Clinton, John

Clinton, John

John Clinton
MA, History Education, Northwestern University; PhD, Higher Education Policy, Fordham University
Associate Professor, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

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Areas of Expertise:
Environmental Policy, Sustainability Management, Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability, higher education initiatives
John Clinton has served as corporation senior consultant on social responsibility at a variety of organizations, including MetLife, the NGO Lighthouse International (where he served as senior vice president), and as an administrator at NYU, Fordham University, and Hartwick College. He has been a consultant and adviser to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and higher education institutions, including the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations; the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS; and the College Board and has taught at New York University, Long Island University, and Iona College.

Clinton led the development of the new MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management offered at Milano, and served as its founding director. During service on the New School university faculty senate, he chaired its Academic Policy Committee, and was chair of the senate’s task force on sustainable and socially responsible design and construction. He has also served on the grantmaking committee of the university Green Fund; the grantmaking committee of The John L. Tishman Scholarships for Sustainable Development, Design, and Construction; and the New School Sustainability Advisory Committee. He was faculty adviser to the student organizations Net Impact, Students for Animal Rights, and the Sustainable Cities Club. He was the lead faculty for Milano in the Solar Decathlon--an international competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy to design and build a model house that is environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable, in which The New School achieved first place in the Affordability competition. He was vice chairman of the Contributions Advisory Group, a network of major corporate philanthropic programs and a member of the steering committee of the National Interprofessional Education and Training Network.
Courses Taught:
  • Sustainability Perspectives and Practice
  • Sustainable Urban Communities - Solar Decathlon
  • Change Strategies for Sustainable Cities

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