Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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344 Pasteur Hall
Sustainability website
Jeanne Franz, Director


Patrick Clipsham, Professor; BA, Wilfrid Laurier University; MA, University of Waterloo; University of Western Ontario; 2013 -
Jana Craft, Professor; BS, California State University-Bakersfield; MA, College of St Scholastica; PhD, University of Minnesota; 2013 -
Linda D’Amico, Professor; BS, MA, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington; 2000 -
Jacob Duncan, Assistant Professor; BS, Metropolitan State University-St. Paul; MA, Minnesota State University-Mankato; PhD, Utah State University; 2018 -
Darrell Downs, Professor; BA, BS, Montana State University; MS, Oregon State University; PhD, Colorado State University; 1992 -
Emilie Falc, Professor; BA, University of Illinois; MA, PhD, Ohio University; 2001 -
Jeanne L. Franz, Professor; BA, Augustana University; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; 1996 -
Candace L. Kairies-Beatty, Professor; BS, Westminster College; MS, Duquesne University; PhD, University of Pittsburgh; 2007 -
Peter Knopick, Assistant Professor; BS, Winona State University; MS, PhD, University of North Dakota-Grand Forks; 2020 -
Krishna Roka, Assistant Professor; BSc, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; MF, Yale University; PhD, Penn State University; 2018 -
Michael Scholz, Associate Professor; BS, Missouri State University; MS, University of Oregon; PhD, Texas State University; 2014 -

Sustainability Minor

  • Educates through an interdisciplinary set of classes
  • Teaches students to be efficient and resourceful with today’s current resources
  • Helps students gain an understanding how to build and maintain a more sustainable society

This minor allows students to undertake an interdisciplinary program of study that focuses on sustainability. Sustainability has been defined by the United Nations as a way for humankind to “meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Fulfilling the requirements of this minor will help students gain an understanding of the complex issues surrounding present and foreseeable challenges to building and maintaining a more sustainable society. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability issues, this minor will compliment all major programs of study.



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