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Call for Nominations for ASEH Elections

July 30, 2020 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The nominating committee works to identify outstanding candidates for elected leadership positions within ASEH. The next election will take place in January 2021, but, as described in the guidelines posted here, the work begins now. Over the course of the summer and early fall, the nominating committee will assemble a slate of candidates which represents the breadth and diversity of scholars contributing to the society, including scholars with a range of research interests and relevant experiences.

Do you seek to chart ASEH’s course in the coming years? Have you admired a fellow ASEH member’s commitment to our common principles, or their efforts to advocate on behalf of others? Perhaps you’ve been astounded by how effortlessly a colleague organized a workshop or conference panel. Or possibly you’ve long admired how a fellow ASEH member instills a rich appreciation for environmental history among public audiences. 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes—the nominating committee of ASEH would appreciate your help. During summer 2020, the committee welcomes self-nominations and nominations of other ASEH members to elected leadership positions. The following positions will be filled by election in 2021.

  • One candidate for Vice President/President elect

As Vice President, this person will have overall charge of arrangements for the society's annual program, for which purpose he/she shall also appoint a program committee. This group shall consist of interested officers and members. He/she shall also arrange joint programs with other organizations in cooperation with the President and members of the executive committee. He/she shall act for the President in all other matters when the President is absent or unable to act. As President, he/she will preside at all business meetings of the society, shall appoint members of all committees except where otherwise provided for in the bylaws, and shall be ex-officio a member of all committees, except when the committee or its chairman is appointed by the executive committee.

  • One candidate for Secretary

The Secretary shall keep a record of the meetings of the executive committee and the Society's business meetings, and shall assist the President in arranging these meetings and distributing materials for review.

  • Three Executive Committee Members  (6 candidates needed)
Elected members of the executive committee shall participate equally and jointly with elected officers in making collective decisions concerning the society where provided for in these bylaws or where otherwise necessary and proper.
  • Two Nominating Committee Members (4 candidates needed)

These members are charged with identifying candidates to stand for elections, which take place in the January of odd years.

To make a nomination, you can use the online Nomination Form or feel free to contact any of the four current nominating committee members via e-mail: Michael Egan <>,  Liza Piper <>, Kendra Smith-Howard <>,  or Ling Zhang <>.

Nominations will be taken until October 5, 2020.

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