Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Announces New Board Members
BALTIMORE, Maryland (June 14, 2021) — The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) has announced the results of its 2021 Board of Directors election, naming a new secretary, three at-large Board members, and three nominations committee members.
Incoming Board Secretary:
Valerie Rountree, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands, has served as the AESS Conference Program Chair for multiple years and remains an engaged Membership Committee member.
Newly elected at-large Board members include:
Clara Fang, PhD candidate in environmental studies at Antioch University New England;
Lissy Goralnik, faculty member at Michigan State University in the department of community sustainability; and
David Murphy, Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at St Lawrence University.
New members of the nominations committee include:
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Program Director and Associate Professor at Skidmore College;
Sharon Locke, Professor and Director of the STEM Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; and
Sailaja Nandigama, Assistant Professor at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan Campus, India.
The newly elected will officially take office following the close of the annual AESS conference, which is being held virtually, June 28 – July 1.
To find out more about the elected, visit AESS’s election page.
Assistant Professor Environmental Studies
PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
Chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Director
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dr. Sailaja Nandigama
Assistant Professor (PhD in Development Studies from ISS, the Netherlands)
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
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