Forest History Society Staff
The Forest History Society's (FHS) knowledgeable staff works cooperatively to help everyone understand the many ways in which humans have interacted with the environment over time. Throughout our history, the varied expertise of staff members has ensured the success of our programs in research, publication, education, and special events.
Contact any staff member listed below by email, phone (919) 682-9319, fax (919) 682-2349, or mail: 701 William Vickers Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27701-3162. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Steve Anderson, President and CEO
As president and CEO, Steve oversees all FHS programs, events, and projects. Before joining FHS in 1997, he was a forest economist and forestry professor at Oklahoma State University.
- Andrea H. Anderson, Administrative Assistant
Andrea is the Society's office manager and has worked for FHS since 1991. She supports the President and handles board matters and book orders. Hers is the cheerful voice you hear most often when you call the Society.
- Janet Askew, Assistant Director for Administration
- James Lewis, Historian
Jamie joined FHS in 2003. He researches and writes books and articles, serves as editor of the Society's magazine - Forest History Today, co-edits and co-authors the blog "Peeling Back the Bark," conducts oral history interviews, provides reference assistance, and handles other special writing and editing assignments. He is the author of The Forest Service and the Greatest Good: A Centennial History, the companion book to the documentary film, The Greatest Good, as well as many articles and encyclopedia entries on forest and conservation history. He holds a PhD in U.S. history from Florida State University.