In the 14 years the Sustainability Faculty Scholars program has been at Elon, it identifies, supports and recognizes faculty who are interested in incorporating or enhancing a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.
Seven Elon University faculty members were named Sustainability Faculty Scholars for the 2021-21 academic year.
The Sustainability Faculty Scholars program has been at Elon for 14 years. The program identifies, supports and recognizes faculty who are interested in incorporating or enhancing a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.
The cohort of Sustainability Faculty Scholars, named by the Office of Sustainability on Monday, are:
- Kevin Bourque, associate professor of English and chair of the Department of English
- Jacob Rutz, lecturer in environmental studies
- Justin Clar, assistant professor of chemistry
- Chris Nelson, assistant professor of marketing
- Will Pluer, assistant professor of engineering
- Bethany Brinkman, associate professor of engineering
- Hwayeon Ryu, assistant professor of mathematics
“We saw a range of applications from across disciplines and schools in this application cycle. We are thrilled to have a cohort of faculty representing the humanities, business and sciences, as it truly requires a multi-disciplinary effort to work on the daunting and complex environmental problems we presently face,” said Samantha DiRosa, faculty fellow for sustainability and professor of art and environmental studies.
Through the scholars program, faculty members are provided with support for course development, including relevant sustainability resources and pedagogies.
The next application cycle will be announced in early fall 2022.