Sustainability Education Fellows Program
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION FELLOWS
Brett Esaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia State University
Brett examines how religion cultivates and contests the development of sustainable multiracial communities. He focuses on art and the way it expresses realities of religious and social oppression and can serve as a medium for solidarity. Brett brings his knowledge of the worldviews and history of Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans to analyze the depth of multiracial coalitions, including their potential to build sustainable futures and to perpetuate systems of exploitation. He also draws upon a diverse academic background in religious studies, theology, ethnic studies, psychoanalysis, music, and classics to build a manifold image of a flourishing humanity and to contest systems of dehumanization.
Project: Developing a “Self-Concept” Assessment for Sustainability Courses in the Humanities
The current International Sustainability Literacy Test evaluates the development of scientific knowledge regarding issues of sustainability, yet it does not address the extent of the interdisciplinary aims of DANS. This project seeks to develop a second Sustainability Literacy Test with broadened assessment possibilities for humanities courses. In particular, it will measure how courses develop students’ “self-concept,” where students see themselves as integral to a sustainable future. Then, based on this assessment model, Brett will develop courses on sustainable spiritualities in art, urban green spaces, and politics.
Ben Galluzzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Shippensburg University
Ben is dedicated to bringing sustainability themes into the undergraduate mathematics classroom. As the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) representative to Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)-supported Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL) project, Ben frequently organizes workshops and conference sessions that allow college faculty the opportunity to learn about, develop and share sustainability-focused mathematics curriculum. Ben is the Principal Investigator on an NSF-funded project entitled “Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics” (USE Math). The project is focused on creating single class period activities that can be seamlessly integrated into common general education mathematics courses. He also continues to collaborate with SISL colleagues to support the development and growth of interdisciplinary sustainability programs at institutions across the country.
Project: Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL) Across Campus
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