Leadership Team

The NAGT leadership consists of an Executive Committee that includes both elected volunteer leaders and appointed leaders. The Executive Office supports the work of the Executive Committee. The Council is advisory to the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

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Elected officers

President: Reginald Archer
Tennessee State University
president@nagt.org
2023-2024

1st Vice-President: Rory McFadden
SERC at Carleton College
2023-2024

2nd Vice-President: Katherine Ryker
University of South Carolina-Columbia
2023-2024

Past-President: Christy Visaggi
Georgia State University
2023-2024

Secretary/Treasurer: Michael Phillips
Illinois Valley Community College
2020-2024

Councilors-at-Large:

Dana Thomas
University of Texas at Austin
2021-2024

Alex Manda
East Carolina University
2021-2024

Lynsey Lemay
Virginia Peninsula Community College
2022-2025

Michael Hubenthal
EarthScope Consortium
2022-2025

Nancy Chen
Harvard-Westlake School
2023-2026

Cody Kirkpatrick
Indiana University-Bloomington
2023-2026

Appointed Officers

Executive Director: Anne Egger
Central Washington University
exdir@nagt.org
2019-2027

JGE Editor in Chief: Angela Hessler
Director and Chair of the Board, Deep Time Institute
jge-editor@nagt.org
October 2023 - December 2026

In the Trenches Editor: Redina Finch
Western Illinois University
inthetrenches@nagt.org
2020-2025

NAGT Historian: Gene Pearson
University of the Pacific

Executive Office Staff

Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Project Coordinator

Rebeccah Bradley, Administrative & Financial Assistant

Monica Bruckner, Website Manager

Amy Collette, Financial & Administrative Director

Brianna Douglas, Administrative Assistant

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NAGT Council

The Council is made up of the Executive Committee, the president of NAGT Sections and Divisions, standing committee chairs, and official representatives to affiliated societies. The Council is advisory to the Executive Committee.

Sections

Learn more about NAGT Sections and Section leadership.

Divisions

Learn more about NAGT Divisions and Division leadership.

Committees

Learn more about NAGT committees and committee leadership.

Affiliated Society and Organization Liaisons

NAGT has affiliations and partnerships with other organizations and groups that have shared goals in the Earth sciences and Education. Liaisons to those and other organizations are listed below.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Catherine Riihimaki ('23-'26)
  • American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Associated Societies - Katherine Ryker (ex officio)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - Jamie MacDonald ('23-'26)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Associated Societies - Rory McFadden (ex officio)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Education Division and Education Standing Committee - Jamie MacDonald ('23-'26)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting Joint Technical Program Committee - Katherine Ryker (ex officio)
  • National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG) - Reginald Archer ('19-'26)