Faculty Research

USD’s faculty has played a major role in making the campus greener. The School of Business Administration is ranked fifth in the nation for incorporating sustainability into its classes and programs. Faculty members have served on the USD Sustainability Task Force, collaborated on research projects with other faculty and students, and secured over $1 million from the National Science Foundation to educate community leaders about the impacts of climate change.


Many faculty members across campus have research that parallels the goals and initiatives of the Sustainability Office. For example, Dr. Michel Boudrias of the Environmental and Marine Science Department worked on a project entitled the ‘Climate Change Awareness High in San Diego’Dr. Colin Fischer of the History Department focuses on research in the field of U.S. environmental history, and Dr. Truc T. Ngo of the Engineering Department has research focusing on green/biodegradable materials and green processes.