Faculty List

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

- John Dewey

Andrew Bernish (M.C.P., University of Maryland, AICP) is an Associate Planner at Ayers Saint Gross In Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining Ayers Saint Gross, Andrew worked in the Program Analysis Division of the Maryland State Department of Planning, where he was part of an executive response team that reported to Maryland’s Secretary of Planning. Andrew teaches PSUS 6201, Principles of Sustainable Urban Planning, and co-teaches PSUS 6230, the Korea Studio, with John Carruthers. CV; bernish@gwu.edu

Anthony G. Bigio (M.Sc., University of Rome) is an Urban Advisor with over thirty years of experience of urban development projects across the world. Tony has visited Antarctica and, prior to joining the George Washington University, he served for 20 years at the World Bank Group, where he worked on projects in more than 25 nations. He is a Lead Author on 5th Assessment Report (2014) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with a focus on urban planning and policies for low-carbon cities - including urban density and form, urban metabolism, governance, institutions, and finance. Tony teaches PSUS 6221, Planning Resilient and Low-carbon Cities. CV; agbigio@gwu.edu

John I. Carruthers (Ph.D., University of Washington) is the Director of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program. Prior to joining the George Washington University, John served as an Economist in the Economic Development and Public Finance Division of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; he has previously held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, and the University of Arizona. John teaches PSUS 6202, Urban and environmental Economics, and PSUS 6213, Research Methods II; he also co-teaches PSUS 6222, Sustainable Building, with Chris Pyke and PSUS 6230, the Korea Studio, with Andrew Bernish. CV; jic@gwu.edu

Rachael Jonassen (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is an Independent Expert in climate, energy, and water issues - and has served government and corporate clients on multiple strategic challenges in these fields for more than two decades. She has completed assignments in 20 countries around the globe and supports several NGOs by helping to develop policies related to climate change-related issues. Her many professional accomplishments have been recognized through her election as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Rachael teaches PSUS 6231, The Scientific Basis of Climate Change. CV; rachaelj@gwu.edu

Mesbah Motamed (Ph.D., Purdue University) is a Research Economist in the Agricultural Policy and Models Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Prior to joining the USDA, Mesbah served on a USAID-funded agricultural development project in Peru - assisting local farmers orient their production to export markets - and as a Trade Analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mesbah teaches PSUS 6203, Research Methods I, and PSUS 6211, Land Use and Agricultural Economics. CV; mesbah@gwu.edu

Chris Pyke (Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara) is the Vice President of Research at the U.S. Green Building Council and the CEO of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. He is a Lead Author on 5th Assessment Report (2014) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with a focus on energy and emissions associated with residential and commercial buildings. Prior to assuming these positions, Chris served as a Research Scientist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Climate Change Research Program. Chris co-teaches PSUS 6222, Sustainable Building, with John Carruthers and PSUS 6223, Sustainable Communities II, with Sandra Whitehead. CV; pyke@gwu.edu

Scott Sklar (M.A., Antioch University) is President of The Stella Group, a strategic policy and clean technology optimization firm that he founded in 1995. The Stella Group globally facilitates clean distributed energy by promoting advanced batteries and controls, energy efficiency and storage, geo-exchange, heat engines, mini-generation, micro-hydropower, modular biomass, photovoltaics, small wind, solar thermal, and other technology. Prior to The Stella Group, Scott served (contemporaneously) for 15 years as Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association and Executive Director of the National BioEnergy Industries Association. He is presently Chair of the Sustainable Energy Coalition, plus Chair of the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Scott teaches PSUS 6224, Sustainable Energy for Cities and the Environment. CV; sklar@gwu.edu

John Thomas, Ph.D. (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) is the Director of the Community Assistance and Research Division in the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities - where he works to advance smart growth strategies in communities throughout the country. Prior to joining the EPA, John taught in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. John teaches PSUS 6210, Transportation Planning in City Systems, and PSUS 6212, Sustainable Communities I. CV; jvthomas@gwu.edu

Sandra Whitehead, Ph.D. (Ph.D., Florida State University) is the Director of the Healthy Community Design Program at the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Prior to joining NACCO, Sandra served as the Director of Healthy Community Design for the Florida State Department of Health. Sandra teaches PSUS 6230, Studio in Sustainable Urban Planning, and co-teaches PSUS 6223, Sustainable Communities II, with Chris Pyke. CV;

教师名单

Andrew Bernish (城市规划硕士, 马里兰大学) 是一名在巴尔的摩Ayers Saint Gross工作的助理规划师。 在加入到Ayers Saint Gross 之前, Andrew在马里兰州规划局的项目分析部工作, 作为例行向马里兰规划部部长汇报工作的执行响应组的一员。 Andrew负责教授PSUS6201-城市规划原理, 并且与John共同负责PSUS6230韩国实践项目课程。 bernish@gwu.edu

