Eight faculty members named 2020-21 Sustainability Scholars

Running strong in its 13th year, the program will aid yet another diverse group of faculty in integrating sustainability into new and existing courses across campus.

The Sustainability Faculty Scholars program identifies, supports and recognizes faculty who are interested in incorporating or enhancing a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses. Cohorts typically consist of eight faculty members from a wide range of disciplines.

The cohort of 2020-21 Sustainability Faculty Scholars includes:

Keshia Wall, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts

Hwayeon Ryu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Douglas Kass, Associate Professor of Cinema and Television Arts

Ryan Johnson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Scott Hayward, Assistant Professor of Management

Prachi Gala, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Rob Elbitar, Lecturer in Marketing

Caroleen Dineen, Assistant Professor of Law

During the application process, faculty scholars outline a course they would like to create or modify to include a sustainability component. The Office of Sustainability saw a robust response from across schools in this application cycle and are thrilled to have such a disciplinary-diverse cohort of faculty. Many applications included interest in and focus on the overlap between social and environmental challenges and the relationship between inequality, justice, and climate change. It truly requires a multidisciplinary effort to work on the daunting and complex environmental and social problems we presently face!

The scholars program is led by Samantha DiRosa, Faculty Fellow for Sustainability and Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies. Through a series of workshops faculty members are provided with support for course development, including relevant sustainability resources and pedagogies.

Applications to be a Sustainability Faculty Scholar go out every fall.  For more information about the program visit the scholars webpage at
https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/sustainability/get-involved/facultystaff-opportunities/sustainability-faculty-scholars/ .