Faculty Leadership Council

Formed in 2015, 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.

Current Members:

  • Elizabeth Borer (College of Biological Sciences, 2019-2024)
  • Ansu Chatterjee (College of Liberal Arts, 2019-2024)
  • Kathy Draeger (Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, 2019 – 2024)
  • Julie Etterson (Director of IonE@UMD,* Swenson College of Science and Engineering, UMD, 2018-)
    *Permanent faculty leadership council member
  • Brett McDonnell (Law School, 2020-2025)
  • Crystal Ng (College of Science & Engineering, 2021-2023)
  • Teddie Potter (School of Nursing, 2020-2025)
  • Shailey Prasad (Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, 2021-2023)
  • Clement Loo (Coordinator for the Sustainable Leaders for the Future program, UMM, 2022-2024)
  • Afton Clarke-Sather (College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences UMD, 2023-2025)
  • Andrew Wickert (College of Science & Engineering, 2023-2025)

Appointments are for three year terms, with the potential to renew for a second term. Nominations for membership and questions regarding the Faculty Leadership Council should be sent to Jessica Hellmann.

Former Members

  • Alexandra Klass (Law School, 2016-2019)
  • Efi Foufoula-Georgiou (College of Science and Engineering, 2015–2017)
  • Elizabeth Wilson (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2015–2017)
  • Mark Pedelty (College of Liberal Arts, 2016-2019)
  • Paige Novak (College of Science and Engineering, 2016-2019)
  • Steve Polasky (College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 2015–2017)
  • Tom Fisher (College of Design, 2015–2018)
  • Sarah Hobbie (College of Biological Sciences, 2015–2018)
  • Rolf Weberg (Natural Resources Research Institute, 2015–2018)
  • Raj Rajan (Fellow, Institute on the Environment, 2016-2020)
  • Tim Smith (Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, 2017-2020)
  • Gabe Chan (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2017-2020)
  • Peter Reich (Department of Forest Resources, 2019-2021)
  • Christine Baeumler (College of Liberal Arts, 2016-2022)
  • Alison Hoxie (Swenson College of Science and Engineering, 2021-2023)
  • Christy Haynes (Department of Chemistry, 2020-2022)
  • Steve Manson (College of Liberal Arts, 2020-2022)