Leadership & Staff


Amy McIntyre
Managing Director
Amy McIntyre has been Managing Director of ASLE since October, 2004. She previously worked with the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture, the New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University, and the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth (now Children’s Museum of NH).

Elected Officers

Catriona (Cate) Sandilands, York University

Catriona (Cate) Sandilands is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She served as a member of ASLE Executive Council from 2010-2012.

Sarah Jaquette Ray, Humboldt State University
Vice President

Sarah Jaquette Ray is on the faculty in the Department of Geography and Program Leader for Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University.

Mark Long, Keene State College
Immediate Past President

Mark C. Long is Professor of English, American and Environmental Studies at Keene State College. He has served on the ASLE Executive Council and, since 2001, has coordinated the ASLE Mentoring Program.

Sarah D. Wald, University of Oregon
Diversity Officer

Sarah D. Wald is Assistant Professor of English at University of Oregon.

Executive Council

Byron Caminero-Santangelo, University of Kansas
Term: 2014-2016

Byron Caminero-Santangelo is Associate Professor of English and a governance faculty member of Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas.

Allison Carruth, UCLA
Term: 2013-2015

Allison Carruth is Associate Professor at UCLA in the English Department and Institute of Environment & Sustainability.

Elizabeth Dodd, Kansas State University
Term: 2015-2017

Elizabeth Dodd is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University.

Janet Fiskio, Oberlin College
Term: 2014-2016

Janet Fiskio is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College.

Heather Houser, University of Texas, Austin
Term: 2015 (Interim Appointment)

Heather Houser is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin and book review editor for Contemporary Literature.

Stephen Rust, University of Oregon & Oregon State University
Term: 2015-2017

Stephen Rust is a full-time instructor at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, and moderator for the online forum Ecomediastudies.org.

Coordinators and Liaisons

Christoph Irmscher, Indiana University Bloomington
Environmental Creative Writing Book Award

Christoph Irmscher is Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Salma Monani, Gettysburg College
Ecocriticism Book Award

Salma Monani is Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College’s Environmental Studies department.

Nicholas Bradley, University of Victoria
Graduate Student Conference Papers Awards

Nicholas Bradley is assistant professor of English at the University of Victoria.

Karla Armbruster, Webster University
Executive Secretary

Karla Armbruster is associate professor and chair of the English Department at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Karla is former President and member of the Executive Council, and the current Executive Secretary, of ASLE.

Clare Echterling, University of Kansas
Graduate Student Liaison (senior)

Clare Echterling is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Kansas. She helped organize the Tenth Biennial ASLE Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, and also serves as the MLA Liaison for ASLE.

George Handley, Brigham Young University
International Liaison

George Handley is Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University.

Tom Hillard, Boise State University
Book Review Editor, ISLE

Tom J. Hillard is an Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University. From 2005-2007, he served as one of ASLE’s Graduate Student Liaisons, and from 2008-2010 was a member of the Executive Council.

Mark C. Long, Keene State College
Graduate Student Mentoring Program Coordinator

See Mark’s bio and contact information above under Elected Officers.

Catherine Meeks, Fall Line South Field Institute
ASLE News Editor

Catherine Meeks, co-founder of Fall Line South Field Institute, an academic outdoor education organization for young adults based in the Southeastern United States, is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction writing at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, where she was the 2013-2014 Rona Jaffe fellow.

Tonia Payne, Nassau Community College - SUNY
Professional Liaison Coordinator

Tonia L. Payne is an Associate Professor at Nassau Community College of the State University of New York.

Stephen Siperstein, University of Oregon
Graduate Student Liaison (Junior)

Stephen Siperstein is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Oregon.

Scott Slovic, University of Idaho
ISLE Editor

Scott Slovic is Professor of Literature and Environment and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Idaho. Scott was the founding President of ASLE.