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 High Country News, The Boulder Daily Camera, The Salt Lake Tribune, Mother Nature Network, and The Revelator.



Current ISEE Nominating Committee:

Martin Drenthen, Geoffrey Frasz, Simon Hailwood, Teea Kortetmaki, and Dan Shahar