New Graduate Director

Dr. Chad Smith started as our Sustainability Studies Graduate Director in the fall 2022 semester.

Dr. Chad Smith

Faculty Advisory Council

The program is overseen by the Sustainability Studies Advisory Council who meets once a month during long semesters. 

The council is overseen by Director of Graduate Programs for Sustainability Studies (Sociology) and membership includes representatives from the


Our award-winning faculty teach courses in several departments including but not limited to Agriculture, Biology, Business, Geography, Merchandising and Consumer Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.

Faculty Mentor

The student’s mentor assists in developing the course-of-study, ensures that students are taking the best classes to enhance the degree’s link to the student’s career plans, and is a resource throughout the student’s time in the Sustainability program.

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Trauth-Huffman Hall - THH 449

Phone: 512.245.2113