Program Directors and Professors

Dariush Rafinejad, PhDProvost

COURSES

Sustainable Products and Services (San Francisco)
Sustainable Energy Management (San Francisco)

Dariush has had over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in high-tech industries in Silicon Valley.He was Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both billion dollar semiconductor process equipment manufacturers.

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Marsha Willard, PhDProgram Director and Professor

COURSES

Principles of Sustainable Management (San Francisco)
Capitalism in Context: Economics & Business Models for People & Planet (Seattle)
Means & Measures: Accounting for Triple Bottom Line Success (Seattle)

Marsha maintains her 25-year-old consulting firm doing business under the name of AXIS Performance Advisors. AXIS specializes in helping organizations implement sustainability.

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Steven Crane, PhDProgram Director and Professor

COURSES

Managerial Finance (San Francisco)

Steven M. Crane, MBA, PhD is a consultant, educator, and expert in sustainable finance. He has over two decades of experience designing and implementing sustainable change strategies for social enterprises.

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Khalid Kadir, PhDProgram Director and Professor

COURSES

Quantitative Methods for Business and Public Administration (San Francisco)
Capitalism in Context: Economics and Business Models for People and Planet (Seattle)

As a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, Khalid has taught courses on Global Poverty, Political Economy, and Environmental Engineering. He has also served as a Core Faculty member of the Blum Center’s Global Poverty & Practice program and a Faculty Advisor to the Engineering Scholars=Engaged Scholars (ES2) program.

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Dwight Collins, PhDEmeritus Professor

COURSES

Operations and Production (San Francisco)

Dwight Collins is one of the founding faculty members of Presidio Graduate School. He teaches sustainable operations management and co-founded PGS’s Experiential Learning Program.

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Cynthia Scott, PhDEmeritus Professor

COURSES

Leadership for Sustainable Management (San Francisco)

Cynthia was formerly Vice President of Consulting at Saatchi & Saatchi S setting strategies and implementing programs that promoted personal and organizational sustainability practices. Cynthia has over 25 years of experience as an organizational strategist, author, and executive coach.

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Mary Kay Chess, PhDEmeritus Professor

COURSES

Organizational Systems (ALP), Leadership & Personal Development (Seattle)

Mary Kay teaches new and emerging leaders how to facilitate change in complex organizations and start-ups. She maintains her 25-year passion and commitment to supporting healthcare improvements through engagements with HHS on training for leaders in rural healthcare shared services networks. Mary Kay also provides distance learning leadership and personal development training to healthcare executives through learning communities supported by the National Cooperative of Healthcare Networks Association (NCHN).

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