 (The Ecology of Middle-earth: Environmental themes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings).