Faculty Leadership Council

The Faculty Leadership Council advises IonE’s director, plays a central role in guiding faculty participation in IonE and ensures that the concern of IonE affiliates are incorporated into IonE goals and decisions. Members do not officially represent their colleges or departments but are encouraged to think of the wishes and needs of members of the IonE community. The council’s agenda is suggested by the IonE director and prioritized and led by its members.

The Faculty Leadership Council was formed in 2015 and contains the following faculty:

  • Raj Rajan (Fellow, Institute on the Environment, 2016)
  • Paige Novak (College of Science and Engineering, 2016-2019)
  • Alexandra Klass (Law School, 2016-2019)
  • Christine Baeumler (College of Liberal Arts, 2016-2019)
  • Mark Pedelty (College of Liberal Arts, 2016-2019)
  • Tim Smith (Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, 2017-2020)
  • Gabe Chan (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2017-2020)
  • Julie Etterson (Director of IonE@UMD,* Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMD, 2018-)
    *Permanent faculty leadership council member
  • Peter Reich (Fellow, Institute on the Environment, 2019-2021)
  • Ansu Chatterjee (College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2021)
  • Elizabeth Borer (College of Biological Sciences, 2019-2021)
  • Kathy Draeger (Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, 2019 – 2021)

Appointments are for three year terms, beginning Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30. Nominations for membership and questions regarding the Faculty Leadership Council should be sent to Jessica Hellmann.

Former Members