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Kim Brown Kim Brown
Professor
Faculty Member
Shawn Smallman Shawn Smallman
Professor and Online Track Advisor
Faculty Member
Gerry Sussman Gerry Sussman
Professor of International and Global Studies Ph.D. in History, Yale University
Faculty Member
Leopoldo (Polo) Rodriguez Leopoldo (Polo) Rodriguez
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Mussel 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Mussel
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Turner Automotive
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team sanctuAIRy 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team sanctuAIRy
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Protechable
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Meals by the Day
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Living Window 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Living Window
Student Project
2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Excellent Devices 2019 PSU Cleantech Challenge: Team Excellent Devices
Student Project
Dr. Sarah Dougher Dr. Sarah Dougher
MA and PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1997
Faculty Member
Bill Griesar, Ph.D. Bill Griesar, Ph.D.
Dr. Griesar loves teaching, and explaining how networks of linked neurons carry out complex behavior.  Dr. Griesar's dissertation in Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU examined nicotine effects on spatial attention, time perception, and boredom in non-smokers. Some earlier (pre-2001) studies of nicotine reported cognitive improvements, but assessed changes in habitual smokers, where results may have been linked to relief from withdrawal.
Faculty Member
Introducing Amanda Hudson Introducing Amanda Hudson
Doctoral Researcher in Participatory Democracy & Creative Community Development looking into sustainable governance and systems
Graduate Student
John MacArthur's Q&A
Faculty Member
Adriane Bolliger Adriane Bolliger
As the Graduate Assistant for Education Abroad, Adriane works to promote and support opportunities for PSU students to travel, study, and work abroad.
Graduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Gritta Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Gritta
Alexandra Gritta in an undergraduate junior majoring in Arabic at Portland State University (PSU) and a transfer student from Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore, Maryland. She hopes to help enlighten students on the numerous benefits of studying abroad.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Lomayani Meekisho Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Lomayani Meekisho
Yani looks forward to advising sessions with PSU students and will give his full attention to understanding other students and helping them find the right program and relevant scholarships and funding resources.   
Undergraduate Student
Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab
A Portland State University capstone course helps college and high school students interested in STEM disciplines acquire essential skills not frequently taught in the classroom or laboratory.
Research
PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point
A Portland State University professor recently received a $350,000 federal grant to study how high-intensity fires, re-burns, and human activity could result in the collapse of forest ecosystems.
Research
Khalil Zonoozy, ABD/Ph.D. Khalil Zonoozy, ABD/Ph.D.
Faculty Member
Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity
The Social Justice in K-12 Education Capstone is a noteworthy example of a longstanding partnership between PSU, local schools, and education-focused organizations.
Community Partnership
Yoko Sakurauchi Yoko Sakurauchi
Faculty Member
Celine Fitzmaurice Celine Fitzmaurice
Faculty Member
Rob Bremmer Rob Bremmer
Faculty Member
Glorie Gary Glorie Gary
Faculty Member
Kimberly Mukobi Kimberly Mukobi
Faculty Member
David Osborn David Osborn
Faculty Member
Skye Clifford Skye Clifford
Skye loves traveling and being close to the ocean. Some of her favorite places are in southern Nicaragua, Germany, and secret spots along the Oregon Coast.
Staff Member
Jake Rudin Jake Rudin
Faculty Member
Michael Weingrad Michael Weingrad
Faculty Member
Mychel Estevez Mychel Estevez
Faculty Member
Johnnie Mazzocco Johnnie Mazzocco
Faculty Member
Dr. Nariyo Kono Dr. Nariyo Kono
Faculty Member
Gregory Dardis Gregory Dardis
Faculty Member
Alex Sager Alex Sager
Faculty Member
Albert R. Spencer Albert R. Spencer
Faculty Member
Grace L. Dillon Grace L. Dillon
Faculty Member
Michael Wright Michael Wright
Faculty Member
Amy Spring Amy Spring
Faculty Member
Bennett Gilbert Bennett Gilbert
Faculty Member
Peter Boghossian Peter Boghossian
Faculty Member
Mike Rancourt Mike Rancourt
Faculty Member
David Peterson del Mar David Peterson del Mar
Faculty Member
Dr. Greg Townley Dr. Greg Townley
Faculty Member
Beth Tarasawa Beth Tarasawa
Faculty Member
Óscar Fernández Óscar Fernández
Faculty Member
Annie Knepler Annie Knepler
Faculty Member
Michael Mooradian Lupro Michael Mooradian Lupro
Faculty Member
Daneen Bergland Daneen Bergland
Faculty Member
Sarah Wolf Newlands Sarah Wolf Newlands
Faculty Member
Christof Teuscher Christof Teuscher
Faculty Member
Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Social Impact Supply Chains/ Food and Beverage Industry- Business for Society is Society's Business
Faculty Member
Forest Governance for Resilient Systems Forest Governance for Resilient Systems
Research
Driving Innovation with Collaboration Driving Innovation with Collaboration
With assistance from PSU, local start-up TangiTek moves closer to commercializing an innovative new technology.
