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

Stacy Alaimo

Stacy Alaimo is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jeffrey Cohen

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Dean of Humanities at Arizona State University.

Jennifer Ladino
Vice President

Jennifer Ladino is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Idaho.

Nicole Seymour
Immediate Past Vice President

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

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

Kristin George Bagdanov
Graduate Student Liaison (senior)

Kristin George Bagdanov is currently a PhD student in English Literature at U.C. Davis, where she studies 20th century and contemporary ecopoetics.

Executive Council

April Anson
Term: 2019-2021

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

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.

Cajetan Iheka
Term: 2019-2021

Cajetan Iheka is Assistant Professor of English at Yale University, and associate editor for African Studies Review.

Andrea Knutson
Term: 2018-2020

Andrea Knutson is Associate Professor of English at Oakland University.

Julietta Singh
Term: 2018-2020

Julietta Singh is Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond.

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.

Mika Kennedy
Graduate Student Liaison (junior)

Mika is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Michigan. She studies 20/21st-century American literature and environmental justice.

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.

Lisa Ottum
Book Review Editor, ISLE

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

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

Elizabeth Dodd
Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator

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

Erin James
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.

Tova Fleming
Digital Strategies Coordinator

Tova Fleming is a student in the Environment & Community: Master of Arts program in Social Science at Humboldt State University

Janine DeBaise
Environmental Creative Writing Book Award Coordinator

Janine DeBaise writes poetry and creative non-fiction, and teaches writing and literature at SUNY-ESF

Salma Monani
Ecocriticism Book Award Coordinator

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

Nicholas Bradley
Coordinator, Graduate Student Paper Awards

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