For Future Generations: Toward Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability

Sustainability is key to ensuring that our actions today don’t compromise future generations. But how do we balance the competing environmental, economic, and social challenges we face? What impact do our daily choices have on these complex, interconnected systems?

The Faculty Enrichment Center is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, October 25th, 2:30-4:00pm, on these questions and more. One of the panelists, Dr. Andrew Bernier, is a PEWS Faculty Affiliate.

This panel discussion is free and open to everyone. UC faculty, staff, and graduate students can register using the link here. Others who want to attend can email, and we’ll get you signed up to attend.

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About the Speakers

Bob Hyland, Associate Professor Educator – Department of English

Bob Hyland is an Associate Professor Educator in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing track of UC’s Department of English. Hyland also serves as Affiliate Faculty to The Environmental Studies program and The Cincinnati Project in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests include environmental justice, rhetoric and the environment, and the effects of community-engaged pedagogy on student agency. Hyland’s most recent publication is a chapter on the educement of student agency through the praxis of community-engaged technical communication, appearing in ATTW’s “Technical Communication for Environmental Action” due out in October 2022.

Kelly Grimes, Postdoctoral Fellow – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Kelly Grimes is a postdoctoral fellow at Children’s that has been working to promote sustainability within the research labs. I’m currently helping my lab work through a sustainability certification from My Green Lab and I am working on my Sustainability Excellence Associate certification from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

David Stradling, Professor – Department of History

David Stradling is the Zane L. Miller Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of several books, including Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland from Cornell University Press. His current project is a global history of dredging, in which nature is in constant motion and cities try desperately to stay still.

Elizabeth Payne, Assistant Professor – CCM

Elizabeth Payne received her BA in Theatre and Art from Morehead State University in Kentucky  and her MFA in Design for the Stage and Film from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.  As a costume designer, her work has been seen in several off-Broadway premieres, at the American Dance Festival, the Joyce Soho, New York University, the New York Musical Festival, the Clubbed Thumb, the Flea Theater, and most recently, as the assistant costume designer for the late-night talk show Conan on TBS (2017-2019). Elizabeth is a member of United Scenic Artists (Local 829) and the Costume Designer’s Guild (Local 892)

Mauricio Espinoza, Assistant Professor – Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures

Mauricio Espinoza is a Costa Rican-born educator, researcher, poet and translator. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from The Ohio State University. He is assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati. He is also affiliate faculty in the Niehoff Center for Film and Media Studies and directs the Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies. His scholarship focuses on Latinx popular culture, Central American cultural studies, and representations of migration.

Andrew Bernier, Visiting Assistant Professor – School of Education

Andrew Bernier is a Visiting Assistant Professor of STEM Education in UC’s School of Education and holds a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. Andrew is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Public Engagement with Science. In addition to teaching teachers in curriculum and instruction courses, Andrew redesigned the STEM Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate to become the STEM Education for Community Solutions incorporating sustainability and community-based education into the curriculum. For that work, he was recognized with the 2022 Faculty Sustainability Award from UC’s President’s Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability.