ANAS Policies and Governance

The following policies guide the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) in our operations and activities:

Organization Policies 
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Mission Statement

The purpose of The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science is to stimulate scientific research and education; to disseminate scientific knowledge in the various fields of science; to promote fraternal relationships among those engaged in scientific work; to assist in developing and in making known the material and other resources of those two states; to encourage the publication of reports of scientific investigations; and to unify the scientific interests of the region.

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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Privacy

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. The Academy collects personal and demographic information for internal use only from the following individuals:

New and Renewing Members
Membership information is used only for official communication from the Academy. Email addresses are added to the organizational listserve which is used only for occasional internal announcements such as membership renewals, reminders of upcoming award and/or registration deadlines, and announcements of important web page changes. Personal contact information is not shared with any other organizations or available online. Members may always contact the membership secretary to opt off of the distribution list.
Applications for Awards and Scholarships
Identifying information collected from scholarship and award applicants is shared only with the members of the respective selection committees and ultimately the college or university receiving the funds on the recipients behalf.

In addition to notifying winners and their schools, award recipients are publicly announced at the ANAS annual business meeting and awards luncheon. Their names, sometimes photos and a brief biographical sketch of their accomplishments are included in the meeting's printed Proceedings volume which is received in hard copy by all attendees and by subscribing libraries. The Proceedings is also available online. The same summaries of winners are included in the organization's online Newsletter .

Students/teachers are asked for permission to distribute this information on their application forms; granting permission is not a condition of receipt of the award.

Applicants will be contacted only with respect to the award selection and granting process; they will not receive any extraneous emails or solicitations from the Academy. Their contact information will not be added to an organizational distribution list and is not shared with any other organizations or available online.
Presenters and Other Registrants for Annual Meeting
Meeting registrants' contact information is shared only amongst members of the Academy organizing the meeting. As is usual and customary, presenters' names and institutions are published in an online newsletter and meeting Proceedings which is distributed both in printed and online formats. In addition, the papers of those presenting int Hydrology section are available as part of Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest via a University of Arizona repository.

All communication from the Academy will be with regards to the meeting. Individuals' contact information will not be added to an organizational distribution list and is not shared with any other organizations or available online.
Investigators Submitting Manuscripts
Authors' contact information is shared only amongst the journal's editors. As is usual and customary, authors' names and institutions are published along with their work in JANAS. JANAS is distributed to members and subscribing libraries in print form and is also available online through BioOne and JSTOR. Release of this information is a requisite for publication.

All communication with authors from the Academy will be with regards to the journal. Individuals' contact information will not be added to an organizational distribution list and is not shared with any other organizations or available online.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Equal Opportunity

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) and its affiliates do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

These activities include, but are not limited to nomination and election of officers, identification of reviewers, supervisors, or committee members, selection of volunteers and vendors, inviting participation in sponsored activities, selection of manuscripts for publication in journal and Proceedings, and provision of other services.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our members, volunteers, sponsors and donors, vendors, and participants.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Conflict of Interest

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS), its affiliates and all officers, directors, session chairs, supervisors, board and committee members scrupulously shall avoid any conflict between their own respective personal, professional or business interests and the interests of the academy, in any and all actions taken by them on behalf of the academy in their respective capacities.

In the event that any Officer, Director, Session Chair, Supervisor, Board or Committee member of the ANAS shall have any direct or indirect interest in, or relationship with, any individual or organization which proposes to enter into any transaction with the Academy, including but not limited to transactions involving:

  1. the sale, purchase, lease or rental of any property or other asset;
  2. employment, or rendition of services, personal or otherwise;
  3. the award of any grant, scholarship, or prize;
  4. the investment or deposit of any funds of the Academy;

such person shall give notice of such interest or relationship and shall thereafter refrain from discussing or voting on the particular transaction in which the person has an interest, or otherwise attempting to exert any influence on the ANAS or its affiliates to affect a decision to participate or not participate in such transaction.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Journal Editorial

The Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ISSN 0193-8509 print; 1533-6085 online) is published principally by and for the members of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. It is the intention of the Editorial Board that the Journal shall serve all members, and publications are not restricted to formal, original scientific papers. The Editorial Board will decide the material to be included in each issue and will use its prerogative to edit all published items.

