Philip Camill, Bowdoin’s Rusack Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science and director of the Environmental Studies Program, has been elected president of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), considered the flagship professional society for environmental studies.
“This is an exciting time to be president of AESS,” says Camill. “The organization has grown rapidly since its founding at UC Santa Barbara in 2006, and it has attracted an immensely talented membership of scholars, educators, practitioners and students from all over the world.”
Camill says AESS is one of the first interdisciplinary professional societies where colleagues in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences work collaboratively to analyze the complex nature of environmental and social challenges.
“AESS is poised to become the preeminent professional society for the environmental studies and sciences in the U.S. and beyond. I look forward to the 2012 conference at Santa Clara University — Preparing for Our Environmental Future — which will allow AESS to showcase its interdisciplinary strengths and to provide a critical service for society.”
AESS, an independent faculty-and-student-based professional association in higher education, is designed to serve the needs of environmental scholars and scientists who value interdisciplinary approaches to research, teaching and problem-solving.
Founded in 2008, AESS seeks to provide its members with the latest environmental information and tools to create better courses, strengthen research, develop more satisfying careers, harness the power of a collective voice for the profession, and enjoy each other’s company at national and regional meetings.