Board of Directors

The role of the IECA Board of Directors is described in the organizational by-laws. Elected board members serve staggered four-year terms. Appointed members serve two-year terms.


Samantha Senda-Cook

Term: 2017-2021
Associate Professor
Creighton University
United States

As the Vice-Chair of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), I would like to help “foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them.” Because I valued the idea of the IECA, I joined... Read more

Franzisca Weder

Term: 2019-2023
Associate Professor
University of Klagenfurt

Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count. 

Stella McCartney


I highly valuate the core idea of the IECA to “foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates... Read more

Mira Rochyadi-Reetz

Term: 2020-2022
Research Assistant
Institute of Media and Communication Science, Technische Universität Ilmenau

Coming soon.

Barb Willard

Term: 2018-2020
Associate Professor
Communication Studies, DePaul University
United States

Prof. Willard’s research focuses on environmental communication.  She examines the rhetoric of landscapes as they are both read by and created by humans. Most recently she has been exploring how the transformation of blighted urban areas into farms and community gardens become symbolic sites of... Read more

Shirley S. Ho

Journal Editor
Term: 2020-22
Associate Professor
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

I am an Associate Professor in the Wee Kim Wee... Read more

Jennifer Good

Elected Member
Term: 2015-2019, 2019-2023
Associate Professor
Brock University

JENNIFER GOOD is an Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University (St. Catharines, Canada)

Jennifer Good’s research and teaching interests sit at the intersections between the mediated communication, materialism and our relationship with the natural... Read more

Hanna E. Morris

Appointed Member
Term: December 2017-December 2019
Doctoral student
Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
United States

Hanna E. Morris is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At Annenberg, Hanna is researching the visual culture of global warming. Her past research focused on deciphering discourses of climate change in United States print and television... Read more

Nik Norma Nik Hasan

Elected Member
Term: 2018-2021
Deputy Dean (Academic, Students Affairs & Alumni)
School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Nik’s areas of specializations are in science and environmental journalism and environmental risk communication.  She has undertaken many international collaboration researches with universities within the Southeast Asia region and currently studying on Japan’s Fukushima post disaster risk... Read more

Jen Rae

Elected Member
Term: 2019-2023
Creative Lead and Director
Fair Share Fare

Dr Jen Rae is a Narrm (Melbourne)-based artist-researcher of Canadian Métis-Scottish descent. Her 15-year practice-led research expertise is in the discursive field of contemporary environmental art and arts-based environmental communication. It is centred around cultural responses to climate... Read more

Tadesse Amera Sahilu

Elected Member
Term: 2019-2023
Pesticide Action Nexus Association (PAN-Ethiopia)

TADESSE AMERA SAHILU  is the director of PAN-Ethiopia, a civil society organization in Ethiopia working to mitigate the environmental and human health impacts of pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. He also served for seven years in the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia as District... Read more

Leonor Solis

Appointed Member
Term: 2019-2021
Environmental Communication Unit /Comunicación Ambiental
Research Institute of Ecosystems & Sustainability /Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad UNAM

Leonor Solís is responsible for the Environmental Communication Area of the Ecosystems & Sustainability Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her work includes: social media management, photography, video production, journalism and media relations. She... Read more

Geo Takach

Elected Member
Term: 2017–2021
Associate Professor
Royal Roads University

I am delighted to belong to the IECA as a founding member and volunteer, working for and alongside a remarkable band of scholars and practitioners. Beyond prof-dom, I am a veteran writer, filmmaker, workshop leader, speaker and lifelong learner. As an environmental communicator, I aim to shed... Read more

Nancy Van Leuven

Elected Member
Term: 2017-2021
Assistant Professor, MCJ Department
California State University Fresno
United States

As a chair of the Membership and Outreach Committee, I'm excited to join IECA's great work during this turbulent time in environmental communication!  Most of my work has been in marketing and community development with public and private groups ranging from the International Red Cross to public... Read more