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 and may be re-appointed for a second two-year term.


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

Gabi Mocatta

Term: 2021-2025
Lecturer in Communication - Journalism
Deakin University


Lecturer in Communication, Journalism, at Deakin University, Melbourne and Research Fellow in Climate Change Communication with the Climate Futures research group at the University of Tasmania. I research climate change communication, environmental justice and inequality, water... Read more

Mira Rochyadi-Reetz

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

I am a junior researcher at the Department of Empirical Media Research and Political... Read more

Barb Willard

Term: 2018-2022
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

Catherine Bruns

Appointed Member
Term: January 2022-January 2024
Phd Student
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
United States

Catherine J. Bruns (B.A. Concordia College, M.A. James Madison University) is a PhD student in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she studies media discourses of water crisis and insecurity. Her dissertation examines how climatic changes related to water... Read more

Sibo Chen

Elected Member
Term: 2021-2025
Assistant Professor
Ryerson University

Coming soon.

Robert Cox

Appointed Member
Term: 2022-2023
Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
United States


Michaeleen Gallagher

Elected Member
Term: 2021-2025
Director, Education & Environmental Programs
Annenberg Foundation Trust @ Sunnylands
United States

As a member of IECA I have appreciated and benefited from my association with this international group of academics and practitioners. This exposure has provided a wider scope of international experience for which I am extremely grateful.

I have worked in science and education for over... 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: 2019-2023
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

Anke Wonneberger

Elected Member
Term: 2021-2025
Assistant Professor
University of Amsterdam

I am an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research with a background in Communication and Cultural Science. Being a member of the IECA since... Read more