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Director and Faculty, Bard MBA; Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Ph.D. (Economics), University of Michigan; B.A. (Geology), Williams College. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons, 2010) now in its sixth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England, 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (Island Press, 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in, among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and Environment, Workplace and Employment, and is on the steering committee of Economics for Equity and the Environment. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Follett Corporation, and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative. In addition Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: Campus to Congress(C2C) Fellows and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools, and other institutions across the country.
Katie Van Sant
Assistant Director of Admissions
M.S., Environmental Policy, Bard College; B.A., Political Science, Montana State University. After finishing her M.S. from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and working on numerous political and social campaigns, Katie acted as a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme. At UNDP, she supported programs addressing the threats of climate change to developing countries. Katie next took a position as the Director of Sustainability and Partnerships at the green start-up she had helped launch during her time at Bard, Clean Air Lawn Care, as it began a national franchise sales campaign. In this position, Katie negotiated and managed strategic commercial and governmental partnerships, oversaw sustainability compliance, recruited franchise owners, and coordinated a national branding and marketing campaign. She most recently worked in new media marketing and PR 2.0 before returning to Bard College to coordinate the launch of the MBA in Sustainability.
B.A., English, Women's and Gender Studies, Pace University. Prior to joining the Bard MBA in Sustainability team as the Program Associate, Christina worked at Pace University as the Program Coordinator for the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship where she gained experience in higher education. She serves on the steering committee of the Emerging Leaders Network with the National Council for Research on Women helping to support young professionals in the non-profit, academic, and public sector fields through professional development, networking, and events based in NYC. Christina relocated from Long Island up to the Hudson Valley to assist in the administration of the Bard MBA in Sustainability.