Anthony G. Bigio(硕士, 罗马大学)是一个拥有三十多年工作经验的城市顾问, 其负责项目遍布全球。 Tony曾经探访过南极洲, 在就职乔治华盛顿大学之前, 他曾在世界银行集团工作二十余年。 在那里他为二十多个国家做过发展项目。 同时, 他是第五次联合国政府间气候变化专门委员会(IPCC)评估报告的主要作者, 着重于低碳城市规划与城市政策, 包括城市密度和形态、城市更新、治理、体制与金融。 Tony在该项目中教授PSUS6221-弹性规划与低碳城市。 agbigio@gwu.edu

John I. Carruthers(博士, 华盛顿大学)是可持续的城市规划项目的负责人。 在就职乔治华盛顿大学之前, John曾担任美国住房与城市发展部下属政策研究办公室中经济发展与公共财政方面的经济学家。 并且曾在马里兰大学、华盛顿大学和亚利桑那大学任过职。 John在该项目中教授PSUS6202-城市与环境经济学和PSUS6213-研究方法 Ⅱ;他也与Chris Pyke 共同教授PSUS6222-可持续建筑, 与Andrew Bernish 共同教授PSUS6230在韩国实践项目课程。 jic@gwu.edu

Rachael Jonassen(博士, 宾夕法尼亚州立大学)是气候、能源和水资源问题方面的独立专家, 她曾为政府和企业客户, 在这些领域进行战略决策与分析长达二十余年。 她已经在全球范围内完成了20多个项目, 并且帮助诸多非营利组织设计与气候变化问题相关的政策。 她的出色成就已经得到肯定并被选为美国地质学会的资深会员。 Rachael在该项目中教授PSUS6231-气候变化的科学依据。 rachaelj@gwu.edu

Mesbah Motamed(博士, 普渡大学)是美国农业经济研究部农业政策与市场交易经济司的经济学家, 在就职美国农业部之前, Mesbah就职于美国国际开发署在秘鲁资助的农业发展项目, 他作为美国商业部的行业分析师帮助当地农民指导其生产与出口。 在该项目中, Mesbah教授PSUS6203-研究方法我和PSU6211-土地利用和农业经济学。 mesbah@gwu.edu

Chris Pyke(博士, 加州大学圣巴巴拉分校)是美国绿色建筑委员会(USGBC)研究的副主席和全球房地产可持续基准的CEO。 他是联合国政府间气候变化专门委员会(IPCC)第五次评估报告(2014年)的主要作者, 撰写重点是与住宅和商业建筑有关的能源消耗和排放。 在此之前, Chris作为研究学者效力于美国环境保护署的全球气候变化研究小组。 Chris和John Carruthers 共同承担PSUS6222-可持续建筑的教学任务, 并与Sandra Whitehead共同教授PSUS 6223-可持续社区发展II CV; pyke@gwu.edu

Scott Sklar(文学硕士, 安提阿大学)是Stella集团总裁, Stella集团是创办于1995年, 是一个战略政策和清洁能源优化的公司。 Stella集团在全球范围内通过推广先进的电池与控制技术、能源效率与储存、生物转化、热机、微型发电、小水电、生物智能模块、小型风电、太阳能利用等工艺来促进清洁能源的广泛利用。 在此之前, Scott同时在太阳能产业协会和国家生物能源工业协会担任执行董事长达15年。 他目前是可持续能源联盟的主席, 以及美国商务部咨询委员会在可再生能源和能源效率领域的主席。 Scott在该项目中教授PSUS6224-城市和环境的可持续能源。 CV; sklar@gwu.edu

John Thomas(博士, 加州大学伯克利分校)是美国环境保护局(EPA)可持续社区办公室中社区援助和研究办公室的主任, 在那里他的工作是从全国范围促进社区的精明增长。 在加入EPA之前, John曾在佛罗里达州立大学的城市与区域规划系任教。 John在该项目中教授PSUS6210-交通规划与城市系统和PSUS6212-可持续社区。 jvthomas@gwu.edu

Sandra Whitehead(博士, 佛罗里达州立大学)是全国省市卫生官员协会(NACCO)中健康社区设计项目的总监, 在加入NACCO之前, Sandra担任弗罗里达州政府健康社区设计的总监。 Sandra在该项目中教授PSUS6230-可持续城市规划实践, 并与Chris Pyke共同教授PSUS6223-可持续社区II。