Allan Strong, Interim Dean
Allan Strong leads the Rubenstein School as Interim Dean, appointed in June 2022. Dr. Strong served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development in the Rubenstein School from 2011 to 2019. He is a professor in the Rubenstein School's Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and the Natural Resources Programs and an expert in avian ecology, conservation biology, and landscape ecology.
Jon Erickson, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Research
Jon Erickson oversees Rubenstein School faculty development and research initiatives. He is the David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy in the Rubenstein School, and he has published widely on energy & climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics.
Alayna Howard, Communications Lead
Alayna Howard oversees Rubenstein School communications, including marketing, public relations, social media, and website initiatives. She is a liason to the UVM Diversity Council, and a member of the Rubenstein School IDEA Committee.
Jennifer Pontius, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Pontius leads academic affairs for the Rubenstein School. She is a professor in the Rubenstein School's Environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Natural Resources programs and is an expert in forest ecology and health, satellite remote sensing, GIS modeling, experimental design, and statistical analyses.