Officers (2019 – 2021)

Allen Thompson, President
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Oregon State UniversityMilam Hall 322
Corvallis, OR 97331
Tel.: (541) 737-5654

Allen Thompson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Environmental Philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

 His research concerns broadening our conception of environmental virtue and moral responsibility as a part of understanding human excellence in adapting to the Anthropocene. Presently, Thompson is writing a book on the ethics of novel ecosystems (Routledge, under contract) and is working on essays about the plight of future generations after our moral failure and what’s left for hope in front of unfolding environmental catastrophes.

Thompson is President of the International Society of Environmental Ethics, a past Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center (Munich, Germany), and the OSU The Center for the Humanities. He co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics (OUP 2017) and Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change (MIT 2012). Thompson also serves as book review editor for the journal Environmental Ethics and was a guest on the nationally syndicated NPR program, Philosophy Talk, discussing climate ethics.

Marion Hourdequin, Vice-President
Department of PhilosophyColorado CollegeMHphoto2.jpg14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Spring, CO 80903
Tel.: (719) 389-6563

Marion Hourdequin is a professor of philosophy at Colorado College.  She attended her first ISEE meeting (joint with the International Association for Environmental Philosophy) in Allenspark, Colorado in 2006, and has remained involved with the society ever since.  Marion’s research and teaching interests include environmental philosophy, ethics, comparative philosophy, and philosophy of science. Her current research focuses on climate ethics, climate justice, and relational approaches to ethics. She is the author of Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice (Bloomsbury, 2015) and serves as an Associate Editor for Environmental Values.  With Simona Capisani, she co-leads ISEE’s Mentoring Initiative.

Megs Gendreau, Treasurer
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Centre College
Crounse Hall 442
Danville, KY 40422
Tel.: (859) 238-5433

Megs Gendreau is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Centre College in Danville, KY. Her research interests include environmental philosophy (with a particular focus on issues of justice), political & social philosophy, philosophy of sport, and post-Hegelian German philosophy. She is currently working on a project focused on Central Appalachia. 

Alexander Lee, Secretary
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Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Tel.: (907) 564-8273

Alexander Lee is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Institute of Culture and Environment at Alaska Pacific University. Alex presented a the 2012 ISEE summer conference and has been an active member of the society since. His work explores moral obligations in the face of environmental change, focusing on wildlife conservation and land management policy in the American West. Alex has published work appearing in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Values, and Ethics, Policy, and Environment. He has also contributed opinion pieces and works of public philosophy to outlets including Grist, High Country News, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Anchorage Daily News, Mother Nature Network, and The Revelator.

Simona Capisani, Mentoring Director


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Simona Capisani is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University and received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. Her research and teaching interests are in political philosophy and ethics (both normative and applied) with a special interest in issues that intersect climate justice, global justice, gender, and environmental philosophy. Her work provides a new normative framework for thinking about the moral and political challenges that emerge for the international territorial state system under conditions of climate change. In particular, Simona’s current research focuses on climate change-induced displacement and its relationship to territorial sovereignty and the international protection regime. Simona has served as an International Organizer for Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) and has contributed to a number of programs which develop and provide resources aimed at combating exclusionary practices in research and teaching in Philosophy. She has a specialization in inclusive pedagogy and is committed to advancing and supporting members of marginalized groups both within and beyond academia. As ISEE’s Mentoring Director, Simona oversees the development of various programs and resources aimed at building a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community in the fields of environmental ethics and environmental justice and within ISEE itself. She invites sustained ISEE member participation in the program and provides structural support and encouragement of active engagement with such work. 

Corey Katz, Newsletter Editor


Corey is an assistant professor of philosophy at Georgian Court University. He was previously the postdoctoral researcher in the ethics of sustainable development at the Ohio State University. He has published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics, Policy & Environment and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. His website is and he has a Dachshund named Mister.

Current ISEE Nominating Committee: Martin Drenthen, Geoffrey Frasz, Simon Hailwood, Teea Kortetmaki, and Dan Shahar