Doug Klein, Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College

Doug Klein is the Union College Kenneth B. Sharpe Professor of Economics Emeritus and past Director of Union’s Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering programs. Since 2018 he has directed Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center. He has expertise in energy and environmental economics, and regulatory economics. In 2019 he organized the first Union College 3-week interdisciplinary “miniterm” in the Adirondacks, titled “A Peopled Wilderness.”

Executive Editorial Board

Eileen B. Allen is the GIS Coordinator for the Center for Earth & Environmental Science at State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She teaches courses in geographic information systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. For many years, she worked mapping wetlands from aerial photographs throughout the NYS Adirondack Park and bringing those maps into GIS.

Kimberly Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh. She holds a Ph.D. in forest resources and environmental conservation from Virginia Tech. She is an interdisciplinary scholar working on questions related to collaborative forest planning and management, sustainability education, equity, and cultural ecosystem services.

James C. Dawson is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh (1970-2017); Regent Emeritus, The University of the State of New York/State Education Department (1970-2015); and Licensed Professional Geologist with New York State License # 001. He is a geologist with extensive environmental public policy experience in both the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain basin.

Dan Fitts is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Research Consortium. In his professional career he has worked in the areas of environmental policy and administration. Dan is also the Executive Director of the Adirondack Park Institute, a not-for-profit that raises funds for environmental educational programs at the Interpretive Centers at Paul Smiths and Newcomb.

Joseph A. Henderson, Associate Professor in the Environment & Society Department, Paul Smith’s College. Expertise in the anthropology of environmental education, the politics of climate change education, and sociocultural learning theory. Elected member of the Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education and ADK 46er #7265.

Mel Johnson is an Associate Professor in Natural Sciences and Forestry at Paul Smith’s College. Her work centers around integrating remote sensing, GIS, and related skills with field work to examine real-world conservation issues and as communication tools. Current research projects involve using UAS (drones) for natural resource monitoring. Mel is the program director for the Paul Smith's Adirondack Field Ecology course.

Ellen Percy Kraly holds the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. Her scholarship addresses refugee and forced migration, migration and environment, emigration, and population data systems and human rights. Dr. Kraly is former editor of the International Migration Review. At Colgate University, she instructs in geography, environmental studies and sociology.