THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

CHRIS WILLIAMS

Associate Provost and Academic Director for Sustainability
Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability
Professor or Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy
Director of the Waterfowl and Upland Gamebird Ecology Center

JEFFREY SUMMERHAYS

Director for Sustainable Operations
Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability

The new directors bring a wealth of knowledge and practice to their respective roles. Summerhays brings demonstrated success and administrative savvy to the operations front. He joins UD’s leadership team from the University of California, where he spent the past two years as co-chair of UC’s Zero Waste Working Group in the Office of the President, facilitating efforts on 10 campuses to share, adopt and engage in the best sustainability practices. He also served as sustainability manager for UC San Diego, where he oversaw a $2.4 million budget, developed a carbon reduction strategy and significantly improved recycling practices. Williams, who joined UD’s faculty in 2004 and holds joint appointments with the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, has been at the fore of sustainability efforts at UD. He co-chaired the Sustainability Council and has a long track record of building shared governance relationships, serving two terms as Faculty Senate president. In addition to Summerhays and Williams’ leadership, the University of Delaware’s charge for creating a more sustainable world also includes some of UD’s most important voices and perspectives — our students, faculty, staff and community members. Listed below are the Office of Sustainability’s partners:

INTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ADMINISTRATION
Chris Williams (Associate Provost for Sustainability), Jeffrey Summerhays (Director of Sustainable Operations), Ted Socha (FREAS), Sarita Sen (FREAS), Tracy Shickel (Executive Vice President’s Office), Phil Badaszewski (Office of Student Life), Jake Schrum (Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreation Services)
FACULTY
Dr. Greg Dobler (Biden School), Dr. Jennie Saxe (Engineering), Dr. Anu Sivaraman (Lerner Business & Economics), Dr. Kyle Davis (Earth, Ocean & Environment), Dr. Jen Gallo-Fox (Education and Human Development), Dr. Michelle DePhillips (Health Sciences), Zach Hammaker (Agriculture & Natural Resources), Dr. Kelly Cobb (Arts & Sciences), Dr. Holly Michaels (Delaware Environmental Institute), Dr. A. R. Siders (Climate Change Hub)
STUDENTS
Bradie Crandall (Graduate Student Government – Sustainability Committee), Carl Nelson-Poteet (Graduate Student Fellow), Madi Drew (Student Sustainability Alliance), Jillian Sternig (Student Government Association – Sustainability Senator), Dave Kitts (Osher Lifelong Learning)

EXTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Composed of alumni, corporate leaders, community leaders

FACULTY FELLOW

TERRIANNE LAVIN

Sustainability Faculty Fellow
Associate Chair, Assistant Professor, and Undergraduate Program Director, Geography and Spatial Studies

STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY FELLOWS

CARL NELSON-POTEET

Project: 2024 AASHE Report

OWEN FOURNIER

Project: 2024 AASHE Report

BAILEY PROBERT

Project: UNIV101 Sustainability Module

MARINA COMERFORD

Project: Energy Efficiency Rebates

BENETT TILVES

Project: Developing a Green Labs Program

STUDENT INTERNS

MADI DREW

JOSH KOPPLE

MARGARET SCHMID

ED YU

KYLIE TUGEND

JOSH MINTZER

EVA GRISE

AIDAN GREENHAIGH

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