People

The GCSC is a thriving campus network, linking scholars across departments and colleges. The GCSC is integrated with the Sustainability Office as the research arm, catalyzing research on the environment, global change, and sustainability. Our small staff works with and supports affiliate faculty and their graduate students.  The Executive Committee guides policies and decisions for the Center, with each representative acting as a liaison between their college and the GCSC.

Brenda B. Bowen
Brenda B. Bowen
Director, GCSC
Professor, Geology and Geophysics
(801) 585-5326
brenda.bowen@utah.edu

Julie Johnsson

Julie Johnsson
Administrative Assistant
(801) 581-6414, (801) 587-3406
julie.johnsson@utah.edu


Laurie Mecham
Administrative Program Coordinator
(801) 581-6414
laurie.mecham@utah.edu

Meghan Dovick

Meghan Dovick
Associate Instructor
Administrator – Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
meghan.dovick@utah.edu

 


Ming Li
Accountant
(801) 587-9542
ming.li@utah.edu

Sarah Hinners
Associate Director, GCSC
Director, Center for Ecological Planning and Design
Research Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
sarah.hinners@utah.edu

The GCSC is the research arm of the University of Utah Sustainability Office. Click here to see all Sustainability Office staff.



The Executive Committee includes representatives from affiliated colleges, each of whom are chosen by affiliate faculty from that college.
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING
Sarah Hinners

Research Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Jennifer Weidhaas
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Alternate: Marc Calaf

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Wendy Wischer
Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History


COLLEGE OF HEALTH

Jeff Rose
Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Parks Recreation & Tourism


COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

Kevin DeLuca
Professor, Communication


COLLEGE OF LAW
John Ruple

Research Professor, Law
Alternate: Heather Tanana, Law

COLLEGE OF MINES & EARTH SCIENCES
John Lin
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Alternate: Gabe Bowen

Kenneth Golden
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Kenneth M. Golden
Professor, Mathematics
Alternate: Fred Adler, Mathematics

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Summer Rupper
Associate Professor, Geography
Alternate: J. Tyler Faith, Anthropology

Advisory Members

Cheri Daily
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS,
OFFICE FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Jim Ehleringer
Jim Ehleringer
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY
FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF GCSC

Derrek Hanson
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RED BUTTE GARDEN

Jason Cryan
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH

Mitchell Power
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH