The GDPE Director, Senior Ecologist, Program Coordinator and the Executive Committee work collaboratively to manage the program.
Professor LeRoy Poff is the GDPE Director and a Professor in Biology. LeRoy handles curriculum, all of the speaker's programs (GDPE Resident Ecologist, GDPE Alumnus, Visiting Distinguished Ecologists), budgets, and he represents GDPE to CSU administrators. In addition, he is responsible for enhancing the GDPE community, alumni relations and development, and he advises student organizers of the annual Front Range Student Ecology Symposium (FRSES).
Jennifer Neuwald is the Academic Advisor for GDPE until August 2014. She is a research associate in the Department of Biology. She works with the director and program coordinator to evaluate applications for students who have applied to GDPE and she assists students and faculty with program of study forms, graduation contracts and other curriculum related issues.
Jeri Morgan is the GDPE Program Coordinator. She works with prospective faculty and students, overseeing applications and admissions. She runs the daily operations, organizes the events of the program, and assists students in all stages of their graduate career. She co-advises the Executive Committee of the annual FRSES. Jeri is located in Room 238 of the Natural Resources Building and may be contacted by phone (970-491-4373) or by email at Jeri.Morgan@colostate.edu.
Professor Alan Knapp is the GDPE Senior Ecologist and a professor in the Department of Biology. He advises the director, represents the program both within and outside of the university, and teaches core courses in the GDPE curriculum.
The Executive Committee consists of members from each of the member colleges, three at-large faculty from GDPE faculty membership, two GDPE students, the director, senior ecologist and program coordinator (who serves in a non-voting, ex-officio capacity). The Executive Committee is convened and chaired by the Director. Faculty are elected on an alternating cycle for two-year terms by GDPE faculty to represent the participating colleges of the GDPE. The two student representatives are elected by the GDPE student body for a one-year term. The Program is jointly administered by the Warner College of Natural Resources and the College of Natural Sciences.
Responsibilities of the executive committee include:
|College||Member Type||Term Expires|
|LeRoy Poff||Biology||Natural Sciences||Director||Ex Officio|
|Jennifer Neuwald||Biology||Natural Sciences||Graduate Academic Advisor||2014|
|Jeri Morgan||Program Coordinator||Ex Officio|
|Alan Knapp||Biology||Natural Sciences||Senior Ecologist||Ex Officio|
|Brian Bledsoe||Civil & Environmental Engineering||Engineering||Engineering||2015|
|Cynthia (Cini) Brown||Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management||Agricultural Sciences||Agricultural Sciences||2015|
|Francesca Cotrufo||Soil & Crop Sciences||Agricultural Sciences||At Large||2014|
|Kevin Crooks||Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology||Warner College of Natural Resources||Warner College of Natural Resources||2014|
|Sam Dunn||Biology||Natural Sciences||Student||2014|
|Cameron Ghalambor||Biology||Natural Sciences||At Large||2015|
|Dennis Ojima||Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (NREL)||Warner College of Natural Resources||At Large||2015|
|John Sanderson||Nature Conservancy (Biology)||Natural Sciences||Affiliate Scientist||2015|
|Jason Sibold||Anthropology||Liberal Arts||Liberal Arts||2015|
|Melinda (Mendy) Smith||Biology||Natural Sciences||Natural Sciences||2014|
|Kevin Wilcox||Biology||Natural Sciences||Student|