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2022 Election Results

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Announces New Board Members

Contact: Carolyn Anthon

support@aessonline.org 

Office: (202) 503-4638 

May 26, 2022

For immediate release

Baltimore, MD — The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s elections. The candidates below were selected by their peers earlier this month, with the results certified by the AESS Elections committee. 

President-Elect: Karin Warren 

Board Treasurer: Dave Hassenzahl

Board at-large: Katherine Hasnain, Theresa Selfa, Zipangani Vokhiwa

Nominations Committee: Christine Kirchhoff, Brieanne Berry, Christina Downs (Student)

The new members come from wide ranging backgrounds including a natural scientist, a former livestock officer and an archeology technician. We have individuals joining us from across the entire United States, from Maine and Florida all the way to California. The newly elected board, some who have served on the board previously, expressed honor and gratitude at serving AESS in their new positions. 

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve as President-Elect with AESS President Kat Owens and continuing and new AESS Board members,” said Karin Warren. “I respect the potential and power of shared vision and collaborative leadership and look forward to helping to increase participation and engagement in our organization and inclusion of a diversity of perspectives and experiences.”

Brieanne Berry, whose research focuses on systems of production/consumption/disposal, said, “I’m so thrilled to join AESS in this capacity and look forward to strengthening and growing this vibrant organization!”

Dave Hassenzahl brings a wealth of experience to the AESS board as he previously served as president and secretary and he is also one of the founding members of AESS. In his new role as treasurer, he plans “to continue the good work of the outgoing treasurer by maintaining transparent, sustainable, and orderly finances.” 

The newly elected will officially take office following the close of the annual AESS conference, which is being held in Baltimore from June 20-22. 

Thank you to the Nominations Committee, chaired by Erin Burkett, who is responsible for recruiting and nominating candidates for elective offices. Learn more about AESS Committees. If you wish to serve on a committee, email support@aessonline.org. All AESS members are welcome to serve!

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences is a scholarly and professional organization that promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching and service for faculty and students in the more than 1,000 Environmental academic programs nationwide and beyond.  

To find out more about the elected, visit AESS’s election page.

Board President Elect

Karin Warren

Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies & Science, Randolph College


Board Treasurer

Dave Hassenzahl

Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico


Board At-Large

Katherine Hasnain

MSc student in Environmental Policy at the London School of Economics, and 2022 Yale Environmental Fellow

Theresa Selfa

Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF

Zipangani Vokhiwa

Professor of Science, Mercer University


Nominations Committee

Christine Kirchhoff

 Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental   Engineering, University of Connecticut

Brieanne Berry

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Ursinus College

Christina Downs

MA graduate Interdisciplinary Studies major with Anthropology and Environmental Sustainability concentrations, University of Central Florida
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2021 Election Results

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.

Board Secretary

Valerie Rountree

Assistant Professor Environmental Studies
University of Redlands


Board At-Large

Clara Fang

PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies

Lissy Goralnik

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Sustainability

Michigan State University

David Murphy

Chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
St. Lawrence University


Nominations Committee

Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Ph.D

Associate Professor & Director
Environmental Studies and Sciences Program
Skidmore College

Sharon Locke

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
Rajasthan, India
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2020 Election Results

AESS is excited to announce the results of the 2020 elections. To read more about the elected, visit the election page.

Katharine Owens – AESS President Elect

University of Hartford, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies and Director of the University Interdisciplinary Studies program

https://www.hartford.edu/

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Diamond Holloman – Board Student

Doctoral Candidate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Erin Pischke – Board at-large

research associate at the University of Oregon

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Karin Warren – Board at-large Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies & Science Sustainability Council Co-Chair Randolph College LinkedIn

Mary Collins – Nominations Committee Assistant Professor SUNY-Environmental Sciences and Forestry LinkedIn

Devin Judge-Lord – Nominations Committee

PhD Student in Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Marc Santos – Nominations Committee University of South Florida LinkedIn
 
 
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2019 Election Results

AESS is excited to announce the results of the 2019 elections. To read more about the elected, visit the election page. Newly elected officially take office following the close of the annual AESS conference.

Richard S. Groover
Reynolds Community College, Richmond VA

AESS Treasurer

Groover is the environmental committee chairperson, a Fellow of the Academy, and former treasurer of the Academy http://vacadsci.org/. Board of Trustee member of the Science Museum of Virginia. Author of The Environmental Almanac of Virginia, second edition   http://www.virginiaenvironmentalalmanac.com/. Member of the Governor’s Climate Commission (2014-2015). Founder of the Virginia Roundtable of Environmental Science Professors.

Laureen Elgert

Laureen Elgert
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

AESS Board Member

Lissy Goralnik
Michigan State University
Department of Community Sustainability

AESS Board Member

Abby Lindsay Ostovar American University

AESS Board Member

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Nirajan Dhakal
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Health Sciences Program
Spelman College

Nominations Committee

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Sharon Moran
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Nominations Committee

William San Martin
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Humanities & Arts https://www.williamsanmartin.com

Nominations Committee

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