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.

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

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.

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.

Ted Geier
ISLE Managing Editor

Ted Geier teaches at Chico State University and UC Davis.

KT Thompson
ISLE Assistant Editor, Creative Nonfiction

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

Charles Waugh
ISLE Assistant Editor, Fiction

Charles Waugh is Professor of English at Utah State University.

Jennifer Chang
ISLE Assistant Editor, Poetry

Jennifer Chang is Associate Professor of English and creative writing at George Washington University in DC.

Cecily Parks
ISLE Assistant 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 Assistant 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.

Graduate Student Paper Awards Coordinator

This position is in the process of being filled.