Research
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan
Alexandra hopes to aide students from all majors and disciplines in finding the right Education Abroad programs so that they too can experience the life-changing adventure of living abroad.
Undergraduate Student
William "Ike" Eisenhauer William "Ike" Eisenhauer
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Elliott Gall Elliott Gall
Discovering new directions for improving indoor air quality
Faculty Member
Amy Lubitow Amy Lubitow
Supporting equity in transportation planning using data
Faculty Member
Heber Michaels '15 Heber Michaels '15
Entrepreneurship — from the family business to new ventures
Alumnus
Lindsay Mico Lindsay Mico
Systems Science Graduate Program
Graduate Student
Neera Malhotra Neera Malhotra
University Studies Core-Faculty Instructor
Faculty Member
Nick Turman-Bryant Nick Turman-Bryant
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Alexandra Nielsen Alexandra Nielsen
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Equalizing Access to Justice Equalizing Access to Justice
In Professor Khalil Zonoozy’s “Equalizing Access to Justice” Capstone course, students take on the challenges of structural barriers to justice for racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. and the differential treatment they receive from the justice system.
Community Partnership
Understanding Climate Change in South America Understanding Climate Change in South America
Dr. Paul Loikith and graduate student Judah Detzer are analyzing South American weather and climate data to improve our understanding of climate and climate change across the continent.
Research
Virtual Waters Virtual Waters
Dr. Scott Wells uses state-of-the-art hydrodynamic modeling to address surface water quality issues that affect the environment and society.
Research
Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
Research
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
Research
Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research
Could advanced data mining reveal new insights into treatments for concussions? Systems Science Professor Martin Zwick is trying to show the way.
Research
Using Big Data to Improve Cities Using Big Data to Improve Cities
Computer scientist Kristin Tufte develops ways that cities can use “big data” to address critical social and environmental issues.
Research
Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure
Ph.D. student Marissa Matsler’s research helps the city lay groundwork for a “green infrastructure” asset management plan.
Research
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
Research
Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency
PSU faculty create a first-of-its-kind map Portlanders can use to address the environmental and health impacts of climate change.
Research
Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Cameron Herrington Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Cameron Herrington
While pursuing his Master of Urban Studies, Cameron Herrington took on a series of class projects and sustainability-related internships that led to a full-time job with local nonprofit Living Cully.
Alumnus
Geography minor in Water Resources Geography minor in Water Resources
The Minor in Water Resources offers broad training in spatial perspectives of sociopolitical and biophysical dimensions of water resource issues at local, regional, national, and international scales.
Resource
The Schlesinger Family The Schlesinger Family
Gift
Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Robert Nathan ’10 Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Robert Nathan ’10
With a passion for both the preserving the environment and engaging with people, Robert Nathan navigated a student internship and a graduate assistantship while pursuing his master’s degree in education—experiences that prepared him for success in his current career.
Alumnus
Lamarra Haynes Lamarra Haynes
In 2011, Lamarra Haynes was crowned Portland’s Rose Festival Queen. She didn’t know it then, but this award and her presence on television would be the door to her future.
Undergraduate Student
Introducing the H2GO! Introducing the H2GO!
PSU's Mobile Water Bottle Refill Station!
Resource
Hannah Fischer Hannah Fischer
Enthusiastic about international exchange, Hannah works to promote and support international programs as the Faculty-Led Coordinator.
Staff Member
Dispatches from Rwanda Dispatches from Rwanda
Jonathan Fink, Vice President of Research & Strategic Partnerships, travels to Rwanda to meet PSU Professor Evan Thomas who is in the country working on a program to reduce childhood diarrhea and pneumonia.
