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Section Officers

President:Beth A. Johnson
1st Vice President: Alexa Sedlacek
2nd Vice President: Kelsey M. Arkle
Past President: C. Renee Sparks
Secretary: Jeffrey Strasser
Treasurer: Michael Wolf
OEST Chair Susan Kornreich-Wolf
Executive Committee Liaison: Jennifer Wenner

Officer Duties ยป

Full Contact Information


Beth A. Johnson
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952

1st Vice President:

Alexa Sedlacek
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
121 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2nd Vice President

Kelsey M. Arkle
Department of Geology
Augustana College
639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201


Michael Wolf
Geology Department
Augustana College
639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Past President/Secretary:

Jeffrey Strasser
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

OEST (Outstanding Earth Science Teacher) Award Chair:

Susan Kornreich-Wolf
Augustana College
Fryxell Geology Museum
Rock Island, IL 61201

Website Coordinator:

John McDaris
Geoscience Education Associate
Science Education Resource Center
Carleton College
1 N. College St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Liaison to NAGT Executive Committee

Don Duggan-Haas
Cornell University

The Officer Rotation

The 2nd Vice President has made a three-year commitment:
Year 1: 2nd Vice President
Year 2: 1st Vice President
Year 3: President

Sectional GSA Geoscience Education Representative nominations to the national GSA Education Committee (3-yr term, ending 2015)

Kevin Evans
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65897


Katie Johnson
Eastern Illinois University
Department of Geology/Geography
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

State Representatives


David Voorhees
Waubonsee Community College


Paul K. Doss
Department of Geology and Physics
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd., Room SC2213
Evansville, IN 47712

Solomon Isiorho
Department of Geosciences
Indiana University - Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW)
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499


Cinzia Cervato
Iowa State University
Geology and Atmospheric Science
253 Science Hall I
Ames, IA 50011

Sherman Lundy
Basic Materials Corp.
101 BMC Drive
Elk Run Heights, IA 50707


Frederick Siewers
Department of Geography and Geology
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066


Cris L. DeWolf
Chippewa Hills High School
3226 Arthur Rd.
Remus, MI 49340


Dr. Karl W. Leonard
Dept. of Anthropology & Earth Science
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue S.
Moorhead, MN 56563

Kate Pound
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301


Ron Fabick
Ohio Earth Science Teachers Assoc.
Brunswick High School
Brunswick, OH 44212

William Slattery
Wright State University
Geological Sciences
260 Brehm Lab
Dayton, OH 45435


Robert Baker
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Department of Plant and Earth Science
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022-5001

Kerry Keen
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Department of Plant and Earth Science
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022-5001

Rachel Headley
University of Wisconsin Parkside