KWI Officers and Board of Directors


KWI Officers

Executive Vice President: Dr. William B. White

Department of Geosciences
Penn State University

Comptroller: Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Hasenmueller

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Saint Louis University

Vice President for Communications: Dr. Sarah Carmichael

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Appalachian State University

Vice President for Education: Dr. Dorothy J. Vesper

Department of Geology & Geography
West Virginia University


KWI Board of Directors

Dr. John W. Hess (Chair)

Geological Society of America Foundation (retired)
Board term ending March 2026

Dr. Dave Decker (Secretary)

Southwest Geophysical Consulting, LLC
Board term ending March 2027

Dr. Rai Bosch

AECOM, U.S. West Region Environmental Remediation
Board term ending March 2026

Dr. Ellen Herman (Treasurer)

Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences
Bucknell University
Board term ending March 2027

Dr. Katarina Kosič Ficco

Virginia Natural Heritage Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Board term ending March 2026

Dr. Neven Kresic

Independent Groundwater Consultant
Board term ending March 2027

Dr. Jennifer Macalady

Department of Geosciences
Penn State University
Board term ending March 2025

Mr. Benjamin V. Miller

Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Board term ending March 2026

Mr. Wil Orndorff

Virginia Natural Heritage Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Board term ending March 2026

Dr. Ingrid Y. Padilla

Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Board term ending March 2027

Dr. Jason S. Polk

Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
Western Kentucky University
Board term ending March 2025

Dr. Ira Sasowsky

Department of Geosciences
University of Akron
Board term ending March 2025

Mr. Geary M. Schindel, P.G.

Karst Works, Inc.
Board term ending March 2027

Dr. William B. White

Department of Geosciences
Penn State University
Board term ending March 2025

Dr. Kirk S. Zigler

Department of Biology
Sewanee: The University of the South
Board term ending March 2027