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).
Dr. Jennifer Neuwald is the Academic Advisor for GDPE. 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. Jennifer is located in Room 237 of the Natural Resources Building and may be contacted by phone (970-491-2796) or by email at Jennifer.Neuwald@colostate.edu.
Sara Rose 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. Sara is located in Room 238 of the Natural Resources Building and may be contacted by phone (970-491-4373) or by email at Sara.Rose@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.
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||Ex Officio|
|Sara Rose||Program Coordinator||Ex Officio|
|Alan Knapp||Biology||Natural Sciences||Senior Ecologist||Ex Officio|
|Cameron Aldridge||Ecosystem Science and Sustainability||Warner College of Natural Resources||At Large||2016|
|Paul Ode||Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management||Agricultural Sciences||Agricultural Sciences||2017|
|Cara Steger||Ecosystem Science and Sustainability||Warner College of Natural Resources||Student||2017|
|Dhaval Vyas||Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management||Agricultural Sciences||Student||2017|
|Dennis Ojima||Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (NREL)||Warner College of Natural Resources||At Large||2015|
|Monique Rocca||Ecosystem Science and Sustainability||Warner College of Natural Resources||At Large||2016|
|Bob Reed||US Geological Survey & Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology||Warner College of Natural Resources||Affiliate Scientist||2017|
|Stephen Leisz||Anthropology||Liberal Arts||Liberal Arts||2017|
|Melinda (Mendy) Smith||Biology||Natural Sciences||Natural Sciences||2015|
|Liba Pejchar||Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology||Warner College of Natural Resources||Warner College of Natural Resources||2016|