The PROTECCT-GLAM project team includes two Co-PIs from Louisiana State University and one Co-PI from Arizona State University. The Co-PIs are proud to also include over 30 graduate and undergraduate students as part of the research team. Finally, the team is supported by an active Advisory Board.
Edward Benoit, III is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the coordinator of the archival studies and cultural heritage resource management programs. He received an MA in History, MLIS and PhD in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on participatory and community archives, non-traditional archival materials, climate change, and archival education. He is the founder and director of the Virtual Footlocker Project, which examines the personal archiving habits of the 21st century soldier in an effort to develop new digital capture and preservation technologies to support their needs. He also is Co-PI on PROTECCT-GLAM, an IMLS-funded project focused on the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage institutions.
Jill Trepanier earned her B.A. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2007), a M.S. in Geography from Florida State University (2009), and a Ph.D. in Geography from Florida State University (2012). She is currently an Associate Professor in the Geography and Anthropology Department at Louisiana State University and also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies. Research interests include understanding extreme weather events (with a focus on tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico), tropical climatology, climate change, geographic information systems, risk assessment, and statistical methods. Ongoing research investigates climate change influences to galleries, libraries, archives, and museums; climate change impacts to local farm shareholders; climate change impacts to Native American cultural resources in the Gulf of Mexico; and K-12 education on climate science and extreme weather through a growing weather station network.
Jennifer Vanos is an Associate Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She focuses on extreme heat, thermal comfort, and air pollution in her research, and examines health impacts on vulnerable populations, such as children and athletes. She is currently running numerous field projects in Arizona and collaborates with schools, government, and non-profits in community-based research.
Vanos is an active member of the Urban Climate Research Center at ASU and a scientific advisor for the Korey Stringer Institute. She currently serves on the executive board of the International Society of Biometeorology and is the chair of the Board on Environment and Health for the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Guelph in Canada and her post-doctoral degree with Health Canada.
The PROTECCT-GLAM is supported by an advisory board comprised of climatologies and GLAM practitioners. The advisory board meets two to three times per year to provide the research team with vital feedback on the development of the the risk model.
- Dr. Vincent Brown, Director of the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University
- Ben Goldman, University Archivist, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University
- Eira Tansey, Founder and Manager, Memory Rising
- Patrick Hamilton, Director of Climate Change, Energy and the Environment, Science Museum of Minnesota
- Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
The following undergraduate and graduate students have worked on the PROTECCT-GLAM project to date:
Savannah T. Lyle
Gwen L. Wells
Benjamin A. Teincuff
Jason M. Straight
Shane T. Manthei
Jennifer L. Benner