Research
Cyber Discovery Camp Cyber Discovery Camp
PSU hosts teams of high school students and teachers at an interdisciplinary summer camp designed to cultivate cyber citizenship and interest in STEM-related fields.
Research
Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles Reinventing the Batteries that Power Automobiles
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Andrew and Jonathan Thorsvik have developed a battery technology that could replace inefficient and toxic lead-acid batteries in automobiles.
Research
Smart Shades Smart Shades
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists propose using solar-powered shades to reduce heat gain and related energy consumption in houses.
Research
The Portland Shower The Portland Shower
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists have developed a system to conserve water in showers while reducing utility bills.
Research
Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd
Dr. Michele Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future
Toulan School faculty member Dr. Thaddeus R. Miller explores the emerging field of sustainability science in his upcoming new book, "Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future."
Publication
Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City Health & Hygiene on the Streets of the Rose City
Research from graduate students in the School of Social Work promotes the adoption of a Homeless Bill of Rights in Oregon.
Research
The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project The Cully Neighborhood Youth Project
From the university-wide student research symposium: undergraduates Dechen Dolkar and Kasey Zamago present a project involving Portland’s youth in plans to bring improvements to their neighborhood.
Research
Changemaker Stories: Paul Thanakorn Vorapanich Changemaker Stories: Paul Thanakorn Vorapanich
Inspiring action for a better world.
Undergraduate Student
Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters Why How We Get Where We Are Going Matters
With her research, Dr. Kelly Clifton is paving the way for multi-modal transportation in the Portland metro region.
Research
Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson
It was at Portland State that Alando first came across the concept of sustainability, LEED certification, and the ‘triple bottom line’ economy. To Alando, sustainability equaled common sense and a reflection of the values his father had already instilled in him.
Alumnus
Changemaker Stories: James Lopez & Amber Smith Changemaker Stories: James Lopez & Amber Smith
Inspiring action for a better world.
Undergraduate Student
Changemaker Stories: Ian Stude Changemaker Stories: Ian Stude
Inspiring action for a better world.
Staff Member
Kristin Engelbretson Kristin Engelbretson
Kristin ensures that PSU students earn credit for their work they've done while abroad! She also helps PSU students take voyages, through the Semester at Sea study abroad program.
Staff Member
Changemaker Stories: Harrell Fletcher Changemaker Stories: Harrell Fletcher
Inspiring action for a better world.
Faculty Member
Changemaker Stories: Ahmed Abidine Changemaker Stories: Ahmed Abidine
Inspiring action for a better world.
Alumnus
Changemaker Stories: Judy BlueHorse Skelton Changemaker Stories: Judy BlueHorse Skelton
Inspiring action for a better world.
Faculty Member
The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
Research
Rachel Landers (Goff) Rachel Landers (Goff)
Working with PSU students to turn study abroad dreams into reality.
Staff Member
Jen Hamlow Jen Hamlow
As Director of Education Abroad, Jen Hamlow works to promote international opportunities for students and faculty alike.
Staff Member
Alyse Collins Alyse Collins
Avid traveler and explorer of new cultures, Alyse Collins, works with PSU students to establish their own international connections.
Staff Member
Meet Rahim Abbasi, Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) Student Meet Rahim Abbasi, Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) Student
Graduate Student
John Petersen, Advisory Board Chair John Petersen, Advisory Board Chair
I am honored to follow in the footsteps of our industry leaders who helped found and guide the Center for Real Estate to what it has become today.
Community Partnership
Alumni Profile: Marci Krass Alumni Profile: Marci Krass
Marci Krass, MS '12, is passionate about growth of all kinds. Having spent a significant portion of her life outdoors, she has substantial knowledge of horticulture and sustainable food production. Her training at the GSE has helped her translate those skills into encouraging growth and development in students.
Alumnus
Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership. Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership.
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami & Kecskes, Kevin. This article discusses the history, structure, and roles of academic and community partners associated with the Civic Leadership minor, and elaborates the philosophical foundation of the interdisciplinary curriculum that aims to build student capacity for the common good.
Publication
Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Professor of Geography, Heejun Chang's collaborative water research examines the complex factors involved in changing hydrologic systems and provides governments, policy makers, and resource managers the data and tools to develop plans to address the growing demand on fresh water supplies.
Research
Arab Culture through Literature & Film Arab Culture through Literature & Film
This five unit high school curriculum, developed with support from the Qatar Foundation International, provides students with knowledge and tools to analyze and understand the Arab world.
