Director of the Business Sustainability Initiative Dr. Whitfield is a business economist and former management consultant with expertise in sustainable business strategies, environmental economics, market/technology assessments, and international trade. He has particular interests in chemicals in the environment, water disinfection, and corporate strategy development. Courses Taught in SustainabilitySustainability in the Business EnvironmentSustainability in the Latin American Business Environment Field Research in Sustainable Business Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland Field Research in Sustainable Energy Back to top
Co-Director, PROTECT Project 5 Leader, Core A Co-LeaderProfessor Akram Alshawabkeh is the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University and the Director of the PROTECT Center, a collaboration of experts in engineering, public health, and biomedical and environmental sciences with the goal of reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals and thereby improving public health. Back to top
Professor, Management and Global Sustainability Rae André teaches international organizational behavior and management. She has particular interests in business-government relationships and alternative organizations such as government-sponsored enterprises, benefit corporations, and economic development organizations.
Courses Taught in Sustainability Organizing for Environmental Sustainability: Examining Key Power Relationships Big-Picture Sustainability: The Science and Politics of American Energy Leadership for Environmental Sustainability Sustainability and Leadership Back to top
Professor of Finance and Faculty Director of the Executive MBA ProgramDr. Born has expertise in corporate finance, portfolio management and international finance. He is particularly interested in bringing sustainability issues to the board room level through improved corporate governance. Back to top
Professor of Law Professor Breckenridge specializes in environmental and natural resources law including wildlife and ecosystems law, land use zoning and planning law. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked in the public sector on a wide range of litigation to enforce the requirements of federal and state air and water pollution statutes, hazardous waste management requirements, and wetlands and tidelands protection laws. Courses Taught in SustainabilityEnvironmental Law Land UseNatural Resources Law Back to top
Associate Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security Sean Burke is an attorney and a former Coast Guard officer with expertise and research interests in the sustainability of critical infrastructure resilience and port, surface transportation and maritime security policy issues.Back to top
Director, Environmental Studies Program Dr. Cole is a professor and the Director of the Environmental Studies program. Her research interests include sustainable development, managing water resources, environmental geology, and managing the food supply chain. Courses Taught in SustainabilityEnvironmental ScienceNatural Disasters and Catastrophes WetlandsSustainable DevelopmentEarth and Environmental Science Capstone Back to top
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern UniversityDr. Cuervo-Cazurra teaches courses on global strategy and sustainability. His special research interests include the study of governance and corruption issues in developing-country multinational companies. Courses Taught in SustainabilityAdvanced Global ManagementCreating Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Global Innovation Back to top
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. Eckelman is an environmental engineer with research interests in life cycle assessment and green engineering. His special area of research examines the sustainability of novel materials and technologies such as nanomaterials and devices, biofuels and bio-based chemicals, high-tech metals and alloys, energy efficiency technologies, and green buildings. Courses Taught in SustainabilityProbability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering Back to top
Founding Co-Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security Professor, Department of Political Science Dr. Flynn's research interests include infrastructure and community resilience issues. He is particularly interested in how systems can be designed and operated to mitigate the risk of disruption in the face of deliberate and non-deliberate disruptive risk. Back to top
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. Ganguly’s research interests lie at the intersection of two themes: climate extremes and water sustainability. He also has expertise in the assembly and analysis of very large data sets to examine complex systems. Courses Taught in SustainabilityProbability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering Back to top
Associate Professor of Marketing, McCarthy Family Research Fellow Professor Garcia's research interests are in new product development, radical innovations, and complexity theory. Her special interests include the diffusion of resistant innovations such as alternative fuel vehicles and nanotechnologies. Courses Taught in SustainabilityCreating and Sustaining Customer Markets Sustainability and Innovation in Product Design Back to top
Lecturer of Finance and Insurance Dr. Goettle’s research interests include the economic analysis of climate change legislation in a public policy setting and its application for business planning. He also has expertise in energy economics, modeling and forecasting.
Courses Taught in SustainabilitySustainability and the Economics of Markets Back to top
Assistant Professor Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringDr. Gu’s research interests is the application of genomic and molecular biotechnology for water-quality monitoring and water purification. She is particularly interested in identifying and treating the ever-increasing number of emerging pollutants in our water supply through toxicity-assessment technology.
Courses Taught in SustainabilityEnvironmental Biological ProcessesWater and Wastewater Treatment Processes Environmental Engineering I Advanced Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Processes Back to top
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. Larese-Casanova's research lies within the broad areas of environmental chemistry, environmental mineralogy, and contaminant transformation processes. He is especially interested in methods to improve the treatment of drinking water by using synthesized reactive materials for trace organic compound removal.
Courses Taught in SustainabilityEnvironmental Engineering 2Lab for Environmental Engineering 2Environmental Chemistry Back to top
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department Dr. Lee-Parsons' research involves metabolic engineering of microalgae for the production of biodiesel. Her particular interest is to apply genetic manipulation to produce biodiesel fuel, a renewable, environmentally sustainable resource. Courses Taught in SustainabilityTransport Processes 2 and SeparationsBiochemical Engineering Back to top
Senior Fellow, Business Sustainability InitiativeDr. Rodgers’ research interests include energy efficiency, climate change, and emerging power generation technologies. He is particularly interested in translating promising research findings into commercial ventures. Back to top
Professor and Group Coordinator of Supply Chain and Information Management Dr. Solomon has research interests in the development and implementation of more sustainable supply chains through better design, planning, and execution methodologies. Courses Taught in SustainabilitySustainability and Supply Chain Management Back to top
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Jeff BornLee P. Breckenridge Sean P. Burke
Jennifer Rivers ColeAlvaro Cuervo-CazurraMatthew EckelmanAuroop R. GangulyRosanna GarciaRichard J. Goettle IVApril Z. Gu Stephen E. Flynn Philip Larese-CasanovaCarolyn W.T. Lee-Parsons Gil RodgersMarius M. Solomon
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