As of May 2017, Chris Jeffords (Economics) and Jonathan
Warnock (Geoscience) assumed the leadership responsibilities of the
Sustainability Studies program and minor. They take over for Susan Comfort
(English) and Amanda Poole (Anthropology) who, together with Tami Whited
(History), began exploring the options for a Sustainability Studies minor in
October 2012. Comfort and Poole also served as the first co-directors of the
program since its official inauguration in April 2015.
The program also owes a
great deal of its success to the full Sustainability Studies Faculty Board
consisting of 17 faculty representing 11 departments across three colleges and the
library, each of whom has helped shape the nature of the program and the minor
curriculum. Furthermore, the program relies heavily on the collaboration of
affiliated faculty, staff, and student workers through course offerings and
administrative support, as well as the support of both colleges where the minor
is housed (Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics).
Jeffords and Warnock look forward to further growing
the program and building upon the excellent leadership and direction of Comfort and Poole, and the rest of the Sustainability Studies Faculty Board.
For more information about the program, please contact Jeffords (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Warnock (email@example.com).