Leadership

A Word

From Our President

” For 60 years, the vision for DRI has been to be one of the top environmental research institutions in the world. Emerging dialogues questioning the value of science, coupled with the national need to train the next generation of STEM professionals, both point to the need to improve the connection between science and society. We must go further than just being great scientists. As we look ahead to our next 60 years, we’re eager to carry on and expand our legacy, build on our history of scientific excellence and aim to broaden the reach of our science, sharing not only the results of our research but also their significance and impact to our communities. ”

– Kumud Acharya, Ph.D

Our Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Kumud Acharya

Dr. Kumud Acharya

Interim President

Las Vegas Office: 702-862-5371
Reno Office: 775-673-7305
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dr. Vic Etyemezian

Dr. Vic Etyemezian

Interim Vice President for Research

Office: 702-862-5569
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dr. Naresh Kumar

Dr. Naresh Kumar

Executive Director for Atmospheric Sciences

Office: 775/674-7006
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Tim Minor

Tim Minor

Interim Executive Director for Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Office: 775/673-7397
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Dr. Dave Decker

Dr. Dave Decker

Interim Co-Executive Director for Hydrologic Sciences

Office: 775/673-7353
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Chuck Russell

Chuck Russell

Interim Co-Executive Director for Hydrologic Sciences

Office: 702/862-5486
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dr. Rina Schumer

Dr. Rina Schumer

Assistant Vice President for Research/Academic Officer/Director Office of Education

Office: 775-673-7414
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Peter Ross

Peter Ross

Assistant Vice President of Campus Planning and Physical Plant

Office: 775-673-7388
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Brandon Peterson

Brandon Peterson

Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Research Computing

Office: 775-673-7672
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Tracy Bower

Tracy Bower

Director of External Affairs

Office: 702-862-5404
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz

Director of Human Resources

Office: 775/673-7317
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Janet Cathcart

Janet Cathcart

Acting Director of Advancement

Office: 775/673-7432
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Iris N. Stewart

Iris N. Stewart

Special Assistant to the President

Reno Campus (775) 673-7312
Las Vegas Campus: (702) 862-5366