The Society for Economic Botany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Society Officers


         
President:
Nanci Ross 
Drake University 
Des Moines, Iowa
 

President-Elect:
Sonia Peter
Biocultural Education
and Research Programme

  Past-President: 
Mark Nesbitt
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, United Kingdom

         
         

Secretary:
Robbie Hart
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Treasurer:
Blair Orr
Michigan Technological
University 
Houghton, Michigan

 
         

PAST PRESIDENTS (listed by first year of office):
ERNEST GUENTHER (1959), C.O. ERLANSON (1961), PAUL C. MANGELSDORF (1962), S. MORRIS KUPCHAN (1963), IVAN A. WOLFF (1964), EDGAR ANDERSON (1965), ALBERT F. HILL (1966), OTTO FRANKEL (1967), THOMAS W. WHITAKER (1968), ROBERT F. RAFFAUF (1969), GEORGE H.M. LAWRENCE (1970), R. GORDON WASSON (1971), MAYNARD W. QUIMBY (1972), HOWARD S. GENTRY (1973), MONROE E. WALL (1974), WALTER H. HODGE (1975), NORMAN DOORENBOS (1976), CHARLES B. HEISER (1978), C. EARLE SMITH, JR. (1979), JOHN H. BEAMAN (1980), HARRY H. FONG (1981), ABRAHAM D. KRIKORIAN (1982), W. HARDY ESHBAUGH (1983), GARRISON WILKES (1984), SUSAN VERHOEK (1985), GREGORY J. ANDERSON (1986), LAWRENCE KAPLAN (1987), PAUL A. FRYXELL (1988), DAVID M. BATES (1989), WALTER LEWIS (1990), <A. DOUGLAS KINGHORN (1991), MICHAEL J. BALICK (1992), JEAN H. LANGENHEIM (1993), PAUL ALAN COX (1994), RICHARD I. FORD (1995), GHILLEAN T. PRANCE (1996), JAN SALICK (1997), GAIL E. WAGNER(1998), BERYL SIMPSON (1999), BARBARA PICKERSGILL (2000), BRIAN M. BOOM (2001), GARY MARTIN (2002), TIMOTHY JOHNS (2003), BRAD BENNETT (2004), DAVID L. LENTZ (2005), WILL MCCLATCHEY (2006), JOHN RASHFORD (2007), JIM MILLER (2008), EVE EMSHWILLER (2009), MARY EUBANKS (2010), RAINER BUSSMANN (2011), GAIL WAGNER (2012), ROBERT BYE (2013), RICK STEPP (2014), Cassandra Quave (2015), Steve Casper (2016) Gayle Fritz (2017), Sunshine Brosi (2018), Mark Nesbitt (2019)

Past-Secretaries
Nanci Ross, 2017-2019, Sunshine Brosi, 2014-2016, Heather McMillen, 2011-2013, Heather McMillen, 2008-2010, Michael B. Thomas, 2006-2008, Will McClatchey, 2004-2006, David Lentz, 2002-2004, James Miller, 1999-2001, Brian M. Boom, 1996-1999, Lucille N. Kaplan, 1993-1996, Deborah M. Pearsall, 1991-1993, Gail E. Wagner, 1987-1990, A. Douglas Kinghorn, 1984-1987, Gregory J. Anderson, 1981-1984, W. Hardy Eshbaugh, 1978-1981

Past-Treasurers
Wendy Applequist (2014-2020), Sy Sohmer, 2011-2014, Sy Shomer, 2008-2010, Diane Ragone, 2004-2007, Julia Kornegay, 2001-2003, John Rashford, 1997-2000, Don Ugent, 1991-1996, William Louis Stern, 1989-1991, Edward M. Croom, Jr., 1985-1988, Elisabeth S. Sheldon, 1982-1985, Edward S. Mika (1977-1981)