The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management program gives you a broad-based curriculum with diverse faculty. You won't find another degree program that brings instructors with degrees in all of these fields together:
- Computer Engineering
- Environmental Dynamics
- Environmental Studies
- Range Science
- Resource Management
- Urban Planning
Sustainable Management program faculty members are uniquely qualified to help you get the knowledge and training to succeed.
Abiola Olanrewaju Awosika-Fapetu
Dr. Abiola Olanrewaju Awosika-Fapetu joined the faculty of UW-Stout in 2009. She earned an M.B.A. and a Doctor of Business Administration (Finance) at United States International University, and a Non-Profit Management Certificate in Fundraising at Duke University. She has also taught at the Center for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife, Nigeria), Liberty University Online, Montreat College, LeTourneau University, Adeyemi College of Education (Ondo, Nigeria), and the University of Benin (Edo State, Nigeria). In addition to teaching, she is chief executive officer of Prodev Specialists. Dr. Olanrewaju Awosika-Fapetu teaches courses in finance, international business, and international sustainability management.
Dr. Mei Cao, Assistant Professor of Business and Economics, joined the faculty of UW-Superior in 2008. She earned a B.A. in English from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China), an M.B.A. in Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Manufacturing Management and Engineering from the University of Toledo. At UW-Superior, Dr. Cao teaches courses in supply chain management, advanced supply chain management, land transportation, air transportation, business statistics, and quantitative models for productions and operations management. She is the author of book chapters and publications in various academic journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Suresh Chalasani, Associate Professor of Business and Chair, Business Department, joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2001. He earned a B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNT University (Hyderabad, India), an M.E. in Automation (Computer Science) from the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India), and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has also taught at UW-Madison. Dr. Chalasani teaches courses in management information systems, computer information systems, and healthcare management.
Dr. Kenneth French, Assistant Professor of Geography at UW-Parkside, earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research interests include ethnic residential segregation, Italian American ethnic enclaves, geography of rap, and GIS. His hobbies include traveling, coaching soccer, collecting maps, cooking, and supporting the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Go Big Red!) Dr. French teaches courses in geography.
Wendy Jedlička, CPP
With a strong background in design, manufacturing, and business, Wendy Jedlička, CPP, is an IoPP Lifetime Certified Packaging Professional and president of Jedlička Design Ltd.—a packaging design firm specializing in sustainable design and business strategies. Additionally she is co-coordinator for the o2 International Network for Sustainable Design in the U.S. and develops curriculum as well as teaches courses focusing on sustainable design, marketing and business. An internationally recognized speaker, Jedlička writes feature articles on applied sustainability for design and business publications around the world and is the contributing editor of two books: Packaging Sustainability: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Package Design, and Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design.
Dennis A. Kaufman
Dr. Dennis A. Kaufman, Associate Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of UW-Parkside in 1988. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Bethel College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas. He has taught courses in environmental economics, public economics, managerial economics, and microeconomic theory. Dr. Kaufman has been involved in developing web-based pedagogical resources and teaching online courses since 2000.
Dr. David Keuhl, is an Adjunct Professor of Community Planning at UW River Falls.. He has a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has previously taught at Ball State University and Virginia Tech. Dr. Keuhl teaches courses in community planning, environmental and sustainability studies, and systems thinking.
Dr. Abey Kuruvilla, Assistant Professor of Business, joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2008. He has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala (India) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville. Dr. Kuruvilla teaches courses in operations management at both the undergraduate and MBA levels.
Dr. Sakib Mahmud is an Assistant Professor in Economics of Sustainable Management at UW-Superior. Prior to this appointment, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana and lecturer at the North South University in Bangladesh. He received his doctoral degree in economics from the University of Wyoming and M.A. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) of Canada. Dr. Sakib's research focuses on applied microeconomics with applications on issues related to environmental and resource economics, development and health economics, and behavioral economics. He also received a grant from the South Asian Network for Development and Environment Economics (SANDEE) to conduct a household survey in the southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh during 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Mark A. McCoon is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Wisconsin Superior. A recent addition to UWS’ faculty, joining in the fall of 2012, Mark has a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.A. from Auburn University, an M.A. from the University of Detroit, and a B.B.A from the University of Michigan at Flint. Prior to becoming an academic Mark had a long career as a CPA/business consultant and is also a CMA. He teaches a wide variety of accounting courses including cost accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing. He also teaches taxation courses and the accounting capstone course. Beginning in January 2013 Mark will teach Triple Bottom Line Accounting in the Sustainable Management Program.
Gwendolyn Miller, Senior Lecturer, joined UW-Parkside in 1987. She has a B.A. in English from UW-Parkside and an M.A. in Administrative Leadership (concentration in Adult and Continuing Education) from UW-Milwaukee. Additional teaching experience includes U.W. Independent Learning, Gateway Technical College, and St. Catherine’s High School. Ms. Miller teaches courses in writing and literature.
Erin Nierenhausen obtained her M.S. in Training and Development from UW-Stout and serves as the online training coordinator for the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches courses in organizational leadership and training in business and industry. Erin is an avid reader. She also likes to spend time with her husband, four-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, and Enzo (beagle).
Glendali Rodriguez, Licensed Architect and Associate Professor, Department of Construction, joined UW-Stout in 2005. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Rodriguez teaches courses in architecture and interior design, prioritizing eco-friendly and participatory design processes.
Dr. Eric Sanden, Professor of Natural Resources Management and Community Planning, joined the UW-River Falls faculty in 1992. He has a B.S. in Range Ecology from Colorado State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Range Science from Texas Tech University. Additionally, he taught courses at Colorado State and Texas Tech and was a range conservationist for the USDA-Soil Conservation Service. Dr. Sanden teaches courses in natural resources management and environmental policies; introductory, comprehensive and advanced community planning; geographic information systems; remote sensing; and environmental education.
Glenn M. Spiczak
Dr. Glenn M. Spiczak, Professor of Physics, joined the UW-River Falls faculty in 2001. He has a B.S. in Astrophysics, an M.A. in Astronomy, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Indiana University. He has also taught at the University of Delaware and Indiana University. Dr. Spiczak teaches courses in general physics, astrophysics, thermodynamics, and nuclear and particle physics.
Dr. David Sprague is an Adjunct Professor at UW-River Falls. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Education from Indiana University, and an Ed.D (ABD) from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sprague teaches courses in sustainable finance, operations management, professional sales and cooperatives. He holds concurrent business positions with SMS Research; The Sprague Group; MindStreams and serves as an executive coach with a prominent Minneapolis medical technology company.
Dr. Laine Vignona, Professor Emerita of Environmental Science and Management, was a member of the UWRF faculty for 12 years. She has a B.S. in Geology from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Rice University. She has also taught courses at New York University and Berkeley College (N.Y.). Dr. Vignona teaches courses in environmental policy.
Richard A. Walasek
Dr. Richard Walasek, Professor and Chair of the Geography Department, joined UW-Parkside in 1979. He has a B.S. in Landscape Architecture (Natural Resources) from UW-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Dr. Walasek teaches courses in economic, environmental, and human geography. He believes that geographers are spatial people and that the Earth must be protected.
Michael A. Waxman
Dr. Michael A. Waxman, Professor of Chemistry, joined the UW-Superior faculty in 1997. He has an M.S. in Physics from the Novosibirsk Electric Engineering Institute (Novosibirsk, Russia), a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University, and postdoctoral training in Physical Chemistry from Texas A&M University. He has also taught courses at the University of Detroit, Texas A&M University, Tel-Aviv University, and Novosibirsk University. Dr. Waxman teaches courses in general and physical chemistry.
Dennis Weibel has been at UW-Stout since 2008. He has a B.A. in Anthropology and Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, and an M.S. in Resource Management/Environmental Education from UW-Stevens Point. Mr. Weibel teaches courses in ecology and biology.
Ian Stephen Williams
Dr. Ian Stephen Williams, Professor of Geology, joined the UW-River Falls faculty in 1982. He has a B.Sc. in Geology from Durham University (England), an M.Sc. in Geology from University of Newcastle upon Tyne (England), and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of California-Santa Barbara. He has also taught courses at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Dr. Williams currently teaches courses in geophysics, structural geology, oceanography, planetary geology, and environmental geology.
Dr. Joy Wolf, Professor of Biogeography, joined the UW-Parkside faculty in 2000. Her B.S. in Applied Sociology and M.A. in Geography come from Northern Arizona University, and her Ph.D. in Biogeography is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Visit her webpage to learn about her research in a variety of plant communities including old-growth mixed-conifer forests in North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; grasslands in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado; riparian corridors in central Arizona and Wisconsin; and oak savanna, maple-beech forests, and ephemeral ponds in Wisconsin.