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization, and publication costs for its journal are subsidized in part by page charges. Page charges for ANAS members are $15.00 per page up to eight pages and $30.00 per page for each additional page. Page charges for nonmembers are $30.00 per page. Contributors without grant support may request waiver of page charges.

Please visit the Copyright Clearance Center to obtain rights and permission for business, electronic, class rooom, or other academic use of content from the Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.

ANAS By-Laws 
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Older By-Laws


ANAS Officers 
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President (2017-2019)
Brian Wainscott
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd, WCH201
Las Vegas, NV 89146

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President-Elect (2017-2019)
Paula Rivadeneira
Department of Soil, Water, & Environmental Science
University of Arizona, Yuma Agricultural Center
6425 W 8th St
Yuma AZ 85364
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Past President (2017-2019)
Theodore G. Manno
Catalina Foothills High School
4300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-209-8300 x8348
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Permanent Secretary
Pedro Chavez
19555 N 59th Ave
Midwestern University
Biomedical Sciences Program
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Director, Central Arizona (2016-2018)
Jennifer Hackney Price
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Arizona State University at West campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
Ty Ferre
Director, Southern Arizona (2017-2019)
Ty Ferre
University of Arizona
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
1133 E. North Campus Drive
P.O. Box 210011
Tucson, AZ 85721-0011
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Director, Northern Arizona (2016-2018)
Aregai Tecle
Northern Arizona University
School of Forestry
200 E Pine Knoll Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
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Director at Large (2017-2019)
Pamela A. Marshall
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Arizona State University at West campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
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Director, Nevada (2016-2018)
Boris Poff
District Hydrologist
Bureau of Land Management - Southern Nevada District
Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
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Treasurer (2017-2018)
Karen Conzelman
Department of Biology
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
623 845-3612, FAX 623 845-4556
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Editor of the Journal (2017-2019)
Robert McCord
AZ Museum of Natural History
53 N Macdonald St
Mesa, AZ 85201-4098
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Membership Secretary (2017-2018)
Angela Schwendiman
Department of Biology
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302
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Recording Secretary (2017-2018)
Robert Bowker
Department of Biology
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
623 845-3611, FAX 623 845-4556
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Proceedings Editor (2017)
Florence Slater
Department of Biology
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302
623 845 3619
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Webmaster (2017)
Rhett Michelson
Office S221A, mailcode CYS221
College of Southern Nevada
3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
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Past Presidents

2015-2017Theo MannoCatalina Foothills High School
2013-2015Pamela MarshallArizona State University at the West campus
2011-2013Shafiu JibrinNorthern Arizona University
2009-2011Robert McCordArizona Museum of Natural History
2008-2009Robert ReavisGlendale Community College
2006-2008Carleton "Buck" JonesMidwestern University
2005-2006Peter F. FfolliottUniversity of Arizona
2004-2005Owen DavisUniversity of Arizona
2003-2004William Perry BakerMidwestern University
2002-2003Aregai TecleNorthern Arizona University
2001-2002Jim DeVosArizona Game and Fish Department
1999-2001Owen DavisUniversity of Arizona
1998-1999Don YoungOffice of the Attorney General, Phoenix, AZ
1997-1998Tony BrazelArizona State University
1996-1997Paul MorganNorthern Arizona University
1995-1996Stuart E MarshUniversity of Arizona
1994-1995Gordon JohnsonNorthern Arizona University
1993-1994Charles DouglasNorthern Arizona University
1992-1993W. Linn MontgomeryNorthern Arizona University
1991-1992Dennis RayUniversity of Arizona
1990-1991Milton SommerfeldArizona State University
1989-1990Neil BermanArizona State University
1988-1989Sandra BrazelArizona State University
1987-1988J. Dale NationsNorthern Arizona University
1986-1987Albert "Bud" EllisGlendale Community College
1984-1986Lay J. GibsonUniversity of Arizona
1983-1984Stanley S. BeusNorthern Arizona University
1982-1983Troy L. PeweArizona State University
1981-1982Helen GuptillUnified School District
1980-1981Leonard W. StormUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1979-1980Carleton B. MooreArizona State University
1978-1979Charles C. AveryNorthern Arizona University
1977-1978R. James BakerArizona State University
1976-1977David T. SmithEducation Center
1975-1976Gordon L BenderArizona State University
1974-1975William J BreedMuseum of Northern Arizona
1973-1974Manfred R BottacciniUniversity of Arizona
1972-1973R. Roy JohnsonPrescott College, Prescott
1971-1972Gerald A ColeArizona State University
1970-1971Harry WhitewurstArizona State University
1969-1970Paul S MartinUniversity of Arizona
1968-1969James R WickNorthern Arizona University
1967-1968Chester R LeathersArizona State University
1966-1967R.A. NideyKitt Peak Observatory
1965-1966Arthur A HoagKitt Peak Observatory
1964-1965L.K. LisonbeePhoenix Union High School District
1963-1964E.B. KurtzThe University of Arizona
1962-1963R.C. EulerArizona State College
1961-1962J. Smith DeckerPhoenix College, Phoenix
1960-1961William WoodenArizona-Sonora Desert Museum
1959-1960John YellottJohn Yellott Associates, Phoenix
1958-1959Edward DansonMuseum of Northern Arizona