Resource
The Center for Public Interest Design The Center for Public Interest Design
At Portland State University's newest research center, design is for equity. Design is for sustainability. Design is for the best interests of everyone.
Research
Meet Jenny McNamara Meet Jenny McNamara
Director of Campus Sustainability Office
Staff Member
Catherine Loverti. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Catherine Loverti. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Resource
Kevin Sampsell. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Kevin Sampsell. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Resource
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Faculty Member
Julie C. Gibson Julie C. Gibson
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10 Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10
Alumnus
Green Buildings at PSU Green Buildings at PSU
Green buildings seek to minimize the use of energy, water, and other natural resources and provide a healthy, productive indoor environment. PSU has 8 LEED Certified buildings on campus.
Location
Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08 Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08
Alumnus
PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Nicole Zimmerman
Nicole Zimmerman's research focuses on electric vehicle charging stations: how they effect the grid, and ways to make them better.
Research
Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94 Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94
Alumnus
Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc. Clean Challenge Semi Finalist: Green Innovations Inc.
Research
Trudy Toliver '84 Trudy Toliver '84
Alumnus
Bridges to Use Bridges to Use
Undergraduates in the School of Business Administration's Strategy Capstone course partner with Innovation & Intellectual Property and gain real world experience researching and planning paths forward for technology developed at PSU.
Research
Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
MESC Monthly MESC Monthly
The Middle East Studies Center distributes a monthly newsletter for educators, the MESC Monthly. Educators may subscribe to receive featured information, resources and opportunities.
Publication
CBI PATH CBI PATH
The Middle East Studies Center presents a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar
The Middle East Studies Center's listserv and online community calendar features information about the Center's events as well as other Middle East-related events taking place throughout the region.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau
The Middle East Studies Center regularly refers affiliated faculty, students, and community members to provide their expertise as guest speakers at local organizations and school classrooms, as sources for media reporting, or as general consultants for Middle East-related issues.
Resource
Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace
“We know we are having an impact and that makes everything worth it.”
Graduate Student
Middle East Studies Center Events Archive Middle East Studies Center Events Archive
The Middle East Studies Center's events archive features event summaries, audio podcasts, pictures, resources and more. Miss an event? Check out the events archive!
Resource
The Green Building Research Lab The Green Building Research Lab
Supporting fundamental and applied research relevant to the green building industry, and serving as a teaching resource for students studying building science.
Research
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
Resource
Meet Jason Franklin Meet Jason Franklin
Director of Campus Planning and Design
Staff Member
Middle East Teaching Tools Middle East Teaching Tools
Middle East Teaching Tools offers a collection of the best tools and resources to support education about the Middle East at the K-12 level. Materials are organized by country and theme and categorized into three sections, background information, news & media, and teaching materials.
Website
Natan Meir. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Natan Meir. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Angela Strecker Meet Professor Angela Strecker
Understanding effects of anthropogenic stressors on freshwater ecosystems
Faculty Member
Meet Professor John Rueter Meet Professor John Rueter
Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Yangdong Pan Meet Professor Yangdong Pan
Freshwater science and conservation
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Joe Maser Meet Professor Joe Maser
Preserving our wetlands
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Elise Granek Meet Professor Elise Granek
Preserving marine biodiversity
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing
Making sustainability education available for all students
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Emeritus Marion Dresner Meet Professor Emeritus Marion Dresner
Encouraging citizen participation in environmental science.
Faculty Member
Climate Action Plan - Implementation Team Climate Action Plan - Implementation Team
Implementing PSU’s ambitious Climate Action Plan is challenging work requiring collaboration between all parts of the university.
Organization
Meet Professor Bill Fish Meet Professor Bill Fish
Heavy metal clean-up
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Cat De Rivera Meet Professor Cat De Rivera
Biological invasion warrior
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Linda George Meet Professor Linda George
Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty Member
Shawn Smallman. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Shawn Smallman. Roundtable Discussion at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast
The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series podcast features audio recordings from the series.
Resource
Middle East Antiquities Middle East Antiquities
In 1962, Mr. Robert Bogue donated a fine and extensive collection of nearly 200 oil lamps to the Middle East Studies Center.
Gift
Middle East Studies Center Middle East Studies Center
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East.
