Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing board of Society and reviews and establishes policies and procedures. The Board meets annually at the time of each NASBR symposium to conduct the business of the society.

2017-2018 Board Members

Elected Board Members



Rick Adams
University of Northern Colorado
Policy and Public Relations Chair








Erin Gillam
North Dakota State University
Secretary; Spallanzani Chair; Auction Chair









Burton Lim
Royal Ontario Museum
Board Chair; Finance









Liam McGuire
Texas Tech University
Finance Chair; Policy and Public Relations









Joy O'Keefe
Indiana State University
Sponsorship









Maria Sagot
State University of New York at Oswego
Nominations Chair; Sponsorships









Sharlene Santana
University of Washington
Awards Chair









Bill Schutt
Long Island University; American Museum of Natural History
Sponsorships Chair; Policy and Public Relations









Heather York
Buena Vista University
Education and Outreach Chair







Elected Student Representatives



Alyson Brokaw
Texas A&M University
Student Representative 2017-2019









Kristen Lear
University of Georgia
Student Representative 2016-2018






Ex Officio



Allen Kurta
Eastern Michigan University
Past Board Chair; Nominations







Appointed by the Board




Riley Bernard
Pennsylvania State University
Associate Program Director









Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ombudsperson, Former Chair









Gary Kwiecinski
University of Scranton
Program Director; Finance









Shahroukh Mistry
Butte College; California State University, Chico
Associate Program Director; Nominations









DeeAnn Reeder
Bucknell University
Treasurer









Luis Víquez
University of Ulm
Associate Program Director









Emma Wilcox
University of Tennessee
Associate Program Director; 2017 Co-host









Terry Zinn
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Ombudsperson






Local Hosts



Gary McCracken
University of Tennessee
2017 Co-host









Jorge Ortega Reyes
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
2018 Local Host; Bernardo Villa Chair









Amy Russell
Grand Valley State University
2019 Local Host









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