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.

 

Matthew C. Nisbet


Journal Editor
Term: 2017-19
Associate Professor
Northeastern University
United States
http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/commstudies/people/matthew-nisbet/

Matthew Nisbet is professor of communication at Northeastern University, editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Communication and a founding senior editor at ORE Climate Science. Nisbet studies the role of journalists, advocates, and experts in shaping debates over science, technology, and... 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
https://www.asc.upenn.edu/node/4598

Hanna E. Morris is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At Annenberg, Hanna is researching the... Read more

Richard J. Doherty


Chair
Term: 2015-2019
Adjunct Professor
New England College, Henniker, NH
United States
https://rcharddoherty.wordpress.com

As an environmentalist and environmental communication scholar my work on the board will be cooperative and will encourage members to volunteer a little time. I have an ethical commitment to help avert the environmental crises and injustice people face in the world today, and I see working with... Read more

Samantha Senda-Cook


Vice-Chair
Term: 2017-2021
Associate Professor
Creighton University
United States
http://sendacook.wordpress.com

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

Barb Willard


Treasurer
Term: 2018-2020
Associate Professor
Communication Studies, DePaul University
United States
https://communication.depaul.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/Pages/willard.aspx

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

Jennifer Good


Elected Member
Term: 2015-2019
Associate Professor
Brock University
Canada
http://www.brocku.ca/social-sciences/departments-and-centres/cpcf/ma-in-popular-culture/faculty-staff/jennifer-good

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

Nancy Van Leuven


Elected Member
Term: 2017-2021
Assistant Professor, MCJ Department
California State University Fresno
United States
https://activistpublicrelations.com/

As a new board member, I'm excited to join IECA's great work during this turbulent time in environmental communication and especially hope to help increase partnerships!  Most of my work has been in marketing and community development with public and private groups ranging from the International... Read more

Nik Norma Nik Hasan


Elected Member
Term: 2018-2021
Deputy Dean (Academic, Students Affairs & Alumni)
School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia
https://www.usm.my

Coming soon.

Gabriele Hadl


Elected Member
Term: 2015-2019
Associate Professor
Kwansei Gakuin University, School of Sociology
Japan
http://theieca.org/

I have received my education on three continents, and am now a permanent resident of Japan. My parents loved scuba diving and made their own media (amateur underwater films), but it took me surprisingly long to identify as an environmental communication scholar. My previous fields include film... Read more

Ruben Zondervan


Elected Member
Term: 2017-2019
Executive Director
Earth System Governance Project
Sweden
http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/person/ruben-zondervan/

Ruben Zondervan is Executive Director of the Earth System Governance Project. He is based at the International Project Office hosted by Lund University, Sweden.

Ruben Zondervan is a specialist in international social science research management and science-policy. He is experienced in... Read more

Clive Tesar


Secretary
Term: September 2016-September 2018
proprietor
Clive Tesar Consulting
Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/clive-tesar-a262a4b/

I've worked across much of the communications spectrum over the years, as a researcher, a journalist, a consultant, and then head of communication in a large international NGO. during the early part of my career I was aware that there was research on communication, but didn't know much beyond... Read more

Geo Takach


Elected Member
Term: 2017–2021
Associate Professor
Royal Roads University
Canada
http://www.royalroads.ca/people/geo-takach

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