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Dr. Susan Allen-Gil Dr. Susan Allen-Gil

Dr. Susan Allen-Gil is a Full Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences.   She received a B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University, a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from Oregon State University. As a doctoral student, she was a National Academy of Sciences Young Investigator, and when she finished her degree, she was a NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While her scientific research focuses on contaminants in fish in arctic environments, she is heavily involved in sustainability education. Dr. Allen-Gil was the PI of a National Science Foundation grant (Applying Science to Sustainability) that launched much of the subsequent related sustainability activities at Ithaca College. She now manages the Partnerships for Sustainability Education, the outgrowth of the NSF project, which fosters sustainability thinking and practice at IC, EVI and in the surrounding region. Most recently, Dr. Allen-Gil received funding from the NATO Science for Peace Program to host an international Advanced Research Workshop on Rethinking Higher Education to Meet the New Challenges of Environmental Security held in May 2008 in Ukraine. For her work in sustainability, Dr. Allen-Gil has received the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Practices Award, as well as being nominated for a TIAA-CREF Hesbrough Award and for CASE US Professor of the Year.  Most recently, she published a roundtable discussion on sustainability as an academic discipline in Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and represented US higher education institutions at the UNESCO International Forum  on Education for Sustainable Development in Beijing, China.


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