Leadership & Staff

Elected Officers

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton is Professor of English and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northern Michigan University.

Nicole Seymour

Nicole Seymour is Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton.

Cristin Ellis
Vice President

Cristin Ellis is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Mississippi.

Gisela Heffes
Immediate Past Co-President

Gisela Heffes is Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at Rice University.

George Handley
Immediate Past Co-President

George Handley is Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brigham Young University.

Fernando Varela
Diversity Officer

Fernando Varela is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Texas Lutheran University.

Lucien Darjeun Meadows
Graduate Student Liaison (senior)

Lucien Darjeun Meadows is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Denver, managing editor of Denver Quarterly, and poetry editor of The Hopper.

Suvankur Sukul
Graduate Student Liaison (junior)

Suvankur Sukul is a PhD candidate and Regents Fellow in the Department of English at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Executive Council

Katherine M. Huber
Contingent/Independent Advocacy Seat, Term: 2023-2025

Dr. Katherine (Kate) Huber holds a Ph.D. in English and a M.Ed. in Education from the University of Oregon.

Adriana Kolijn
At-Large Seat, Term: 2024-2026

Adriana Kolijn is a PhD candidate in Spanish at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Daniel Spoth
At-Large Seat, Term: 2024-2026

Daniel Spoth is Associate Professor of Literature at Eckerd College.

Aubrey Streit Krug
Public Engagement Seat, Term: 2024-2025

Aubrey Streit Krug is Director of the Perennial Cultures Lab at The Land Institute.

Jesse Oak Taylor
Regional Collaboratories Chair, Term: 2022-2024

Jesse Oak Taylor is Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington

Beatriz Rivera-Barnes
Conference Chair, Term: 2024-2025

Beatriz Rivera-Barnes is Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State University.

Scott Hess
Immediate Past Conference Chair

Scott Hess is Professor of English and Environmental Sustainability at Earlham College.

Appointed Officers and Liaisons

Karla Armbruster
Executive Secretary

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

Mary Tischler

Mary Tischler is the CFO for Ginosko Development Corporation in Novi, Michigan.

Alejandro Ponce de León
Digital Strategies Coordinator

Alejandro Ponce de León is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Science and Technology Studies at The University of California, Davis.

Rebecca Ballard
Sustainability Officer

Rebecca Ballard is Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University.

Beatriz Rivera-Barnes
Professional Liaison Coordinator

Beatriz Rivera-Barnes is Associate Professor of Spanish at Penn State University.

Heather Sullivan
Grants Coordinator

Heather I. Sullivan is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Trinity University.

Christina Gerhardt
ISLE Editor

Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Lisa Ottum
ISLE Book Review Editor

Lisa Ottum is Associate Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Allison Dushane
ISLE Managing Editor

Allison Dushane is an Associate Professor at Angelo State University

KT Thompson
ISLE Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction

KT Thompson is Associate Professor of creative nonfiction and critical theory at Northern Arizona University.

Charles Waugh
ISLE Associate Editor, Fiction

Charles Waugh is Professor of English at Utah State University.

Cecily Parks
ISLE Associate Editor, Poetry

Cecily Parks is Assistant Professor in the MFA Program at Texas State University.

Chia-ju Chang
International Co-Liaison

Chia-ju Chang Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Brooklyn College.

Andrea Casals
International Co-Liaison

Andrea Casals teaches literature at Universidad Catolica de Chile

Lauren LaFauci
International Co-Liaison

Lauren LaFauci is an Assistant Professor at Linköping University

Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator

This position is currently seeking applicants.

Megan Kaminski
Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator

Megan Kaminski is Professor of English & Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas

Laura-Gray Street
Environmental Creative Writing Book Award Coordinator

Laura-Gray Street is an associate professor of English and director of the Creative Writing and Visiting Writers Series Program at Randolph College.

Nicole Seymour
Ecocriticism Book Award Coordinator

Nicole Seymour is Associate Professor of English at California State University, Fullerton.

Sylvan Goldberg
Graduate Student Paper Awards Coordinator

Sylvan Goldberg is an Assistant Professor of English at Colorado College.


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