Teaching

Water chemistry sampling on the Chicago River’s South Branch, May 2009 (I’m on the left)

I am a Professor of Humanities & Sustainability Studies and the Director of the Sustainability Studies (SUST) Program in RU’s College of Arts and Sciences. My courses in that program include SUST 210 (The Sustainable Future), 220 (Water), 240 (Waste), 350 (Service & Sustainability), 390 (Special Topics: The Sustainable Campus), and 395 (Sustainability Studies Internship).

From 1996 to 2015, I was a member of the Professional and Liberal Studies (formerly BGS) faculty in the College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University, where I taught several of the program’s interdisciplinary general education seminars for adult students, including courses in natural science and humanities (PLS 391 and 392) and graduate courses in Interdisciplinary Studies. In the Fall of  2010, I co-founded Roosevelt’s undergraduate program in Sustainability Studies with then-RU colleagues Carl Zimring and Brad Hunt.

Fall 2015 Classes

  • ACP 101 Our Sustainable Future (Chicago, 3 credits) — Mon/Wed 12:30-1:45pm (WB 1017)
  • SUST 350 Service & Sustainability (Chicago, 3 credits) — Tue 12-3pm (WB 915 initially, then meets off-campus at Eden Place Nature Center (course preview)
  • RU Class Schedule and RU Online resources and login page

Fall 2015 Office Hours

  • Email: 7 days/week (I try to respond to important email within 24 hours)
  • Chicago office (AUD 829): Mon/Wed 10:30am-12:15pm and 2-4pm; Tues 10:30-11:15am; and by appointment

Summer 2015 Class

Spring 2015 Classes

  • SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (Chicago) — Mon 1-3:30pm (WB 1214); syllabus pdf
  • SUST 240 Waste & Consumption (online) — each week starts on Tuesday; syllabus pdf
  • SUST 390 Special Topics: The Sustainable Campus (Chicago) — Wed 3-5:30pm (WB 616); syllabus pdf

Fall 2014 Classes

  • SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (online)
  • SUST 240 Waste & Consumption (Honors, Chicago Campus, Th 1-3:30pm)
  • SUST 350 Service & Sustainability (Chicago Campus, T 12-3pm, meets offsite at Eden Place Nature Center – preview)
  • RU Class Schedule and RU Online resources and login page

Fall 2013 Classes

Summer 2013 Class

  • PLS 391 Seminar in Natural Science (online, 6 credits)

Fall 2012 Classes

  • SUST 220 Water (Chicago, 3 credits) — see my course preview and the Water in Schaumburg student web project
  • PLS 391 Seminar in Natural Science (online, 6 credits)

Summer 2012 Course

Spring 2012 Classes

  • SUST 210 Sustainable Future (online)
  • SUST 210 Sustainable Future — Honors (Chicago, Tue 2-4:30pm, Gage 110)
  • SUST 350 Service & Sustainability (Chicago, Wed 3-5:30pm, Gage 302-G)

Spring 2011 Courses

  • SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (Schaumburg and online, 3 credits)
  • SUST 210 student research project: Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future
  • PLS 392 Seminar in Humanities (online, 6 credits)