2016 Board of Directors
2015-16 Adirondack Research Consortium Board of Directors
2014 Board of Directors
Dan retired from the Adirondack Park Agency in 2012 after a 27+ year career, where he served as Supervisor of the Resource Analysis and Scientific Services division since 2005. In addition to serving as President of the Adirondack Research Consortium, he also serves on the Board and has been a member of the New York Flora Association since its inception. He co-authored the NYS Freshwater Wetlands Delineation Manual (1995), and developed the NYS Adirondack Park Agency Compensatory Wetlands Mitigation Guidelines (1996). Dan is a member of the Adirondack Botanical Society. Dan has been an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh for the course "Wetlands Ecology and Management" and has regularly guest lectured at Cornell University and Paul Smith's College on wetlands ecology and landscape scale environmental assessment. He is a professional musician playing bass in a jazz band. Winter will find him on Nordic skates on wild lake ice and summer will find him hiking, biking and kayaking.
Jeff is a field geologist who enjoys all aspects of geology and environmental science. Jeff has been a St. Lawrence University faculty member in the geology department since 2006 and has been awarded the James Henry Chapin Professorship of Geology and Mineralogy. At the college Jeff teaches courses in mineralogy and geochemistry and supervises a wide variety of undergraduate research. Jeff is a 1981 graduate of St. Lawrence University and holds a master's degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Jeff previously taught at SUNY Potsdam and was a research associate at SUNY Oswego's Environmental Research Center. He has done extensive research on Precambrian rocks that make up the Canadian Shield and the Adirondacks.
Curt is an assistant professor in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. His research interests include environmental and sustainability decision making, environmental leadership, and environmental policy/governance. He teaches courses in environmental management, sustainability, environmental law and policy, and environment and society. Curt’s research focuses on decision making for sustainability, how individuals, organizations, businesses, government agencies and society at large plan for and make choices about how to use and protect natural resources. He provides guidance and training to government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and private firms on topics related to environmental decision making, policy and planning. Curt received his PhD. from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a M.S. from the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, and a B.S. from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeff graduated in 2004 from SUNY ESF with a BS in Forest Resource Management. He was hired by Finch & Pryun as a District Forester and then went on to manage two satellite offices for Forecon Inc. a Forestry and Natural Resource consulting firm in Central NY for almost 8 years. His main responsibilities were overseeing the management of approximately 40,000 acres of forestland in Central and South Central NY as well as Central PA, selling standing timber for non-industrial private landowners along with selling recreational and timberland real estate throughout NY State. In March of 2014 Jeff was hired by Molpus Timberlands Management as a Division Forester which carries the responsibility of overseeing approximately 130,000 acres in the Adirondack Park.
Gregory C. Slack
Greg Slack is the Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Clarkson University. As Director of the Division of Research and Technology Transfer, he oversees the conduct and promotion of all research activities at the University. Dr. Slack received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam. He has over 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry serving increasingly responsible research and manufacturing roles at DuPont, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Slack has also had academic experience, serving as adjunct research assistant professor of Chemistry at Clarkson, adjunct professor at SUNY Plattsburgh and instructor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Continuing Education. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications and presented at professional conferences.