Leadership & Staff

Staff

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).

Elected Officers

Laura Barbas-Rhoden
Co-President

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

Bethany Wiggin
Co-President

Bethany Wiggin is the Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and Associate Professor of German Languages and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Ladino
Vice President

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

Stacy Alaimo
Immediate Past Co-President

Stacy Alaimo is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon.

Jeffrey Cohen
Immediate Past Co-President

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

Rina Garcia Chua
Diversity Co-Officer

Rina Garcia Chua is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Heidi Hong
Diversity Co-Officer

Heidi Hong is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Mika Kennedy
Graduate Student Liaison (senior)

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

Jenna Gersie
Graduate Student Liaison (junior)

Jenna Gersie is is a PhD student in English at University of Colorado Boulder, Managing Editor at The Hopper magazine, and a copyeditor for The Goose.

Executive Council

April Anson
Term: 2019-2021

April Anson is the 2019 – 2020 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.

Bridgitte Barclay
Term: 2020-2022

Bridgitte Barclay is Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Aurora University.

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.

Heidi Scott
Contingent/Independent Advocacy Seat, Term: 2020-2022

Heidi Scott is currently Assistant Clinical Professor in University Honors at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Julietta Singh
Term: 2018-2020

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

Appointed Officers 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.

Mary Tischler
Treasurer

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

Christy Tidwell
Digital Strategies Coordinator

Christy Tidwell is an Associate Professor of English and Humanities at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Heather Sullivan
Professional Liaison Coordinator

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

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.

Christina Gerhardt
ISLE Associate Editor

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

Jennifer Westerman
ISLE Associate Editor

Jennifer Westerman is Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University.

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

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 in Gettysburg College’s Environmental Studies Department.

Nicholas Bradley
Graduate Student Paper Awards Coordinator

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