Advisory Board

Laura Cowan, Ph.D

• University of Maine, English Department Chair
• Teaching: Modernist Literature, Environmental Literature, Poetry
• Research: Modernist Literature, Genres

Beth Staples, B.A.

• B.A. Psychology, B.A. Journalism
• University of Maine, Marketing and Communications
• New England Press Association Writing Award
• Maine Press Association Writing Award
• News Writer for UMaine Today

Bridie McGreavy, PhD

• Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism
• Research and teaching focus on environmental communication, rhetoric, and sustainability science
• Co-lead the Environmental Communication Community of Practice (EC CooP)
• Affiliate faculty with the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
• Consulting Executive Director for the Maine Lakes Science Center
• Collaborator with the New England Sustainability Consortium

Cheryl Daigle, M.S.

• Executive Director of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
• M.S. Ecology and Environmental Science/UMaine, B.S. Natural Resources
• Former editor of Northern Woodlands
• Served as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Penobscot River Restoration Project 
• Past conservation and communications work with Maine Lakes – Maine Sea Grant – The Orion Society/Orion Magazine – The Forest Society of Maine – The Nature Conservancy in Maine and Massachusetts

Linda Silka, Ph.D

• Senior Fellow, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
• Member and Fellow of the American Psychological Association
• Member and Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
• Member of the Knowledge to Action
• Sustainability Behavior Team, sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative
• Research in collaboration with:
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – National Institutes of Health – U.S. Housing and Urban Development – National Science Foundation – National Park Service – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Paul “Jim” Roscoe, Ph.D

• University of Maine, Professor of Anthropology
• Climate Change Institute, Cooperating Professor of Climate Change Studies
• Research: Cultural Ecology

Christian Weisser, Ph. D

• Penn State Berks, Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition
• Coordinator of the Penn State Professional Writing Program
• Editor of Composition Forum
• Coordinator of the Penn State Writing Across the Curriculum Program
• Research and teaching: Environmental Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Sustainability

Robert Kates, Ph.D

Bob Kates passed away April 21, 2018.
For six decades Bob pioneered environment and society scholarship, on weighty matters such as climate change, nuclear winter, hunger, and flooding.
• American Geographer and public figure
• Brown University, Professor Emeritus
• Harvard University, Senior Associate
• University of Maine Climate Change Institute, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science
• MacArthur Fellow
• Member of the National Academy of Sciences
• Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
• Fellow of Academia Europaea
• Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
• Laureat d’Honneur, International Geographic Union
Robert Kates’ website