Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Environmental Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield
WHO WE ARE

Below are the members of the Open Source Textbook Initiative responsible for the producing the materials in the Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation textbook.

Said Al-Hallaj
Said Al-Hallaj, Author Said Al-Hallaj is the co-inventor of AllCell's PCM technology and a world-renowned expert in thermal management of lithium-ion batteries. He possesses 20 years of experience in renewable energy research and development (with a focus on thermal management and electrochemical engineering of lithium-ion batteries) and is an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

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Steve Altaner
Stephen Altaner, Author Professor Altaner's principal research interests lie in the fields of the petrology (occurrence, origin, and geological significance), geochemistry, and mineralogy of clay minerals and sedimentary rocks. Professor Altaner has received the following major awards: 2009 Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen Award (Alpha Delta Lambda Honor

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Amy Ando Amy Ando, Author Amy Ando received her B.A. in economics from Williams College and her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was Fellow at Resources for the Future for three years, and has been a faculty member in environmental economics at the University of Illinois since 1999.

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Amy Ando Julie Cidell, Author Julie Cidell is a native of the Chicago area with a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Minnesota. She has published papers on military base conversion, airport expansion, the suburban logistics landscape, the geography of chocolate, and green buildings. She has worked as a transportation engineer in Boston and taught physical geography in northern and southern California. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her work focuses

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George Crabtree George Crabtree, Founding Author George Crabtree is Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago and Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has won numerous awards for his research, most recently the Kammerlingh Onnes Prize in 2003 for his work on thephysics of vortices in high temperature superconductors. This

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Charles V. Evans
Charles V. Evans, Project Administration Charles Evans presently serves as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of University Outreach and Public Service. In these capacities he coordinates a variety of academic, service and distance learning activities for University of Illinois and its campuses. Included is responsibility for University Academic Programs and Services,

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Dan Fredman Dan Fredman, Editor Dan Fredman is a Program Coordinator in the UIC Office of Sustainability. His duties include the design, development and management of campus sustainability education materials including the department website, recycling training, event promotions and

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Eugene Goldfarb
Eugene Goldfarb, Author Eugene Goldfarb was the Midwest Environmental Officer for the U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development for approximately 15 years and retired in 2004 to start his own environmental consulting and training firm. Eugene is a certified planner

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Martin Jaffe
Martin Jaffe, Author Martin Jaffe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches land use law and environmental planning and policy. Marty also holds an appointment as an Environmental Planning Specialist with the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program.

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Khodadoust
Amid Khodadoust, Author

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Khodadoust
Angela Kent, Author Angela Kent received her B.A. in biology from Grinnell College and her M.S. and Ph.D. in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied plant-microbe interactions. She was postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Limnology at UW-Madison conducting research in aquatic microbial ecology. Currently, she is an

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Cindy Klein-Banai
Cynthia Klein-Banai, Founding Author Dr. Klein-Banai has been serving as the Associate Chancellor for Sustainability at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since January 2008. She founded the Office of Sustainability at UIC where she promotes and monitors progress towards greenhouse gas reduction through energy conservation and efficiency, recycling, transportation

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Mortensen
Peter Mortensen, Project Administration Peter Mortensen provides leadership and coordination in the area of undergraduate academic affairs. His portfolio includes special initiatives on undergraduate research, college honors programs, student academic progress, and academic advising, and he convenes the Council of Undergraduate Deans. Reporting units include the Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (and its enrollment unit, the Division of

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Sohail Murad
Sohail Murad, Founding Author My research interests are in the broad areas of classical and statistical thermodynamics. In classical thermodynamics we have developed engineering correlations based on the corresponding states principle for a range of properties

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Regalbuto
John R. Regalbuto, Author John R. Regalbuto is the Smartstate Center of Economic Excellence Chair for "Catalysis for Renewable Fuels" and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He was previously with the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 25 years. John received a B. S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1981, and M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in

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Reddy
Krishna R. Reddy, Author Krishna R. Reddy is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His expertise is Geotechnical Infrastructure, Waste Management, Environmental Site Remediation, and Sustainability Engineering. He is the co-author of the widely used book: "Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste

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Dennis Ruez
Dennis Ruez, Author Dennis Ruez, Jr., received his Ph.D. in geological sciences from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and joins UIS after spending three years teaching at Auburn University. Dennis is a vertebrate paleontologist with research interests in the relationship of past climate change and fossil mammal communities. This includes

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Eric Snodgrass
Eric Snodgrass, Author Hello my name is Eric Snodgrass and I have been an instructor in the department of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2006. I currently teach two, large enrollment, introductory courses in atmosphere science including a course on severe weather. Each year I have the privilege of introducing

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Theis
Tom Theis, Senior Editor / Founding Author Professor Theis is Director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. IESP focuses on the development of new cross-disciplinary research initiatives in the environmental area. From 1885 to 2002 he was at Clarkson University, where he was the Bayard D. Clarkson Professor and Director of

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Jonathan Tomkin
Jonathan Tomkin, Senior Editor / Founding Author Jonathan Tomkin is the Associate Director of the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tomkin leads the undergraduate program in sustainability and teaches courses that focus on the physical sciences behind Earth Systems. His research aims to uncover the processes

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Maggie Griffith Williams
Maggie Griffith Williams, Editor Maggie Griffith Williams is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on the social uses of new media.

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Gillen Wood
Gillen Wood, Author Gillen Wood is Nicholson Professor in English and Director of the Sustainability Studies Initiative in the Humanities (SSIH) at the University of Illinois. His current research focuses on climate and environmental history and on discourses of sustainability in the scientific, political, and popular domains.

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