Meet the Faculty of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership

The three-fold mission of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) is to encourage sustainable business practices through outreach, research and teaching activities. Since 2010, nearly 75 students have taken all three courses offered within the SEP, graduating with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE). The core faculty of the SEP come from the three schools involved in the partnership – the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, the College of Engineering & Computer Science and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

Cliff Davidson

Cliff-DavidsonCliff Davison is the Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, and environmental engineering program director with the civil and environmental engineering department at Syracuse University’s College of Engineering & Computer Science. He also is affiliated with the Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and serves as director for the Center for Sustainable Engineering. His research interests include emission inventories for airborne lead and ammonia, sustainable development in urban areas and green infrastructure for stormwater management, which comprises his current research. He teaches various sustainability courses. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering science from the California Institute of Technology.

Sharon Moran

sharon-moranSharon Moran is associate professor and leader, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Ph.D. program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Syracuse University’s department of geography. Her research interests include political ecology, sustainable enterprise, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues and environmental issues in post-Communist countries. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Boston University, an M.S. in political science and public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University.

Todd Moss

todd-mossTodd Moss is assistant professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. He also serves as faculty director for the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership. His research interests focus on the intersections of entrepreneurship, innovation and social responsibility. Prior to his academic career, he worked at Ford Motor Company in various product strategy and engineering assignments. He earned his Ph.D. in business administration with an emphasis in strategy and entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University. He also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering, as well as an MBA, all from Brigham Young University.

David Newman

david-newmanDavid Newman is a professor of resource economics and policy at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His primary research areas have been the economics of public policy related to timber supply and land use change. He has a B.S. in forest management from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in forest resource economics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in natural resource economics from Duke University.