American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Current Executive Committee of the ASN

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Years of Office Executive Committee, 2024
2024 Jeff Conner, President
Michigan State University
2024 Lauren Buckley, Vice President
University of Washington
2022–2024 Joel McGlothlin, Secretary
Virginia Tech
2023–2025 Santiago Ramírez, Treasurer
UC Davis
2025 Daniel I. Bolnick, President Elect
University of Connecticut
2025 Amy Angert, Vice President Elect
University of British Columbia
2023 Maria Servedio, Past President
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2023 Priyanga Amarasekare, Past Vice President
University of California, Los Angeles
2022 Judith Bronstein, Past President
University of Arizona
2021 Edmund D. Brodie III, Past President
University of Virginia
2020–2022 Rebecca Fuller, Past Treasurer
University of Illinois
2019–2021 Tadashi Fukami, Past Secretary
Stanford University
2024 María Rebolleda-Gómez, Diversity Committee Chair
University of California, Irvine
2024 Lily Khadempour, Diversity Committee Vice Chair
Rutgers University, Newark
2024 Dylan Padilla, Graduate Student Representative
Arizona State University
2023–2026 Volker H. W. Rudolf, Editor-in-Chief, The American Naturalist (ex officio)
Rice University


The Offices of the ASN

The PRESIDENT leads the ASN Executive Committee and selects the membership of the award and officer nomination committees. The President selects the President’s Award for the “best” paper in The American Naturalist in the past year, gives the ASN Presidential Address and presents the Society’s awards at the annual meeting, and represents the ASN in multiple other ways through the year. The President serves on the Executive Committee for five years, including one year as President-Elect and three years as a Past-President.

The VICE-PRESIDENT organizes the Vice-President’s Symposium for the annual meeting and edits the special supplement to The American Naturalist that contains the papers derived from the VP Symposium. The Vice-President is also the Society’s liaison for the organizers of the annual meeting. The Vice-President serves as a voting member of the Executive Committee for three years.

The SECRETARY records and publishes the minutes of the annual meeting of the Executive Committee and ensures that elections for Society offices are conducted in a timely manner. In addition, the Secretary works closely with the President with respect to the normal running of the Society, documents the Executive Committee’s actions, sees that the ASN Officer’s handbook and website are up to date, and coordinates communication between the Executive Committee, other societies’ Executive Committees, the University of Chicago Press and ASN membership. The Secretary serves for a three-year term, and then three years as Past Secretary. For both terms, the Secretary is a member of the ASN Executive Committee.

The TREASURER manages the accounts of the ASN, tracks all revenues and expenses, arranges for official annual financial reviews and tax return preparation, files tax returns, makes payments for all annual awards and travel reimbursements related to the annual meeting, keeps track of revisions to the award amounts and reimbursement policies, and prepares the annual Treasurer’s Report. The Treasurer also convenes a Finance Committee comprised of two other members of the Executive Committee, for making investment decisions as needed. The Treasurer serves on the Executive Committee for six years, three as a regular member and three as Past Treasurer.

The GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE to the American Society of Naturalists is selected by the ASN executive committee (EC), and serves a two year term. The Graduate Student Representative has three primary tasks: 1) To attend executive committee meetings as a nonvoting member and to represent opinions and needs of current and potential graduate student members of the society; 2) To organize graduate student outreach activities at the annual meeting of the American Society of Naturalists; and 3) To consult with graduate students at the meeting and elsewhere to gather ideas as to how ASN can best serve its members.