Jonathan Beever of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Jonathan's work was mentioned HERE at After Nature (relating to his excellent dissertation The Semiotic Foundation of an Ecological Ethic, Purdue 2012), in addition to some of the other very exciting projects Jonathan was/is working on. He contacted me with a kind note of thanks for the mention, which in turn prompted us to trade emails about our work! Excellent!
Jesse Turri, fellow Northeasterner and Pennsylvanian philosopher got in touch as well through the Homebrewed Christianity podcast. It was great to receive his note and I am glad to make the acquaintance of another After Nature reader. Thanks for the support Jesse!