Several Global Change Center faculty members will complete terms on the GCC Advisory Committee this summer. Each member has shown great leadership and resilience during the past two years of unprecedented global adversities through their research, teaching, and guidance of the GCC.  Please join us in thanking Sally Entrekin, David Haak, and Leah Johnson, who have provided extraordinary service over the past two years!

Welcome Hosein Foroutan, Julie Shortridge, and Ryan Stewart who will serve through 2024!

Incoming Board Members (Joining August 2022)

Dr. Hosein Foroutan, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Julie Shortridge, Biological Systems Engineering

Dr. Ryan Stewart, Plant & Environmental Sciences

Current Board Members

Dr. William Hopkins, Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Leandro Castello, Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Dr. Chloe Lahondere, Biochemistry

Dr. Kevin McGuire, Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

Dr. Ignacio Moore, Biological Sciences

A special thank you to these outgoing Advisory Committee members!

We deeply appreciate your time, energy, and balanced guidance in this leadership role. 

Dr. Sally Entrekin, Entomology

Dr. David Haak, Plant & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Leah Johnson, Statistics

The Global Change Center Advisory Committee is composed of GCC affiliated Virginia Tech faculty representing the broadly defined thematic areas of the center (habitat loss, pollution, invasive species, disease, climate change), plus others in relevant fields (e.g., sociology, economics, policy, history). Committee members are appointed by the GCC Director Bill Hopkins for two-year terms, and represent a balance of perspectives and interests from around campus. The mission of the committee is to develop policies, goals, and directives of the center, as well as assisting in conducting the center’s business.