The greatest Integration and Application Network resource is not IAN’s products of web tools, but the talented and committed IAN science communicators, integrators, analysts, students, and interns. IAN staff have been at the forefront of science application and integration since 2002, pioneering new techniques of science communication, stakeholder engagement and report card production. The IAN staff can be grouped into six categories:

  1. Science Integrators have training as research scientists. They have developed synthesis skills and they work closely with various partners to apply scientific results.
  2. Science Communicators have training in research and have developed graphical design and layout skills for a variety of print and electronic media.
  3. Data Analysts have a diversity of technical training. They work in simulation modeling, data interpretation, geographic information science, web production and design, and statistical data analysis.
  4. Graduate students have developed natural and social science skills and advanced the scholarly development of IAN into areas of stakeholder engagement, citizen science and transdisciplinary science.
  5. Interns are recent graduates with Bachelor or Master degrees that spend one or two semesters with IAN, mentored by Science Communicators.
  6. Administrative support staff have training in financial accounting and project management. They provide information technology, financial accounting, and help manage the complex suite of ongoing IAN activities.

Administration

Bill Dennison

Vice President for Science Application
UMCES Cambridge Office

Heath Kelsey

Program Director
UMCES Cambridge Office

Caroline Donovan

Program Manager
UMCES Annapolis Office

Alexandra Fries

Program Manager
UMCES Annapolis Office

Trish Summers

IAN Business Manager
UMCES Cambridge Office

Jennifer Clapper

Coordinator
UMCES Cambridge Office

Science Integrators and Communicators

Simon Costanzo

Science Integrator
UMCES Remote Office

Katie May Laumann

Science Integrator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen

Science Integrator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Dylan Taillie

Science Communicator
UMCES Cambridge Office

Nathan Miller

Science Communicator
UMCES Cambridge Office

Kelly Dobroski

Science Communicator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Annie Carew

Science Communicator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Sky Swanson

Assistant Science Communicator
UMCES Annapolis Office

Joe Edgerton

Assistant Science Communicator
UMCES Cambridge Office

Graduate Students, Interns and Summer Students

Suzanne Webster

Graduate Student
UMCES Annapolis Office

Natalie Snider

Graduate Student
Environmental Defense Fund

Morgan Ross

Assistant Science Communicator
UMCES Cambridge Office

Logan Bilbrough

Science Communication Intern
UMCES Cambridge Office

Associated Staff

Andrew Elmore

Professor
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and UMCES Appalachian Laboratory

Steven Guinn

Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Appalachian Laboratory

Partnership with State Agencies

Sarah Lane

Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Department of Natural Resources

Chesapeake Bay Program

Kristin Saunders

Cross Program Coordinator
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

E. Guy Stephens

Director of Web Development for Chesapeake Bay Program/Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Sucharith Ravi

Operations Research Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Richard Tian

Research Scientist
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Rebecca Murphy

Water Quality Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

William Whorton

Web Developer
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Qian Zhang

Watershed Effectiveness Data Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

David Yayac

Web and Graphic Designer
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Dan Brellis

Web Developer
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Kevin Asplen

Cloud Solutions Engineer
UMCES Cambridge Office

Zhaoying Wei

Geospatial Analyst
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Megan McNeilly

Faculty Research Assistant
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Kaitlyn May

Web Content Specialist
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Isabella Bertani

Assistant Research Scientist
Chesapeake Bay Program Office