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Congratulations to our new executive board! Descriptions to come. If you would like informaiton on how to run for any of our open positions this Fall, please email Jessie Mroz at

Administrative Chair: Jessie Mroz

Finance Chair: Heather Oslund

Sustainability Programming Chair: To be filled

Environmental Management Programming Chair: Kathryn Fledderman

Professional Development Chair: To be filled

Digital Media Chair: Brian Watts



Faculty Advisor: Burnell Fischer

Dr. "Burney" Fischer is a Clinical Professor in SPEA and Co-Director of the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. His research interests are in forestry, and in particular urban forestry management. He is interested in community and urban forest management practices and issues, and the role of collaboration in sustaining urban forests. He teaches courses in Urban Forest Management and Urban Ecology as well as serving as the faculty lead for Ostrom Workshop seminar courses. He has served as the SDA faculty advisor since its inception and when EMA and SDA merged into EMSDA he became the group’s faculty advisor.  He is active with the IUB Office of Sustainability serving on various task groups.  His research team the Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group at CIPEC was awarded the inaugural IUB Office of Sustainability Excellence in Research Award in 2012.  Dr. Fischer received the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2013 Frederick Law Olmsted Award for career achievements in urban forestry.  His lifelong interest in trees is guided by his forestry training which embodies the idea that foresters manage forests and plant trees thinking beyond their lifetimes.  Burney is an active multi-species fisherman, primarily at their summer cabin in northwestern Minnesota.