Jonathan Pundsack

Jonathan Pundsack

Managing Director

(612) 625-6331

What I Do

As Managing Director I serve as chief coordinator of day-to-day affairs of the PGC, and work closely with Jay Dickson and PGC Leadership to ensure the overall success of the effort. I have over 20 years of experience in science program management, primarily related to the polar regions. Prior to joining the PGC in 2012, I served as a Program Manager at the U.S. Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., and before that as the Executive Director of the Arctic-CHAMP Science Management Office at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, 2000-2001
  • MS, University of Minnesota Duluth, Water Resources Science program, 2000
  • BS, University of St. Thomas, Biology, 1996
  • Denmark’s International Studies, Marine Environmental Studies Program, 1994-95 junior year study abroad

Outside of work, you’ll often find me outdoors spending time with my family and friends. Cross country skiing is one of my favorite activities, and I love spending time near the water. I also enjoy running and home renovation projects.

Selected Publications

Neff, P.D., J. R Andreasen, H.A Roop, J. Pundsack, B. Howe, G. Jacobs, D. Lassner, G. Yoshimi, and K. Timm. 2021. 2021 Antarctic Subsea Cable Workshop Report: High-Speed Connectivity Needs to Advance US Antarctic Science. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. 138 pp.

Hodges, K., R. Arrowsmith, M. Clarke, B. Crosby, J. Dolan, D. Edmonds, M. Gooseff, G. Grant, I. Howat, H. Lynch, C. Meertens, C. Paola, J. Pundsack, J. Towns, C. Williamson, P. Morin. 2020. Report on Workshop to Explore Extended Access to the Polar Geospatial Center by NSF Earth-Science Investigators. St. Paul, Minnesota. University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center. 20 pp.

Pundsack, J., R. Bell, D. Broderson, G.C. Fox, J. Dozier, J. Helly, W. Li, P. Morin, M. Parsons, A. Roberts, C. Tweedie, and C. Yang. 2013. Report on Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences. St. Paul, Minnesota. University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center, 17 pp.