Current Officers of the Botanical Society of America

Board of Directors

Cynthia Jones, President   Linda Watson, BSA President Elect   Michael Donoghue, President Elect
PRESIDENT*
Cynthia Jones (2019-2022)
Professor & Director
EEB Biodiversity Education
and Research Greenhouses
University of Connecticut
cynthia.s.jones@uconn.edu
  PAST PRESIDENT*
Linda Watson (2018-2021)
Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Oklahoma State University
linda.watson10@okstate.edu
  PRESIDENT ELECT*
Dr. Michael Donoghue (2020-2023)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
michael.donoghue@yale.edu


         
Rachel Spicer, BSA Secretary   Lucinda McDade, BSA Treasurer   Melanie Link-Perez, Program Director
SECRETARY*
Rachel Spicer (2018-2021)
Associate Professor of Botany
Connecticut College
rspicer@conncoll.edu
  TREASURER*
Lucinda McDade (2016-2022)
Executive Director
Judith B. Friend Director of Research
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
(and Professor of Botany,
Claremont Graduate University)
lmcdade@rsabg.org
 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR*
Dr. Melanie Link-Perez (2020-2023)
Biological Sciences
Eastern Kentucky University
melanie.link-perez@eku.edu

         
Jennifer Cruse-Sanders   Chris Martine, At-large Director - Education   Emily Sessa, Director at Large for Publications
Director at Large for Development
Jennifer Cruse-Sanders (2020-2023)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
University of Georgia
crusesanders@uga.edu
  Director at Large for Education
Chris Martine (2018-2021)
Professor of Biology
Bucknell University
chris.martine@bucknell.edu
  Director at Large for Publications
Emily Sessa (2020-2022)
University of Florida
emilysessa@ufl.edu
         
Chelsea Spect, Director at Large for DEI   Michelle Gaynor, Student Representative   Imena Valdes, Student Representative
Director at Large for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Chelsea Specht
Plant and Microbial Biology
University of California, Berkeley
cdspecht@cornell.edu
  STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Michelle Gaynor (2019-2021)
University of Florida
michellegaynor@ufl.edu
  STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Imena Valdes (2020-2022)
Northwestern University
imenavaldes2020@u.northwestern.edu
         
       
  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Heather Cacanindin
Botanical Society of America
Ph. 314-577-9566 Fax 314-558-9184
hcacanindin@botany.org
   

Publications Officers

Pamela Diggle, BSA President   Mackenzie Taylor, Editor PSB  
EDITOR IN CHIEF
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
Pamela Diggle (2015-2024)
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
pamela.diggle@uconn.edu
  EDITOR
PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN
Mackenzie Taylor (2015-2024)
Assistant Professor
Plant Reproductive Biology and Development
Clare Boothe Luce Chair for
Women in Science
Department of Biology
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0103
Office: Hixson-Lied 424
Lab: Rigge Science 505
Ph. 402-280-2157
MackenzieTaylor@creighton.edu
 
EDITOR IN CHIEF
APPLICATIONS IN PLANT SCIENCES
Theresa Culley
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006  USA
Ph. 513-556-9705
theresa.culley@uc.edu
         

* indicates a member of the BSA Board of Directors Executive Committee

Sectional Representatives

The Council also consists of representatives from each of the following 19 sections:

Past BSA Officers