Tumamoc Hill Advisory Council

The Tumamoc Hill Advisory Council, chaired by Russell Long, was established in 2016. An esteemed group of over 10 individuals from the University of Arizona, Tucson community, and international scientific community advises the Director of the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill on future directions and initiatives.

Council Members

Jim Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Western National Parks Association

Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra, Professor, Deptartment of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Dr. Deborah Goldberg, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita and Margaret B. Davis Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

Dr. Brooks Jeffrey, Associate Vice President for Research, Office for Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), University of Arizona

Julie Katsel, Senior Director, Government Relations / Local and Community, Government & Community Relations, University of Arizona

Russell Long, Council Chair, Long Realty Company

Edith Lowell, Community member and grand daughter of Godfrey Sykes

Dr. Jonathan Mabry, Director, Tucson City of Gastronomy and Associated Researcher, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

Dr. Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security, Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, Vice President for Global Environmental Futures, Office for Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), University of Arizona

Chris Sigurdson, Vice President for Communications, University of Arizona

Sarah Smallhouse, Thomas R. Brown Foundations

Dr. Ronald Spark, Community member

Shannon Twilling, Interim Arizona Antiquities Act Administrator, Arizona State Museum

Dr. Larry Venable, Director of Research, Desert Laboratory; Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona