Goddard School Faculty Named 'Green' Pioneers

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University faculty members Therese Grijalva, David Malone, Cliff Nowell and Shane Schvaneveldt have been recognized for their work with sustainable business curriculum by Utah Business Magazine.

The four professors were named "Green Pioneers" at the magazine's Utah Green Business Awards on Oct. 22 in Salt Lake City.

Grijalva, Malone, Nowell and Schvaneveldt were recognized for their work in creating a first-of-its-kind graduate curriculum in Utah targeting environmental sustainability for businesses. The coursework is part of the master of business administration program in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at WSU. The curriculum requires students to take four courses — ethics, business practices, accounting and finance, and economics — that include a sustainability focus. Students also are required to complete a consulting project in sustainability for a local business.

"We felt like incorporating this curriculum into our program was a huge opportunity for our students," Grijalva said. "It gives the students who are passionate about this the chance to match their passion with their education."

The first group of students began the program this fall. When the curriculum is completed in May, the students will be the first to bring their environmental skills into the workplace.

The Utah Green Business Awards were sponsored by Utah Business Magazine. The magazine's editors and an independent judging panel selected the honorees.

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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu
Lewis Gale, dean of the Goddard School of Business
801-626-6063 • lewisgale@weber.edu 

Therese Grijalva, associate professor of economics
801-626-7567 • tgrijalva@weber.edu

Matthew Mouritsen, MBA director
801-626-8151 • mmouritsen@weber.edu