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EEDS Major Welcomes Neil Drobny as Program Director and is Profiled in the OSU vs. Miami University Football Program

Sep. 4, 2012

Ohio State student Parijat Jha, who is enrolled in the EEDS major, and faculty member Neil Drobny, the Director of the EEDS program, profiled in the OSU vs. Miami football program on September 1, 2012. Photo Credit: The Ohio State University
The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major at Ohio State, which officially kicked off its first semester this fall, was profiled in the OSU vs. Miami University football program for the game held on Saturday, September 1, 2012. In case you missed it, the online version of the profile can be found here.

The profile features EEDS student Parijat Jha, as well as Neil Drobny, the Director of the EEDS major, who officially joined the program as of September 1, 2012.  Neil brings to the EEDS major many years of experience teaching sustainability concepts to business students and a wealth of experience and contacts in the business and public service communities. In his new role at AEDE, Neil will serve as the primary contact and the coordinating advisor for the EEDS major.
The EEDS major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. This cutting-edge major provides the core knowledge and skills students need to launch a career in sustainability in the private, public or non-profit sectors. The goal of the EEDS major is to provide students with rigorous coursework and training in sustainability to prepare them for the career path they choose.  EEDS gives students that have a passion and a purpose the tools they seek to become agents of change. Students in the program can choose to specialize in one of four areas: sustainability and business, environmental economics and policy analysis, community development, or international development. EEDS is a joint major between the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  Additional partners include the Fisher College of Business; Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; City and Regional Planning; International Studies; Center for Resilience; John Glenn School of Public Affairs; and the President’s and Provost’s Council on Sustainability.

September 4, 2012