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

Anthony Lioi

Anthony Lioi is associate professor of Liberal Arts and English at the Juilliard School in New York City, and the founding director of Juilliard’s writing center. He was an ASLE Executive Council member from 2011-2013.

Christoph Irmscher
Co-President and Environmental Creative Writing Book Award Coordinator

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

Nicole Seymour
Vice President

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

Sarah Jaquette Ray
Immediate Past Vice President

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

Laura Barbas-Rhoden
Co-Diversity Officer

Laura Barbas-Rhoden is Professor of Spanish at Wofford College.

Gisela Heffes
Co-Diversity Officer

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

Aubrey Streit Krug
Graduate Student Liaison (senior)

Aubrey Streit Krug is a PhD candidate in English and Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Executive Council

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.

Greg Garrard
Term: 2016-2018

Greg Garrard is Associate Professor, Sustainability, at University of British Columbia, Okanagan. He was Chair of ASLE-UKI from 2004-2009.

Lilace Mellin Guignard
Contingent/Independent Advocacy Officer Term: 2017-2019

Lilace Mellin Guignard teaches part-time at Mansfield University, and is also their part-time Director of the Institute of Science and the Environment.

Heather Houser
Term: 2016-2018

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.

Priscilla Solis Ybarra
Term: 2017-2019

Priscilla Solis Ybarra is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas, specializing in Chicana/o Literature and Theory and Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism.

Coordinators and Liaisons

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.

April Anson
Graduate Student Liaison (junior)

April Anson is a PhD candidate and the Jane Campbell Krohn Fellow in Literature and the Environment at 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.

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.

George Handley
International Liaison

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

Erin James
Graduate Student Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator

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

Heather Sullivan
Professional Liaison Coordinator

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

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.

Sarah Wald
Immediate Past Diversity Officer

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

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.