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NAGT Association Officers & Staff

Note: Officers' terms begin and end at the Geological Society of America fall meeting where NAGT holds its Annual Meeting, unless otherwise indicated. For past officers, check out the Past Presidents and Officers page.

Elected Officers


President: Don Haas
Paleontological Research Institution

1st Vice-President: David McConnell
North Carolina State University

2nd Vice-President: Karen Viskupic
Boise State University

Past-President: Anne Egger
Central Washington University

Secretary/Treasurer: Aida Awad
Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Appointed Officers

Executive Director: Cathryn Manduca
NAGT, c/o Carleton College W-SERC
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

JGE Editor: Anne Egger
Central Washington University

In the Trenches Editor: Margaret Crowder, Western Kentucky University
Margaret Crowder

In the Trenches Managing Editor: Nancy Ashmore

NAGT Historian: Gene Pearson
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211

Section and Division Liaisons

Each section and division has a liaison to the Association who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association. In this way, news and concerns can travel easily between the two parts of the organization. Liaison Responsibilities Updated 2016 (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 18kB Nov23 16)


Cathy Manduca, Executive Director
Works closely with the Executive Committee to promote and serve the mission of NAGT, coordinates its major programs and functions for essential annual operations

Amy Collette, Business Manager
Financial manager for the organization including publications and subscriptions

Andrew Haveles, Website Manager
Manages the website for NAGT and Teach the Earth

Lara Palmquist: Communications and Marketing Manager
Manages the advertising, marketing and publicity for organization

Lisa Nirva, Administrative Assistant
Administrative assistant with responsibilities for donor recognition and awards programming , member services and program support

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