BEMP Board of Directors
Adrian Oglesby is the Director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at UNM. Adrian’s career has been focused on river and riparian restoration, agricultural preservation, efficient water management, governmental accountability, and fish and wildlife conservation. He has advised irrigation districts, acequias, Pueblo and tribal governments, farmers, environmental organizations, and local water providers. He established the New Mexico Living Rivers Program for The Nature Conservancy and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. He has been a member of the Rivers Edge West Board and BEMP’s Advisory Council. He is a past Vice Chair of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, past Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico State Bar, and past President of the New Mexico Riparian Council.
Jennifer Rudgers is the Director and lead Primary Investigator of the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program at UNM, which supports 73 senior scientists, 48 graduate students and a full-time staff of 9 people, including co-PI and Education Director, Dr. Kim Eichhorst. Sevilleta LTER has been connected with BEMP as their sole education and outreach partner since BEMP’s inception. The current focus of the Sevilleta LTER is understanding the ecological consequences of environmental variability, particularly interannual variability in climate. Sevilleta LTER has published >800 peer-reviewed papers, been cited more than 60,000 times, and brought >$70 million in external research funding to UNM. Beyond her leadership in the Sevilleta, Jennifer’s research program aims to decipher the complex, beneficial interactions among species that structure ecological communities and ecosystems. This research has high potential to improve predictions and suggest new solutions for adaptation to our changing world. She has published >100 papers, about 1/3 of them with undergraduate students. Her research program is primarily supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
I am a retired elementary teacher from Belen Consolidated Schools, and lived in Belen from 1984-2019. During my last 10 years as a 2nd grade teacher, I became the Belen BEMP site representative (1997) and my class with other classes from my school (Rio Grande Elementary) performed the monthly monitoring. After the Valencia sites were added to the area, other teachers assumed responsibility for those sites. After I retired in 2007, my teaching partner wanted to continue with BEMP so I went with her class to the Belen site until I moved to Albuquerque in 2019.
I have benefitted in many ways, professionally and personally, from my 20+ years with BEMP, resulting in my commitment to teaching all subjects as connected and integrated, using visits to the bosque as a focus. After retirement, I developed and implemented an environmental education program at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area supporting 4th grade life science curriculum in Belen and Los Lunas Schools.
I enjoy being part of the dynamic and thoughtful EE community, and have served on the EENM board of directors, and am currently working on the Bosque Education Guide team to update six activities to correlate with NM STEM Ready Science Standards.
I have 3 daughters, one of whom is a 3rd grade teacher at Manzano Day School. My husband is a family doctor, still commuting to Belen each day to care for his patients.
Ondrea Hummel has been active in the field of riverine, riparian and wetland ecosystem restoration efforts in the southwest for the past 25 years. She has spent the majority of her career on the Rio Grande in New Mexico. She is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) through the Society of Ecological Restoration. Ondrea has been a Project Manager and Environmental Team Lead for Tetra Tech for the past four years. Prior to that she was a Senior Ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 14 years, and spent 8 years with the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division before that. She has actively worked with BEMP staff and utilized BEMP data during her 25-year career.
Pam joined Bosque School in 2019 as a teacher and BEMP educator. She currently teaches 6th and 8th grade science, in collaboration with BEMP, and serves as the 6th grade dean. She holds a BS from Florida Tech in Environmental Science and worked as an environmental scientist prior to becoming a teacher. While teaching in Albuquerque and Santa Monica, CA, she earned an MA from the University of New Mexico in Special Education and an MA from Loyola Marymount University in Science Education. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys all things outdoors, reading a good novel, and exploring new destinations. She is currently spending her free time exploring New Mexico and the Southwest with her family while hiking, biking, fly fishing, snowboarding, and ice climbing.
Shawn L. Berman
Shawn L. Berman (PhD, University of Washington) is a Professor of Business and Society at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He holds the ASM Alumni Endowed Professor of Management. He has been at Anderson since 2007. For the entirety of 2017 and from Jan. 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 he served as Anderson’s Interim Dean. He has previously served as Anderson’s Associate Dean, leading Anderson’s AACSB activities related to maintenance of AACSB accreditation. He has four main research interests: Stakeholder Theory, especially measurement issues; the role of managerial discretion in firm-stakeholder relationships; the evolution the employee-employer relationship; and issues of corporate governance. His work has appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics as well as other outlets. He is past Division Chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Business & Society and Business Ethics Quarterly. He is a senior fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School, University of Virginia. Before coming to Anderson, he served on the faculties at Boston University and Santa Clara University, where he was a fellow to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Bosque School and on the Boards of Directors for the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation and the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program.
James Steven (“Steve”) Glass earned an MS in Biology from NM State University in 1976. After spending ten years in environmental science research, Steve held environmental compliance positions with local government agencies in the middle Rio Grande Valley for 23 years until his retirement in 2011. In recognition of his life-long commitment to natural resources conservation, Glass has been appointed to the NM Water Quality Control Commission (2033-2013), the Water Protection Advisory Board (2012-present), the Mid-Region Council of Governments Water Resources Board (2012-present) and the NM Soil and Water Conservation Commission (2014-present). Glass was first elected to the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors in 2003, and has served as Chairman for fifteen of his eighteen years on the Board. Steve’s experience serving on nonprofit Boards includes the Open Space Alliance (2011-present), Cancer Services of New Mexico (2020-present) and the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (2021-present). Glass also joined the part-time faculty at Central New Mexico Community College in 2010 and teaches classes in biology and environmental science. Steve is the proud father of three children and grandfather of five grandchildren.