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GCTLC Community Leaders

The GCTLC's global community of green chemistry education practitioners, advocates and champions is dedicated to making the world a better place. Many of these individuals take on leadership roles within the GCTLC platform as well as across Beyond Benign's programs and in many other organizations such as the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Without these leaders, the GCTLC and the green chemistry education community would not be what it is today. Check out some of their leadership roles below and learn how to get involved.

How do I get involved?

There are many ways to take on more leadership positions within the GCTLC! The flowchart below shows a few of the different roles available to community members, including peer reviewers and group and forum moderators. More experienced community members can apply to take on higher level positions, including Advisory Committee membership or even Chief Editor/Chief Moderator. More information is provided in the sections below.

Learning Object Peer Reviewers

GCTLC users can volunteer to provide their professional expertise and knowledge to help review learning objects (curriculum resources) submitted to the GCTLC's library. The GCTLC's library depends on the community's collective knowledge and guidance to help make it a world-renown resource for green chemistry education. By volunteering, users gain professional service experience that looks great on a resume or faculty tenure application and provides a chance to give back to the community.

Stephanie Hurst

Northern Arizona University

Edward Zovinka

Saint Francis University

Cynthia Woodbridge

Georgia Gwinnett College

Oluwaseun Anselm

Tai Solarin University of Education

Glenn Hurst

University of York

Kathleen Halligan

York College of Pennsylvania

Ryan Trovitch

Arizona State University

Robert Iafe

California State University, San Marcos

Penny Workman

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Lucian Lucia

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

David Laviska

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI)

George Bennett

Millikin University

Rebecca DeVasher

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Manjula Koralegedara

McPherson College

Alexey Leontyev

North Dakota State University

Marta Guron

University of Pennsylvania

Upul Kumarasinghe

University of Sri Jayewardenepura (SJP)

Sailaja Arungundram

Saint Martin's University

Tom Umile

Villanova University

Oyesolape Akinsipo

Tai Solarin University of Education

David Vosburg

Harvey Mudd College

Jason Cooke

University of Alberta

Kari Stone

Lewis University

Jorge Alejandro Solis

Universidad De San Carlos De Guatemala

Dilusha Munasinghe

Deakin University

Dr. Anand Sawant

Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur

Barb Morra

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Julian Silverman

Fashion Institute of Technology

Jennifer Wilcox

Harford Community College

Michael Wentzel

Augsburg University

Dean Campbell

Bradley University

Lauren Ragle

George Washington University

Mark Mason

University of Toledo

Jeanne Franz

Winona State University

Rosalyn Klein

Rhodes University


Universidad Autonoma Del Estado de Mexico

John De Backere

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Gosia Chwatko

University of Kentucky

Sarah Kennedy

Radford University

Laura Barnes

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

Maureen Scharberg

California State University, East Bay

Jerald Villarmino

Visayas State University Tolosa

Khatereh Pishro

Institute of Chemistry - Universidade de São Paulo

Doug Raynie

South Dakota State University

Areej Nitowski


Dr. Yiben Wang

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Sara K Madsen

South Dakota State University

Saskia van Bergen

Washington State Department Of Ecology

Lucas Tucker

Siena College

Sadie Otte

Scripps College

How can I become a peer reviewer on the GCTLC?

Simple! Just fill in this short form to express your interest and an administrator will add you to the pool of reviewers. Please not that you must add your keyword expertise to your user profile before you can be added as a reviewer. This helps the Chief Editor assign newly submitted learning objects to you based on your knowledge and expertise.

Forum Moderators

The forum moderators help to support and moderate conversations within the GCTLC's forums, share insights and best practice, and monitor for posts or content that may be contrary to the GCTLC's Code of Conduct (such as spam), helping to keep the GCTLC's discussion spaces safe. You can read more about the responsibilities of moderators by referring to the Guidelines and Training for Moderators.

Conrad Jones

Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Laura Barnes

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

Sajith Jayasinghe

California State University, San Marcos

Jerald Villarmino

Visayas State University Tolosa

How can I become a Forum Moderator?

Reach out to Chief Moderator Dr. Sarah Prescott ( or to Senior Program Manager Dr. Jonathon Moir ( for more details!

GCTLC Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for the GCTLC plays a critical leadership role in providing direction to the technical, social and intellectual development of the platform. These members help shape how the platform evolves over time and provide guidance on how to best support and nurture the over 1,000 registered users worldwide. You can read more about the charge of the Advisory Committee here or click on the profile tiles below to learn more about each Advisory Committee member.

Alexey Leontyev

North Dakota State University

Scott Carlson

W.H. Maxwell High School

Raksmey Derival

Innovation Academy Charter School

Glenn Hurst

University of York

Laura Barnes

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

David Laviska

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI)

Ken Hoffman

Beyond Benign, Inc.

Barb Morra

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Andrea Oseolorun

Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University

How do I become an Advisory Committee member?

Each year, a certain number of positions become available within the Advisory Committee for new members to join. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please reach out to Dr. Jonathon Moir ( for more information.

Chief Editor/Chief Moderator

Dr. Sarah Prescott is the GCTLC's inaugural Chief Editor and Chief Moderator for the GCTLC. As Chief Editor, Dr. Prescott oversees the submission, peer review, and publishing of all Learning Objects to the GCTLC, including managing a pool of peer reviewers (see below). She also guides and provides recommendations for the overall direction of educational content and materials on the platform, while supporting authors and GCTLC users through her weekly virtual office hours. Dr. Prescott is also the Chief Moderator, where she manages the moderation of all community spaces on the platform and provides leadership and support to the forum and group moderators. Dr. Prescott’s work in the community spaces goes a long way to ensuring the interactive aspects of the platform are inclusive, equitable, and enjoyable for all GCTLC users.


How can I become a Chief Editor or Chief Moderator?

If you're interested in learning more about what's involved in the Chief Editor and Chief Moderator roles, reach out to Sarah at any time ( or come to one of Sarah's weekly office hours to ask her questions!

Sarah Prescott

Beyond Benign, Inc.