Center for Research on Vermont
Center for Research on Vermont Executive Committee Members
Executive Committee members are elected by the membership for a three year term at our Annual Meeting in May. Committee members may serve two consecutive terms.
Prudence Doherty is Chair of the Executive Committee. She is Libary Assistant Professor and Librarian for Public Services in Special Collections at the UVM Bailey-Howe Library. She specializes in Vermont and Geography. Prudence.Dohery@uvm.edu.
Paul Searls is an associate professor of history and music at Lyndon State College. He received his Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of "Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865-1910" (UPNE). His main academic interest is rural New England in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Paul.Searls@lsc.vsc.edu.
.Judy Rosenstreich works for the Vermont Division for Mental Health. She served two terms in the Vermont State Legislature, worked in many management and policy analyst positions in the state, and was a White House Fellow in 1976. She was named Vermont's Outstanding Young Woman for her efforts to improve government and help others. Judy was a significant contributor to "Vermont State Government Since 1965". Judy.Rosenstreich@state.vt.us
Walter Poleman is a senior lecturer in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, where specializes in landscape natural history and teaches Measurements and Mapping of Natural Resources (NR 25), Landscape Analysis (NR 378), and Ecology of Place (NR 15). He is also faculty director of GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, and director the PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis & Community Engagement) Program. He has taught ecology for the past ten summers at Vermont Law School, and serves as a trustee for the Vermont Land Trust. His teaching awards include the Kroespsh-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award. Walter.Poleman@uvm.edu
Richard Kujawa is Professor of Geography at Saint Michael’s College. He is also a faculty member at the University of Vermont. He holds degrees in civil engineering, urban and regional planning, and geography. A passionate advocate for geography with its powerful perspectives on the way we live and might live, his research has included freshwater policy and planning at local, regional and global scales –his interests have spanned the application of the public trust doctrine to groundwater and the politics of bottled water production as well as planning processes for Lake Champlain and the ways in which rural landscapes and livelihoods will evolve. Most recently, he is one very small part of a research team funded by a large National Science Foundation Grant looking at the impacts of and adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain Basin. He enjoys using various technologies in teaching and learning and credits twenty years at a liberal arts college with broadening and deepening his interdisciplinary insights. Richard spent almost 15 years working with the Vermont Geographic Alliance. Born in the United Kingdom, Richard has lived in five different states. He has lived and taught in Vermont for the past 21 years. email@example.com
Scott McLaughlin has a BA in anthropology, geography, and history from the University of Vermont (1991); MA in anthropology from Texas A&M University with a concentration in nautical archaeology (2000); a graduate diploma in museum studies from Deakin University (2010); MA in cultural heritage from Deakin University (2011); and PhD in anthropology from Binghamton University with a concentration in archaeology (2011). He has been conducting archaeological and historical research in Vermont since 1986, primarily as an employee of UVM’s Consulting Archaeology Program and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Since 2005, Scott has been teaching archaeology, anthropology, and history courses as a lecturer at the University of Vermont, Community College of Vermont, and Saint Michael’s College. Since 2007, he has served as museum director of the Noyes House Museum in Morrisville. Scott also is the director of Vermont Project Archaeology and Turning Points in American History, two professional development programs for Vermont teachers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Schmidt is Professor Emeritus of the University of Vermont. He is founding director of the Center for Rural Studies, a rural sociologist, and a long-time member of the Center for Research on Vermont, in fact, he once served as Director and has served on the board several times. Fred continues to teach in Community Development and Applied Economics, maintains research and service commitments, and is active in local gardening activism. He received the Center's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Margaret Tamulonis has worked at the Fleming Museum at UVM for 12 years and is the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, where she is responsible for collections documentation and access. She works closely with students and faculty who want to work with the collections, on classes from Museum Anthropology to History and Art courses to Introduction to Museum Studies. She has also curated such exhibitions as "Fleming at 75" and co-curated "A Beckoning Country: Art and Objects form the Champlain Valley." She volunteers as the keeper of the Vermont Queer Archives, a repository of Vermont LGBTQ history which is used for research and exhibitions through the RU12? Community Center, where she is a board member.
Richard Watts is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on the relationships between public communications and policy outcomes. Richard examines the role of strategic communications in the development and implementation of public policy related to energy, transportation and public health. This research builds on his experience as a policy and communication professional in public policy and political campaigns, as a journalist and a consultant to government agencies, advocacy organizations and business groups. Richard most recently completed a book using this approach sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont; Public Meltdown: The Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant). Richard grew up in Putney, Vermont and currently lives in Hinesburg with his wife and daughter and two dogs.
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