The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER), a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with offices in West Chester, PA, and Puerto Maldonado, Peru, is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Morgan was unanimously elected President of ACEER at its December 16, 2016 annual board meeting. He succeeds Dr. Roger Mustalish, who will now serve ACEER as Chair of the Board of Directors. Dr. Morgan holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a Professor of Professional and Secondary Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and the director of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Education for Sustainability. In addition, he served as West Chester University’s Sustainability Coordinator from 2011-2014 and continues to be a member of the University’s Sustainability Advisory Council.
Dr. Morgan had been ACEER’s Chair of the Board, its representative to the Lima and Paris United Nations Climate Change Meetings (COP20 & COP21), and a workshop and expedition leader to the Amazon. In July, Dr. Morgan headed a delegation from Dubai, UAE, studying climate change impacts in Peru. His vision created ACEER’s Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Institute, and forged strategies to grow ACEER’s flagship program, the AMIGOS Partnership for Education.
As President, Dr. Morgan will be the CEO of the organization, which has been a dynamic force for rainforest conservation for 25 years, having touched the lives of more than 1 million individuals worldwide. He will lead the implementation of two new ACEER strategic initiatives: a Global Leadership Institute built on the success of the Emerging Leaders in Sustainability Institute, and creation of a state of the art conservation education “Hub” in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. The “Hub” will offer innovative, experiential learning programming, networking capabilities, and empowerment opportunities to students, scientists, teachers, and community leaders with a goal of developing local and global environmental leaders who work to conserve and restore functioning landscapes in the Amazon. Learn more about ACEER at www.aceer.org.