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Anthony M. Baratta

Director for Sustainability
101 E. Seminary St.
Anthony Baratta graduated from DePauw in 2010 and was a student leader on many sustainability initiatives. Some of his efforts include leading a campaign that culminated in DePauw University signing the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment ("the PCC"), and  helping develop and implement the annual Energy Wars competition in student housing. He is also the student founder of the DePauw Environmental Policy Project (DEPP), which is a unique experience for students to study environmental policy in- depth and present related information to committees of the Indiana state legislature. As part of Anthony's global sustainability activities, he attended the 2009 United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany and in Copenhagen, Denmark (COP-15). 
Anthony is thrilled to be back at DePauw and working with students, staff and faculty towards a sustainable future.

Zhiyan (AMY) Jiang '15

Sustainability Intern


Amy is a chemistry major from Shenzhen, China. She has served as both treasurer and vice president of DePauw Environmental Club and is an Environmental Fellow. She is a member of Divest DePauw and attended the Eco-Summit in Indianapolis. This past summer she was doing chemistry research with Professor Eppley to study the ionogels and has explored the recyclability and electrocatalysis of the ionogels. She is interested in renewable energy, waste recycling and environmental ethics.


Jim benedix

Winona Welch Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Environmental Fellows Program
Olin 110

Jim Benedix came to DePauw University in 1993, and teaches courses in ecology, evolution, behavior and biostatistics. His research interests lie at the interface of evolution, ecology and behavior. His current focus is on communication in frogs and habitat selection in crickets. He has done field research in Maine, Arizona, Kansas, Puerto Rico, and Indiana and has had research collaborations with over 50 students during his tenure at DePauw.

Allison A. Orjala '14

Sustainability Intern

Allison Orjala is a senior Spanish and conflict studies double major from Minneapolis. As part of the Information Technology Associates Program, she manages the website, marketing and social media. In spring 2011, she attended the Student Sustainability Leadership Summit, served as a panelist on Electronic Waste during Earth Week 2011 and worked extensively on Move Out Days 2012.

Anna C. Urso '14

Conflict-Free Campus Campaigner

Anna Urso is a senior double major in viola performance and environmental geoscience from Beverly Hills, Mich. She is a member of the first class of DePauw Environmental Fellows where she worked with her peers to develop the program’s sustainable design curriculum for the 2012-13 school year. Anna plans to continue the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative brought to campus by DePauw alum Henry Dambanemuya ’13. This project focuses on helping people and institutions become smart consumers when purchasing electronics that could contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dana A. Dudle

Professor of Biology
Olin 114

Dana teaches on evolution, ecology, botany and conservation biology. Her research focuses on plant responses to harsh environments. She hopes that DePauw's growing focus on sustainability will bring opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reconnect with the subtle beauty of our campus ecosystem.



Hiram L. Jome Professor of Economics and Management, Associate Professor of Economics and Management, and Co-Director of the Environmental Fellows Program
Harrison 208

Michele Villinski has been at DePauw since 2000 and was named the 2012 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She teaches courses on environmental and resource economics, applied game theory, international economics and microeconomics. Her current projects include expanding her use of case studies in teaching and learning to use spatial analysis in research. She spent part of her 2008-09 sabbatical in Surabaya, Indonesia on a Fulbright fellowship.



Associate Professor of Geosciences
Julian 213

Jeane is a hydrogeologist who studies water quality and mineral-water interactions. She teaches environmental geoscience courses and advises the DePauw Environmental Club. She hopes that her classes are pathways to more sophisticated understandings of the powerful, interacting systems governing our planet.


Associate Professor of Philosophy
Asbury 216

Jen Everett served as the Sustainability Coordinator until 2008. She teaches courses on consumer, animal, environmental and economic ethics. When asked what she cares about, she responds, "As a philosopher, I care about thinking hard about our world; as an ethicist, I care about understanding and seeking the greater good; and as a faculty member, I care about my university being a good institutional citizen," she says.

Forrest G. Kunkel '15

christopher j. wells

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Part-time Assistant Professor of English


richard J. cameron

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Asbury 217

jason rose

General Manager
BON appetit Management Company
408 S. Locust St.

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