The responsibilities of the Executive Committee include:

  • guiding policy development and alterations for the program
  • evaluating and approving faculty applications for membership
  • advising the Director and Assistant Director on academic and programmatic issues
  • reviewing the GDPE Curriculum periodically and recommending any curricular changes
  • discussing issues brought forward by the Academic Committee and graduate student representatives
  • reviewing and ranking nominations for the Distinguished Ecologist lecture series, and providing expertise in the selection process

Members:

Ruth Hufbauer

Ruth Hufbauer

Director

Department of Agricultural Biology
College of Agricultural Sciences

 

Jennifer Neuwald

Jennifer Neuwald

Assistant Director

Department of Biology
College of Natural Sciences

Alan Knapp

Alan Knapp

Senior Ecologist

Department of Biology College of Natural Sciences
Meena Balgopal

Meena Balgopal

Member at Large

Department of Biology
College of Natural Sciences

Sarah-Carroll-5

Sarah Carroll

Student Representative

Advising Department: Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Warner College of Natural Resources

Louise Comas

Louisa Comas

Affiliate Scientist Representative

USDA Water Management and systems research
Francesca Cotrufo

Francesca Cotrufo

Member at Large

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Daniela Cusack

Daniela Cusack

Affiliate Scientist Representative

Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Warner College of Natural Resources

Keith Paustian

Keith Paustain

College of Agricultural Sciences Representative

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Jason Sibold

Jason Sibold

College of Liberal Arts Representative

Department of Anthropology and Geography

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

College of Natural Sciences Representative

Department of Biology

Andreas Wion

Andreas Wion

Student Representative

Advising Department: Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
Warner College of Natural Resources