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Committee on Diversity and Education

Note: This committee is being split into two separate committees, the Diversity Committee and the Education Committee, in August 2021.

The Committee on Diversity and Education works to advance the Society’s mission and goals by promoting excellence in ecology education at all levels and by creating a scientific environment that embraces diversity and allows all professionals to flourish.

The Committee is responsible for:

  • Helping to identify and guide ESA’s education programs
  • Shaping ESA programs to enhance recruitment, training and retention of women and minorities in the ecological sciences
  • Encouraging the equitable treatment and representation of all ecologists, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or cultural background


Chaired by the Vice President for Education and Human Resources

Committee Members

  • Pamela Templer, Vice President for Human Resources, Boston University (2018-2020)
  • Betsy Bancroft, Gonzaga University (2016-2021)
  • Anjali Boyd, Student Section (2019 – 2021)
  • Aramati Casper Inclusive Ecology section (2019 – 2021)
  • Jennifer Doherty, University of Washington, Education Section (2019 – 2021)
  • Tracy Gartner, Carthage College (2020 – 2022)
  • Nyeema Harris, University of Michigan Black Ecologists Section (2019 – 2021)
  • Alycia Crall (2020 – 2023)
  • Luanna Prevost, 4DEE Chair (2022 – 2022)