Environmental Justice Initiative: Steering Committee

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with Environmental Studies to create a steering committee of faculty, staff, and students to help move the Wash U community closer towards the Environmental Justice Initiative’s stated goals. 

The steering committee is currently working to create action items focused on integrating environmental justice into the university’s teaching, research, and service by bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community members around key environmental justice concerns in the St. Louis region.

Current Members:

Rod Barnett, Professor and Chair of Master of Landscape Architecture Program

Tim Bartley, Professor of Sociology

Kelly Connor, Graduate Student

Tim Dugan, Community Engagement Manager, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

Catalina Freixas, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design

Angela Hobson, Assistant Dean for Public Health; Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Social Work

Lissa Johnson, Director of Administration, Center for Social Development

Scott Krummenacher, Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Maxine Lipeles, Senior Lecturer in Law; Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

Heather O’Leary, Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology

Jessie Thornton, Undergraduate Student

Molly Tovar, Professor of Practice; Director of Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies

The steering committee is currently looking to expand. The committee meets once a semester, with potential additional working group meetings to address specific action items. If you would like to learn more, or get involved, please contact Angela Hobson at hobsona@wustl.edu.