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Presidio Graduate School’s community of world-class faculty is composed of scholar-practitioners, with subject matter expertise in subjects ranging from ecological economics and clean technology to social entrepreneurship and urban sustainability. They are at the forefront of scholarship, teaching and practice in the field of sustainable management. Together with our guest lecturers and academic advisors, PGS faculty offer our students an extraordinary resource for developing their skills and knowledge.

Core Faculty

Ryan Cabinte, MBA, JD

Dean of Online Programs

Market Failures & the Regulatory Environment

Steven Crane, PhD

Dean, Degree and Certificate Programs

Managerial Finance

Dwight Collins, PhD

Operations and Production

Dariush Rafinejad, PhD

Sustainable Products and Services

Sustainable Energy Management

Cynthia Scott, PhD, MPH

Leadership for Sustainable Management

Dean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management

Khalid Kadir, Ph.D.

Quantitative Methods for Business & Public Administration



Adjunct Faculty

Nizar Abdallah, MBA, PhD

Sustainable Energy Management

Dean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management

Joy Amulya, EdD

Integrative MPA Capstone

Summer and Scott Meyer Adjunct Faculty

Sanjay Bonde, BE, MBA


Alison Cohen, MPH

Research Methods & Policy Evaluation

Erin Cooke, MPA

Civic Leadership, Decision-Making, & Systems Thinking

Intergrative MPA Capstone

Robert Coombs, MBA

Managerial Marketing

Fred Gellert Family Foundation Adjunct Faculty

Tammy Esteves, PhD

Introduction to Public Administration & Policy

Information Management, Technology & Policy

Summer and Scott Meyer Faculty

Vanessa Fry, MBA


Scott Fullwiler, PhD

Capital Markets

Beau Giannini, MBA

Director of the Capstone Program

Capstone Professor of Entrepreneurship

Aaron Greene, MBA

MBA Integrative Capstone

Richard Greggory Johnson III

Introduction to Public Administration

Joseph Kott, PhD

Sustainable Urban Development and Policy


Brian Lanahan

Managerial Marketing

Kate Lancaster, Ph.D., CPA, CDP

Managerial Accounting

Donna LaSala, MPA

Public Sector Finance

Information Management, Technology & Policy

Martin Medeiros, MA

Micro- and Macroeconomics

Ecological Economics & Macroeconomics

Nils Moe, MBA, MS

Effective Management, Communication & Action

MK Gratitude Fund Faculty


Tanya Moore, PhD

Research Methods & Policy Evaluation (EL)


Robert Parenteau

Capital Markets

Melissa Paschall, Ph.D.

Micro- and Macroeconomics

Carl Schneebeck, MBA

Effective Management, Communication

Principles of Sustainable Management and Fred Gellert Family Foundation Adjunct Faculty

Dan Sevall, MBA, MS


Wendy Weiden, MPA

Market Failures and the Regulatory Environment

MK Gratitude Fund Adjunct Faculty

Marsha Willard, PhD

Principles of Sustainable Management

Kristin York, MBA

Sustainable Urban Development, Economics, and Policy

Implementation of Sustainable Practices



Current Experts in Residence

Julia Sze, Managing Director, Impact Investing at Arabella Advisors
Steve Schein, Author, A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

Former Experts in Residence

  • R. Paul Herman, CEO and Founder of HIP Investor
  • Warner Phillips, MA, Operating Partner at Pegasus Capital Partners, an Advisor to Nest Labs, and Board Chair of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
  • Wood Turner, MA, outgoing Vice President of Sustainability Innovation at Stonyfield Farm
  • Sandra Taylor, JD, MBA, President and CEO of Sustainable Business International