Organization
Middle East Studies Center Film Series Middle East Studies Center Film Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s film series showcases the rich tradition of cinema in the Middle East provides opportunities for audiences to view the region in new ways and to engage with potentially transformative ideas about the Middle East.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide a portion of institutional tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish language study.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog
Notes from Abroad, a Portland State University student blog features reflections on travel and study abroad in the Middle East.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s Lunch & Learn series offers students, faculty, and members of the community an opportunity to learn about events in the region from experts in the field.
Resource
History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza
Student Project
PSU Climate Champions PSU Climate Champions
PSU departments working to reduce their environmental footprint.
Resource
Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
Faculty Member
Harrell Fletcher Harrell Fletcher
Social Canvas - Engaging a community through art
Faculty Member
Randy Bluffstone Randy Bluffstone
Village Provisions - Cultivating rural livelihoods around the world
Faculty Member
Intergenerational Finance: A Business Partnership with the Future Intergenerational Finance: A Business Partnership with the Future
Giving future generations investment power in our current economy is the concept behind Intergenerational Finance.
Research
Laura Robson Laura Robson
Dr. Laura Robson is Associate Professor of History
Faculty Member
Middle East Studies Center Resource Library Middle East Studies Center Resource Library
The Middle East Studies Center has an extensive lending library of curricular materials, teaching resources, books for K-12 students, maps, posters, current and back issues of Saudi Aramco World, and DVDs on many aspects of the Middle East.
Resource
PSU professors co-author U.N. report on happiness PSU professors co-author U.N. report on happiness
Report: economies need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth.
Publication
Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity Conserving Oregon's Rich Biodiversity
Innovation: Supporting biodiversity conservation: the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University
Research
Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment
Innovation: Associate Professor of Biology, Radu Popa and his colleagues are using black soldier fly larvae to recycle nutrients from waste water.
Research
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Brower investigates cultural ecology, mountain geography, Nepal, wildland resource conservation and policy, and the environmental movement.
Faculty Member
Kelly Clifton Kelly Clifton
Travel Choices - Rethinking transportation choices for healthy communities
Faculty Member
Dannelle Stevens Dannelle Stevens
Reflection Matters - Journaling for ideas and insights
Faculty Member
NSF Initiative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) NSF Initiative for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
A video presentation for PSU by the National Science Foundation on the SEES initiative and investments.
Research
John Fitzgerald John Fitzgerald
Systems Science Graduate Program - Alumnus
Alumnus
Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Publication
Meet Heather Spalding Meet Heather Spalding
Staff Member
Meet Paul Aragon Meet Paul Aragon
Paul Aragon is an expert on business ethics and real estate law
Faculty Member
Meet Trevor Calton Meet Trevor Calton
Trevor Calton finances commercial real estate investment
Faculty Member
Reclaiming Sustainability: Vivek Shandas Reclaiming Sustainability: Vivek Shandas
Collectively addressing big problems to find equitable solutions
Faculty Member
Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions Video: Shaping our Place, Scaling up Solutions
CIMM: A new collaborative research center aims to scale-up solutions
Research
Vivek Shandas Vivek Shandas
City Solutions - Transforming urban spaces and natural places
Faculty Member
Sergio Palleroni Sergio Palleroni
Public Works - Greening schools and housing
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Matthew Gebhardt Meet Professor Matthew Gebhardt
Matthew Gebhardt knows how urban housing is development
Faculty Member
Meet Yasmeen Hanoosh - Arabic Meet Yasmeen Hanoosh - Arabic
An award winning translator of Arabic short stories, Dr. Hanoosh's academic interests are as international...as they are diverse.
Faculty Member
reUtica reUtica
A collaborative documentary by Matt and John Dean Ossowski exploring sustainability-focused community initiatives in Portland, OR and Utica, NY.
Research
Andrew Reed Andrew Reed
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Member
Meet Mary Vance Meet Mary Vance
Mary, a Career Counselor for Advising & Career Services, helps students turn their passion for sustainability into a career.
Faculty Member
Meet Anousha Sedighi - Persian Meet Anousha Sedighi - Persian
As the first scholar to publish on Persian as a heritage language, Dr. Sedighi is a linguist who understands the need to balance theory with practice.
Faculty Member
Meet Thomas Kemper
Tom Kemper knows how to buy and develop quality real estate
Faculty Member
Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Michael Taylor, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW Michael Taylor, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor of Practice; Interim Director, BSW Program
Faculty Member
Sam Gioia Sam Gioia
Instructor
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their Japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
Faculty Member
Michael Flower, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Steven Fuller - German Steven Fuller - German
German cultural history and the German immersion experience are the domains of Dr. Fuller.
