The Society for Economic Botany

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

Society Officers


         
President:
John de la Parra
Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
  President-Elect:
Wendy Applequist
Missouri Botanical Garden,
St. Louis, Missouri
  Past-President:
Nanci Ross
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
         
         
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), Nanci Ross (2020)

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)