Leadership & 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

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

Bethany Wiggin

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.

Andrea Knutson
Vice President

Andrea Knutson is Associate Professor of English at Oakland University.

Jennifer Ladino
Immediate Past Vice President

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

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 Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Consortium of Faculty Diversity Fellow at Davidson College.

Jenna Gersie
Graduate Student Liaison (Senior)

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.

Lisa Fink
Graduate Student Liaison (junior)

Lisa Fink has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, and is currently completing a PhD in Environmental Studies and English at the University of Oregon.

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.

Kiu-wai Chu
Term: 2021-2023

Kiu-wai Chu is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities and Chinese Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Cajetan Iheka
Term: 2019-2021

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

Serenella Iovino
Term: 2021-2023

Serenella Iovino is Professor of Italian Studies and Environmental Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

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.

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, Grants Coordinator

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

Christina Gerhardt
ISLE Co-Editor

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

Jennifer Westerman
ISLE Co-Editor

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

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

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 Associate Professor of English at the University of Idaho

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.

Ecocriticism Book Award Coordinator

This position is currently in the process of being filled.

Sylvan Goldberg
Graduate Student Paper Awards Coordinator

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