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Sustainability Education

The Sustainability Studies Minor’s unique curriculum is made possible by a diverse faculty committee, featuring professors and program directors from a range of academic departments across the U of M.

Todd Arnold

Assistant Professor

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

William Durfee

Professor; Director of Design Education

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Julia Frost Nerbonne

Environmental Sustainability Program Director

HECUA

Mary Guzowski

Associate Professor

School of Architecture

Sarah Hobbie

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

Nick Jordan

Professor

Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Geography

Alfred Marcus

Professor

Department of Strategic Management & Organization

Julian Marshall

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Lance Neckar

Professor

Department of Landscape Architecture

Kristen Nelson

Associate Professor

Department of Forest Resources; Department of Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Paige Novak

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Professor

Department of English

David Pitt

Professor

Department of Landscape Architecture

Steve Polasky

Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics

Department of Applied Economics

Lecturer; Research Fellow

Department of Landscape Architecture; Center for Rural Design

Lanny Schmidt

Regents Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Ingrid Schneider

Director of Tourism Center; Professor

Department of Forest Resources

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Regents Professor

Department of Geography

Virajita Singh

Senior Research Fellow; Adjunct Assistant Professor

Center for Sustainable Building Research; School of Architecture

Tim Smith

Associate Professor; director of the Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise

Department of Bioproducts & Bioengineering; Institute on the Environment

Connie Wanberg

Professor; Chair

Department of Human Resources & Industrial Relations

Assistant Professor

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

ADMINISTRATION
The Sustainability Education website is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

SUSTAINABILITY CLASSES
The University of Minnesota offers sustainability courses in most of its colleges and campuses around the state. These courses encompass biophysical sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, engineering, business, and health. The Sustainability Studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary programs through which such diverse courses come together.