Dr. Chad Jones
At the beginning of the spring 2014 semester, Professor Jones was selected to serve as the first Suzi Oppenheimer '56 Faculty Director of the Office of Sustainability. As the Faculty Director, Professor Jones co-directs the Office with the Manager of Sustainability, specifically leading all of the College’s efforts to integrate the central tenets of sustainability throughout the curriculum. Some of these efforts include establishing professional development opportunities that assist faculty to integrate the tenets of sustainability into their curriculum, building collaborations with all five academic centers on campus, and identifying and advertising courses offered on campus that are sustainability-focused.
Some of Professor Jones’s academic work includes the researching patterns of spread of invasive species. He uses statistical models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to predict the potential distributions of invasive species at several scales.