IonE Associates

IonE Associates are relatively early-career researchers at the University of Minnesota seeking training and mentorship to develop engaged and interdisciplinary careers in environmental scholarship. IonE Associates are those individuals with the greatest promise to become internationally recognized for their environmental and sustainability research and those most likely to affect transformative environmental outcomes. IonE Associates serve for two years. Ideally, Associate alumni will apply at a later date to become IonE Fellows.

A key purpose of the IonE Associates is training for and capacity building of pre-tenure faculty. Early career researchers in long-term, non-tenure track appointments that include a track for promotion also are eligible. Post-tenure scholars can apply if they are newly embarking on interdisciplinary career or shifting their research to environmental topics.

IonE Associates attend monthly cohort-building workshops per year. This training will cover media and stakeholder engagement, best practices for interdisciplinary scholarship, and strategies for effective project management and strategic thinking to create impact in society. Each IonE Associates also will receive formal and informal mentorship by one or more IonE Fellow(s) during the fellowship period, with the hope that mentorship will continue to tenure. These mentors are established environmental scholars with considerable experience navigating an interdisciplinary career within a largely, disciplinary academy. IonE Fellows will learn new methods and approaches from IonE Associates through mentoring relationships as well.

IonE Associates Programming 2019-2020

Fall

Thursday, Aug. 22 + Friday, Aug. 23: Summer Retreat

Friday, Sept. 27: IonE Annual Meeting [All day]

Monday, Oct. 7: EQi Webinar with Case Clinics [Zoom, 2:30-4:30 p.m.]

Monday, Nov. 4: Understanding the University’s Budget with Dr. Brian Burnett, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, the Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer for the University of Minnesota [2:30-4:30 p.m.]

Spring

Jan. 4-8: Deep Work Retreat in the Boundary Waters [Optional]

Use the password: “IonERocks” to access registration

Thursday, Jan. 16: Speaking Science Conference

Monday, Feb. 3: Conversation with members of the Board of Regents [2:30-4:30 p.m.]

Monday, March 2: Managing an Interdisciplinary Career with Sarah Hobbie and Tom Fisher [Zoom, 2:30-4:30 p.m.]

Monday, April 6: Engaging in the Legislative Process [Zoom, 2:30-4:30 p.m.]

Monday, May 4: Deep Work Mini Retreat* [10 a.m.-3 p.m.]/IonE Associates End of the Year Celebration [3-5 p.m.] @ A-Mill Artist Lofts

Thursday, May 7: Emotional Intelligence for Teams [Optional, 9 a.m.- 12 noon]

Download the IonE Affiliates Program PDF to learn more about the overall program. You must be available to attend the dates above to participate in the program.

The Institute on the Environment is currently inviting applications for new Affiliates as part of its commitment to bring together innovators from across the University and beyond to solve complex environmental challenges.

Applications are invited from individuals from all University of Minnesota campuses and, in the Fellows category, non-University organizations. Applications, including nomination letter from a current Affiliate, are due on May 31, 2019.

More information on the Affiliates Program, with detailed application instructions and a full list of benefits and community participation responsibilities, can be found here.

Associates Advisory Board

  • Portrait: Alison Hoxie
    Alison Hoxie
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Diana Karwan
    Diana Karwan
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Gabriel Chan
    Gabriel Chan
    IonE Associate since 2016
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jack DeWaard
    Jack DeWaard
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jessica Gutknecht
    Jessica Gutknecht
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Tiffany Wolf
    Tiffany Wolf
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

IonE Associates

  • Afton Clarke-Sather
    IonE Associate since 2018
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Alison Hoxie
    Alison Hoxie
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Andy Wickert
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Department of Earth Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Audrey Dorelien
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Cara Santelli
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Department of Earth Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Crystal Ng
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Earth Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Daniel Larkin
    Daniel Larkin
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Eric Shook
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Department of Geography, Environment and Society
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Forest Isbell
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Gabriel Chan
    Gabriel Chan
    IonE Associate since 2016
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jack DeWaard
    Jack DeWaard
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jennifer Schmitt
    Jennifer Schmitt
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Institute on the Environment
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Jessica Gutknecht
    Jessica Gutknecht
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Joshua Barnett
    IonE Associate since 2018
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Kate Derickson
    Kate Derickson
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Laura Dee
    Laura Dee
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Nathaniel Springer
    Nat Springer
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Wicked Econ Workshops
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Neil Wilmot
    IonE Associate since 2017
    School of Business and Economics
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Noelle Noyes
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Pete Marchetto
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Qi Zhang
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Ryan Bergstrom
    IonE Associate since 2017
    College of Liberal Arts
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Salli Dymond
    IonE Associate since 2017
    Earth and Environmental Sciences Department
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Portrait: Tiffany Wolf
    Tiffany Wolf
    IonE Associate since 2016
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Xue Feng
    IonE Associate since 2018
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities