SUPPORT FOR WWC INITIATIVES
Environmental Leadership Center
Warren Wilson College
Campus Box 6323
P.O. Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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Dr. John W. Brock currently serves as the interim Executive Director of the Environmental Leadership Center at Warren Wilson College. Dr. Brock joined the college faculty in 2001 and won the Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. As a faculty member in two departments, Chemistry and Environmental Studies, he has taught a wide array of courses including General Chemistry, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Energy and Climate Change and Advanced Environmental Chemistry. In addition to teaching, Dr. Brock is an active researcher with over 57 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Analytical Chemistry, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Environmental Research. One of his papers on phthalate exposure in humans was the most-cited article in the Journal of Chromatography from 2002 to 2007. He currently studies the human health impacts of climate change as a visiting scientist with a dual appointment at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville.
Stan graduated with a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College in 1993 and is currently enrolled in UNC-Asheville's Master of Liberal Arts program focusing on Climate Change, Sustainability and Creative Writing. Stan has taught environmental education in Australia, Taiwan, and Thailand, and for the Connecticut Audubon Society, Schooner Inc. and Singing River Field Center in Questa New Mexico. He’s worked for Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center since 2000 and has served on the College's Sustainability Working Group, Climate Action Team, and Land Use Committee. In addition he served as the Evergreen Community Charter School Board President from 2005-2010. Stan was named the 2007 North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year by the NC Office of Environmental Education, and was the 2010 recipient of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Pelican Award for Outstanding Partnership.
Ellen Querin has spent the past 31 years in the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes positions within Cornell University’s development office (including the Cornell Fund and the Johnson Graduate School of Management) and The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company in Ithaca, New York. She joined the Environmental Leadership Center in August 1996 shortly after its inception. With her strong administrative experiences and background she is commonly referred to as the glue that holds the office together.