Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hoye joins Center for Energy and Environment

046801b.jpgMegan Hoye (MPP '10) recently joined the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) as the first engagement coordinator. Megan will be working in CEE's new Innovation Exchange department. CEE works on multiple scales including homes, small businesses, and institutions. Her new position will allow her many opportunities to build onto her interests of behavior change and engagement.
Megan's past experience includes volunteer work as an interior designer for both the ASID Community Service Committee and the Minnesota African American Museum and a mentor at Bolder Options. She was also the co-founder at threeACTIONS Project and was a policy graduate intern at Eutectics Consulting LLC.
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Rosales speaks at United Nations

Jon Rosales Photo.jpgJon Rosales (MA '96) spoke at the United Nations third annual Earth Day dialogue on Monday, April 22, 2013. Jon's talk focused on identifying environmental thresholds and the cultures that avoid reaching beyond environmental limits. The discussion was aimed at influencing the post-2015 development agenda and the consideration of and emerging field in the science of decision making.

Jon is an associate professor of environmental studies at St. Lawrence University. He has published numerous articles on environmental affairs with a large focus on climate change. Currently, he is researching the effects of climate change on native substance villages in Alaska. Jon has also been invited to speak at eight other UN conferences about climate change.

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Bond promoted to Professor

Johanna Bond Photo.jpgIn April 2013, Johanna Bond (MA '93) was promoted from associate professor to full professor at Washington and Lee University after joining the School of Law faculty in 2008. Washington and Lee University is a small, private university in Lexington, Virginia that was founded in 1749, making it the ninth oldest higher learning institution in the country.

Johanna was previously a visiting associate professor of law at Georgetown University and assistant director of the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She co-taught a course on international and comparative law and the rights of women. She also led students in a human rights fact-finding mission to document domestic violence in Poland.

Johnson appointed Deputy Commissioner

Chuck_Johnson.jpgChuck Johnson (MA '83) was recently appointed as the deputy commissioner for policy and operations at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The mission of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is to help people meet their basic needs so they are able to achieve their highest potential. Before becoming the deputy commissioner, Chuck was the chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO) and will continue to oversee those jobs.

For the last 29 years Chuck has worked for the state of Minnesota as well as over 24 of those years with DHS. He previously served as the assistant commissioner for the department's Children and Family Services Administration and director of the Transition to Economic Stability Division. Before joining DHS, Chuck worked for the Minnesota Office of Jobs Policy.

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