Faculty Member
Marisa Lino '71 Marisa Lino '71
Diplomatic Assignment
Alumnus
Kristi Yuthas Kristi Yuthas
Earning Power - Lifting people out of poverty through business education
Faculty Member
Scott Wells Scott Wells
Clean Water Acts - Keeping surface water safe from pollution
Faculty Member
Dr. James F. Pankow Dr. James F. Pankow
Dr. Pankow's research has involved the application of chemical principles to understanding how chemicals partition between important phases in the environment.
Faculty Member
Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
Publication
David Peyton David Peyton
Parasite Prescription - Revising solutions, reviving hope
Faculty Member
Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen
Natural Capital - Fostering rural-urban connections
Faculty Member
Scott Marshall Scott Marshall
Better Business - Valuing equity and ecology
Faculty Member
James Pankow James Pankow
Engineering Star - Joining an elite academy
Faculty Member
Veronica Dujon Veronica Dujon
Worlds Together - Weighing global issues on a human scale
Faculty Member
Barry Messer Barry Messer
Pollution Prevention - Restoring stream banks with plants and people
Faculty Member
Research Profile - Carl Wamser Research Profile - Carl Wamser
Carl Wamser and about 50 others researchers worldwide are developing synthetic membranes using a similar process to convert sunlight into electricity—on a scale that one day could be used in homes and skyscrapers.
Research
Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser Research Profile - Loren Lutzenhiser
Before the survey, commissioned by the California Energy Commission, "It was assumed," says Lutzenhiser, "that people would tar and feather you" if you suggested they do without modern conveniences such as air conditioning. "That was the received wisdom, but that's not what happened."
Research
Marcus Ingle Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.
Faculty Member
Political Science Professor Birol Yesilada Political Science Professor Birol Yesilada
Professor Yesilada, Contemporary Turkish Studies Endowed Chair
Faculty Member
Teresa Schmidt Teresa Schmidt
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Tim Kochanski Tim Kochanski
Systems Science Graduate Program
Alumnus
Cecily Froemke Cecily Froemke
Systems Science Graduate Program
Alumnus
Robin Fenske Robin Fenske
Systems Science Graduate Program
Alumnus
Meet Dan Zalkow Meet Dan Zalkow
Associate Vice President for Planning, Construction, and Real Estate
Staff Member
Meet Professor Graig Spolek Meet Professor Graig Spolek
The city is Professor Spolek's laboratory.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Tugrul Daim Meet Professor Tugrul Daim
Tugrul Daim's research and teachings revolve around the creation of roadmaps that organizations can use to implement emerging technologies.
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Meet Professor Dundar Kocaoglu Meet Professor Dundar Kocaoglu
Dundar Kocaoglu and his team of researchers have developed a process to help companies make strategic decisions using mathematical models to determine a decision's impact.
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Meet Professor David Sailor Meet Professor David Sailor
David Sailor is an expert in urban climates and how they're affected by buildings, energy consumption, and human activity.
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Meet Professor David Jay Meet Professor David Jay
David Jay is working to reinvent the field study of tidal analysis.
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Meet Professor Peter Dusicka Meet Professor Peter Dusicka
Peter Dusicka's research revolves around promoting survivability through materials and engineering.
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Meet Professor Scott Wells Meet Professor Scott Wells
Scott Wells specializes in developing computer models for reservoirs, lakes, and rivers in order to maintain their quality.
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Joshua Fost Joshua Fost
Joshua Fost explores implications of neuroscience and the naturalistic worldview.
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Janet Hammer Janet Hammer
Program Director, The Initiative on Triple Bottom Line Development - College of Urban & Public Affairs
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Learning Garden Laboratory Learning Garden Laboratory
Promoting sustainable gardening, growing food and healthy nutrition.
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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development
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Research
Meet Eric Ridenour Meet Eric Ridenour
Eric Ridenour will help your project profit from environmentally responsible practices.
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Meet Matthew Larrabee Meet Matthew Larrabee
Matthew Larrabee values real estate in the Pacific Northwest.
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Meet Vernon Rifer Meet Vernon Rifer
Vernon Rifer develops office, urban housing, mixed use and mixed income projects in the northwest.
