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

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
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
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 coordinated the ASLE Mentoring Program from 2001-2015.

Sarah D. Wald
Diversity Officer

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

Executive Council

Byron Caminero-Santangelo
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
Term: 2013-2015

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

Elizabeth Dodd
Term: 2015-2017

Elizabeth Dodd is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University, and is Co-Coordinator of the ASLE Graduate Mentoring Program.

Janet Fiskio
Term: 2014-2016

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

Heather Houser
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
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
Environmental Creative Writing Book Award

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

Salma Monani
Ecocriticism Book Award

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

Nicholas Bradley
Graduate Student Conference Papers Awards

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

Karla Armbruster
Executive Secretary

Karla Armbruster is associate professor and chair of the English Department at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Karla has previously served as ASLE President and Executive Council member.

Clare Echterling
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
International Liaison

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

Tom Hillard
Book Review Editor, ISLE

Tom J. Hillard is an Associate 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.

Erin James
Graduate Student Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator

Erin James is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Idaho

Catherine Meeks
ASLE News Editor

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

Tonia Payne
Professional Liaison Coordinator

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

Stephen Siperstein
Graduate Student Liaison (Junior)

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

Scott Slovic
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.