Ashley Moerke, PhD

Professor Moerke Appointed by Governor to Environmental Science Advisory Board

Ashley Moerke, PhD

Dr. Ashley Moerke, pictured, a professor for the School of Natural Resources and Environment, has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Environmental Science Advisory Board. The board is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan’s natural resources and the protection of the environment.

Dr. Ashley Moerke of Lake Superior State University has been appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Environmental Science Advisory Board. The nine member board was created this year within the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.

Members, each of whom has been appointed by the Governor because of their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields, will advise the governor and the state of Michigan on how best to handle issues affecting the environment and how to manage the state’s natural resources.

“Dr. Ashley Moerke is an excellent choice.” says LSSU President Rodney Hanley. “She is a renowned leader of environmental issues which impact not only the Eastern Upper Peninsula, but the entire great lakes region.”

Dr. Moerke is a professor for the School of Natural Resources and Environment at Lake Superior State University, and has also recently been appointed as the Director for the new Center for Freshwater Research and Education at the university. She holds a doctorate and master’s in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.