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Meet Joel Bettridge
Joel Bettridge draws on his background in poetry and philosophy to help students develop their critical thinking and writing skills.
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Bamboo clothing with a message Bamboo clothing with a message
Alum Ryan Christensen uses "eco-friendly" clothing as his "weapon of choice" to convey a social message.
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David Ervin David Ervin
David Ervin, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Resources
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Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen
Jennifer H. Allen, associate professor of Public Administration.
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Meet David Aoyagi Meet David Aoyagi
David Aoyagi understands how to invest and manage commercial real estate.
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Meet Dan Rogers Meet Dan Rogers
Dan Rogers knows how to compensate executives
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Meet Alan K. Brickley Meet Alan K. Brickley
Alan Brickley can draw up a condominium association agreement.
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Meet Professor Ed Sullivan Meet Professor Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan is Oregon's leading expert on land use law
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Meet Jerald Johnson Meet Jerald Johnson
Jerald Johnson analyzes the market for new real estate developments.
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Meet Will Macht Meet Will Macht
Will Macht develops public-private partnerships.
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Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams
Do you want to talk "politics, public education and environment?" Meet Dr. Dilafruz Williams.
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Meet Professor Karen Karavanic Meet Professor Karen Karavanic
Karen Karavanic's enthusiasm for research motivates her to integrate cutting edge results into all of her courses.
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Meet Professor Vivek Shandas Meet Professor Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
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Meet Professor Aslam Khalil Meet Professor Aslam Khalil
Whether from rice paddies, cities, landfills or cattle, Professor Khalil understands how trace gases effect global warming.
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Meet Professor K. Pelin Basci Meet Professor K. Pelin Basci
From religion to pop culture, Professor K. Pelin Basci believes there is no experience that cannot be translated into every culture.
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Meet Vicki L Reitenauer Meet Vicki L Reitenauer
Vicki Reitenauer helps students use reflective thinking and writing in the service of working collaboratively with community organizations to make positive change.
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Deborah Smith Arthur Deborah Smith Arthur
Deborah Smith Arthur facilitates Capstones in the areas of juvenile justice and educational equity.
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Meet Professor Karen Gibson Meet Professor Karen Gibson
Karen Gibson understands urban diversity.
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Meet Professor Connie Ozawa Meet Professor Connie Ozawa
Connie Ozawa knows how to help people make good decisions about their communities.
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Meet Gerard Mildner Meet Gerard Mildner
Gerard Mildner understands how cities spend money.
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Meet Professor Gerald Sussman Meet Professor Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
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Barry Messer Barry Messer
Barry Messer knows why healthy rivers make healthy communities.
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Meet Jack Straton Meet Jack Straton
With a background in jazz, quantum theory, and diversity training, Jack Straton infuses his classes with creativity, interdisciplinary experience, and interpersonal connection.
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Michael Flower Michael Flower
Michael Flower is a developmental and molecular biologist whose interests turned from the laboratory study of embryos and genes to the ways in which they've become objects of political battle and moral dispute.
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Anmarie Trimble Anmarie Trimble
Anmarie Trimble brings together creative writers and multimedia artists to create literary artworks.
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Jamie P. Ross Jamie P. Ross
Jamie P. Ross shows students how philosophy and critical inquiry is the basis of all further learning.
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Meet Jeff Gerwing Meet Jeff Gerwing
How can people have equitable access to rich and rewarding lives while living within the means of natural systems? This question is central to the research and teaching of Dr. Jeff Gerwing.
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Our Community Partner: US Fish and Wildlife Service Our Community Partner: US Fish and Wildlife Service
This partnership involves the cooperation of the USFWS, the Chinook Tribe and Portland State University and is aimed at archaeological and environmental research, public education and student training.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Bureau of Environmental Services Our Community Partner: Bureau of Environmental Services
The Community Watershed Stewardship Partnership utilizes PSU students in assisting neighborhoods and communities to develop voluntary watershed protection activities and programs.
Community Partnership
Meet Professor Bryant York Meet Professor Bryant York
When not teaching and working with students in his adaptive learning lab in PSU's Computer Science Department, Dr. Bryant York helps shape the future of computer science.
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Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick Meet Professor Thomas Gillpatrick
Oregon's food industry has a lot of cravings. Tom Gillpatrick satisfies them.
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Meet Professor Mark Sytsma Meet Professor Mark Sytsma
When aliens invade our waters, Mark Sytsma fights back.
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