Board of Directors and Officers

AmericaView is a national consortium comprised of individual state consortia. The national consortium is governed by a Board of Directors, elected to staggered multi-year terms of office by the membership. Board members serve on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation beyond travel support. Officers’ Terms are for a one year period, although by Board agreement, they may be extended for an additional year. Board Directors and Officers are elected at AV’s Winter Business Meeting (WBM) held annually, generally in the February to April time frame.


Chair: Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne

Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Director
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Aiken Center, Room 220
Burlington, VT 05405
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Board Term: WBM 2017 – WBM 2020


Vice Chair: JB Sharma, PhD

Professor and Eminent Scholar
Assistant Department Head – Physics
Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis
University of North Georgia
Gainesville, GA 30504
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Board Term: WBM 2015 – WBM 2018


Treasurer and Secretary: Rebecca L. Dodge, PhD

Associate Professor
The Department of Geosciences
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
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Board Term: WBM 2015 – WBM 2018


Director: Russell G. Congalton, PhD

Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS
MS Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
114 James Hall, 56 College Rd
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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Board Term: WBM 2016 – WBM 2019


Director: Rick Lawrence, PhD

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department
Director, Spatial Sciences Center
Montana State University
PO Box 1733490
Bozeman, MT 59717-3490
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Board Term: WBM 2015 – WBM 2018

Director: Brent Yantis

Regional Analysis Center
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Abdalla Hall
635 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, Louisiana, 70506
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Board Term: WBM 2017 – WBM 2020

Director: Mary O’Neill

South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007