Core Faculty

Dariush Rafinejad, Ph.D.Provost, Core Faculty


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, Ph.D.Core Faculty


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, Ph.D.Core Faculty, Dean of Academic Affairs


Managerial Finance (San Francisco)

Steven M. Crane, MBA, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D.Core Faculty


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, Ph.D.Emeritus Core


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, Ph.D.Emeritus Core


Leadership for Sustainable Management (San Francisco)

Cynthia was formerly VP 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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