Mark B. Lapping, President
Mark B. Lapping in the Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Edmund S. Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Previously he served the University as its Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1994-2000 and 2007-2009. Prior to that he was the founding Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where he was also the Associate Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. He also served as the founding Director of the School of Rural Planning and Development at Ontario’s University of Guelph and as Associate Director of the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont. He has served on the Board of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and many other farming-related bodies. He is the author/co-author of 10 books and many journal articles, reviews and monographs.