Mike Bryson edits the SUST at RU Blog and is its primary contributor since June 2012. Along with Carl Zimring and Brad Hunt, he co-founded the Sustainability Studies program at Roosevelt during the 2009-2010 academic year. An Associate Professor of Humanities and Sustainability Studies at RU, Bryson’s courses include SUST 210 The Sustainable Future, SUST 220 Water, and SUST 350 Service & Sustainability.
D. Bradford (“Brad”) Hunt co-founded the SUST program at RU and is Dean of the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, Vice Provost for Adult and Experiential Learning, and Professor of Social Science and History. An expert and widely-published scholar on urban history and city planning, Hunt teaches SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, & Planning.
Suhail Barot was a Visiting Instructor of Sustainability Studies at Roosevelt University during the 2012-13 academic year. An electrical engineer by training with a MS in Natural Resource Management, Barot has expertise in energy, waste, recycling, and environmental policy. In the fall of 2013, he started PhD studies in electrical engineering at the University of Toronto.
Allison Breeding is a senior Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt University. She was awarded an agroecology research fellowship through a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship this summer at Southern IL University. This summer she wrote from the field as a SUST at RU guest blogger.
Allison Mayes is serving an internship in the Sustainability Studies Program this Fall 2013 semester as a contributor and assistant editor of this blog as well as the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future (SSF) website project. A senior SUST major, Allison was a lead author of the Water section of the SSF project in 2011 and was part of the inaugural section of SUST 350 Service & Sustainability class that worked at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm in Cabrini-Green during the winter/spring of 2012.
Mike Miller, a senior SUST major at Roosevelt, is working during the summer of 2013 as an intern at the noted Chicago restaurant,Uncommon Ground, which specializes in sustainable practices and home of the nation’s first rooftop farm. He is contributing periodic blogs during the summer and early fall of 2013 recounting the work he’s performing during his internship.
MaryBeth Radeck is a Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt University, where she also works as an environmental sustainability associate at RU’s Schaumburg Campus and manages the university’s 2-year-old community garden. A longtime marketing/communications professional, she also has a Master Gardener’s certificate from the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Carl Zimring, a former Assistant Professor of Social Science and Sustainability Studies at Roosevelt, co-founder the SUST program in 2009-2010 and edited this blog from June 2010 to May 2012. A renowned scholar of waste, recycling, and the environmental history of cities in the US, Zimring is now Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where he studies junk and talks trash.