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Green Faculty, Classes and Degrees at SMC


These faculty have embedded principles of ecological literacy and sustainability into a variety of general education courses. Look for their name and / or the sustainability flag under their sections in the class schedule to develop your own ecological literacy!

Faculty Member   Discipline  
Eric Minzenberg   Anthro 19  
Gillian Grebler   Anthropology  
Nate Donahue   Art  
Ben Kay   Biology  
Christina von der Ohe   Biology  
Elizabeth Jordan   Biology  
Marci Spiegler   Biology  
Poliana Raymer   Biology  
Sharani McLaughlin   Biology  
Alexandra Tower   Biology / Botany  
Garen Baghadsarian   Biology / Marine Science  
Tom Paccioretti    Business  
Laura Manson   Early Childhood Education  
Pete Morris   Earth Science  
David Burak   English  
Jason Beardsley    English  
Natalie Hansen    English  
Janet Harcelorode   ESL  
Keith Graziadei   ESL  
Lorrie Ivas    Fashion  
Shelia Laffey   Film Studies  
Christyanne Melendez ​   Geology   
Christina Ghanbarpour   History  
Daniele Bolelli   History  
Leslie Kawaguchi    History  
Josephine Hao   Interior Arch. Design  
Dawn Vaughn    Life Science  
Gabriel Gartner    Life Science  
Amber Katherine   Philosophy  
Stuart Cooley​   Photovoltaic / Renewable Energy  
Wenise Wong    Physical Sci. / Chem 9  
Murial Walker   Physical Science  
Tram Dang   Physical Science  
Christina Gabler    Political Science  
Eric Oifer   Political Science  
Richard Tahvildaran   Political Science  
Alex Schwartz   Psychology  
David Phillips   Psychology  
Jon Huls   Recycling and Resource Management  
Samuel Sasu   Recycling and Resource Management  
Victoria Charles   Recycling and Resource Management     
Guido Del Piccolo   Sociology

Sustainability Focused Courses

Sustainability focused courses map to ILO #4 and are included in a degree in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.

  • Environmental Politics (Pol Sc 22)

  • Environmental Ethics (Philo 20)

  • Environmental Psychology (Psych 40)

  • Global Environmental History (Hist 14)

  • Environmental Studies (Geog 7)

  • Environmental Biology (Bio 9)

  • Recycling and Resource Management (RRM 1)


Stop by the Center for Environmental and Urban Studies to find out more about environmental internships. You can intern at the CEUS or find more information on local businesses and organizations offering environmental internships. The Career Services Center facilitates internships, including the ones offered at the CEUS.

Associate Degrees and Certificate of Achievements