Past Treasurers

1995-2016Karen ConzelmanGlendale Community College
1992-1995Kathleen B PiggArizona State University
1988-1992Sandra BrazelArizona State University
1976-1988Ray HenkelArizona State University
1974-1976R James BeckerArizona State University
1971-1974Richard M RiddellSherer Company, Phoenix
1969-1971Melvin J FrostArizona State University
1966-1969Thomas W BarrettArizona State University
1963-1966WS RawlsArizona State University
1961-1962Edward E BurgoyneArizona State University (Asst)
1959-1963Alan WagerArizona State University
1958-1959George RennerArizona State University

Past Recording Secretaries

2012-2016Robert BowkerGlendale Community College
2010-2011Barbara AdamsNevada State Museum, Las Vegas
2009-2010Robert ReavisGlendale Community College
2006-2008Elizabeth HullMidwestern University
2005-2006Carleton "Buck" JonesMidwestern University
2004-2005Peter FfolliottUniversity of Arizona
1997-2004Bestsy CooperGlendale Community College
1996-1997Albert "Bud" EllisGlendale Community College

Past Corresponding Secretaries

1995-1996Albert "Bud" EllisGlendale Community College
1992-1995Sandra BrazelArizona State University
1990-1991Robert AltschulUniversity of Arizona
1989-1990Dennis RayUniversity of Arizona
1981-1989Neil S BermanArizona State University
1980-1981Leo ZonnArizona State University
1977-1979Wesley E NilesUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1972-1977Albert "Bud" EllisGlendale Community College
1971-1972Richard H HevlyNorthern Arizona University
1969-1971Manfred R BottacciniUniversity of Arizona
1965-1969Kenneth E BeanNorthern Arizona University
1961-1965Harry B WhitehurstArizona State University
1958-1961Edwin B KurtzUniversity of Arizona

Past Membership Secretaries

2013-2016Angela SchwendimanGlendale Community College
2011-2013Boyd CampbellSouthwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2008-2011Pamela MarshallArizona State University at West Campus
2000-2008Ingrid NovodvorskyUniversity of Arizona
1994-2000Peggy PollakNorthern Arizona University
1990-1994Stephen WilliamsGlendale Community College
1987-1990Albert "Bud" ElllisGlendale Community College
1983-1987Sandra BrazelArizona State University
1982-1983Carleton B MooreArizona State University
1977-1982Robert PattersonArizona State University
1973-1977E James LandersArizona State University
1971-1973Alden R HibbertForest Hydrology Laboratory
1969-1971Jean M SchmidtArizona State University
1967-1969Howard VossArizona State University
1964-1967Norbert J KonzalAlhambra High School, Phoenix
1962-1964PA FryxellCotton Research Center
1961-1962Chester R LeathersArizona State University

