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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