Faith Campbell holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. She has worked as a conservation advocate for a series of environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, American Lands Alliance, and Nature Conservancy. Since the early 1990s, Faith has focused on invasive species policy, especially insects and pathogens that attack North American tree species.
Faith has published 3 reports on the forest pest issue [www.treeimprovement.utk.edu/FadingForests], as well as articles in publications ranging from Bioscience to Earth First Journal. Faith served as an advisor to the Office of Technology Assessment project which resulted in its report, Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States and served two terms on the national Invasive Species Advisory Council.
CISP Board Member Phyllis N. Windle has more than 20 years’ experience in the science and policy of invasive species. At the Union of Concerned Scientists, she headed the ten-year project on invasive species, publishing brief reports on invasives in four states. She organized a call to action signed by 900 experts and amplified scientists' voices in public comment periods at federal agencies and in meetings with members of Congress.
For Congress’s Office of Technology Assessment, Phyllis directed the interdisciplinary team that wrote Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. She presented the group's findings in testimony on Capitol Hill and congressional briefings; media interviews; and a dozen keynote addresses at international, regional, national, and state meetings. The report, an American Library Association Notable Government Document, catalzyed a realm of new policy inquiry and advocacy.
She has published more than 60 reports and articles in peer reviewed journals, proceedings of scientific meetings, and general interest publications. Lately, she authored the entry on U.S. regulations for the Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions and was contributing editor for Fading Forests III. Her essay in BioScience, “The Ecology of Grief,” has been widely reprinted.
Phyllis holds a Ph.D. in plant and insect ecology from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology and is an accomplished maker of quilts and collages.
Carl has a B.A. in Political Science, and an M.A. in what was then called Oriental Languages (Chinese, Japanese.).
Carl is retired from the Library of Congress, where he was Technical Information Specialist
Reading knowledge of Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Korean
Carl has served as volunteer treasurer of several non profit organizations