Past Permanent Secretaries

2008-2016Pedro ChavezMidwestern University
2005-2008William P BakerMidwestern University
2000-2005Owen DavisUniversity of Arizona
1995-2000Gordon JohnsonNorthern Arizona University
1992-1996Sandra BrazelArizona State University
Journal Editors

Past Journal Editors

2014-2016Robert McCordArizona Museum of Natural History
2008-2014Anthony BrazelArizona State University
2006-2008William P BakerMidwestern University
2000-2006Anthony BrazelArizona State University
1991-2001Leslie R LandrumArizona State University (Flora)
1991-2000Donald J PinkavaArizona State University
1983-1991David K ElliottArizona State University
1983-1991W Linn MontgomeryArizona State University
1982-1983Janice E BowersUniversity of Arizona

Past Directors, Central Arizona

2014-2016Jennifer HackneyArizona State University at the West Campus
2013-2014Boyd CampbellSouthwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2011-2013Michael PasenkoEnvironmental Planning Group
2008-2010Erik GergusGlendale Community College
1998-2008Robert ReavisGlendale Community College
2002-2003Martin WojciechowskiArizona State University
2000-2002William Perry BakerMidwestern University
1998-2000Jim DeVosArizona Game and Fish, Phoenix
1997-1998Albert -Bud- EllisGlendale Community College
1996-1998Sam SpillerArizona Game and Fish, Phoenix
1996-1997Don YoungOffice of the Attorney General, Phoenix
1994-1996Anthony BrazelArizona State University
1993-1996Edward RicciArizona State University
Counselor, Central Arizona
1990-1993Edward RicciArizona State University
1989-1992Malcom Wells
1988-1990Jud MayPhoenix
1985-1988Eleanor DaveyPhoenix

Past Directors, Southern Arizona

2015-2017Ty FerreUniversity of Arizona
2012-2015Thoedore MannoCatalina Foothills High School
2008-2011Philip RosenUniversity of Arizona
2004-2008Michael W DiehlDesert Archaeology, Inc.
2001-2003Owen K DavisUniversity of Arizona
2000-2003Robert ScarboroughArizona-Sonora Desert Museum
1994 -2001R Roy JohnsonUniversity of Arizona
1995-1999Andrew ComrieUniversity of Arizona
1993-1994Stuart E MarshUniversity of Arizona
Counselor, Southern Arizona
1990-1993Stuart E MarshUniversity of Arizona
1988-1991R Roy JohnsonUniversity of Arizona
1987-1989Robert AltschulUniversity of Arizona
1985-1987Vic BakerUniversity of Arizona

Past Directors, Northern Arizona

2011-2016Aregai TecleNorthern Arizona University
2008-2011Shafiu JibrinNorthern Arizona University
2005-2008Aregai TecleNorthern Arizona University
2002-2006Stephen SchusterNorthern Arizona University
2001-2003Malchus BakerRocky Mountain Research Station
1998-2001Aregai TecleNorthern Arizona University
1995-1998Kiisa NishikawaNorthern Arizona University
1993-1995David ElliotNorthern Arizona University
1993-2002Norman ThomasLowell Observatory
Counselor, Northern Arizona
1988-1993Norman ThomasLowell Observatory
1985-1993Gordon JohnsonNorthern Arizona University

Past Directors, Nevada

2011-2016Boris PoffBureau of Land Management
2008-2011Barbara AdamsNevada State Museum, Las Vegas
2005-2007J-Petrina McCarty-PuhlRobert McQueen HS, Reno
2000-2005Kathy LaucknerUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
2000-2003Carl L ReiberUniversity of Nevada
1996-2000Charles DouglasUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1997-1999Kathy LaucknerUniversity of Nevada
1995-1997Kathleen RobbinsUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1993-1995Joan HueyUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1993-1994Brett RiddleUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Counselor, Nevada
1988-1993Charles DouglasUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
1985-1992Leonard StormUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas

Directors At-Large

2015-2017Paula RivadeneiraUniversity of Arizona, Yuma Agricultural Center
2013-2015Brian WainscottCollege of Southern Nevada
2012-2013Angela SchwendimanGlendale Community College
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