Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Chris Calwell

First Name
Chris
Last Name
Calwell
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940

Chris Calwell is an internationally recognized expert operating at the intersection of the technologies and policies needed to address climate change. Chris digests and synthesizes deeply technical information, extracts the meaning for a broader audience, incorporates the relevant market context, and then conveys a highly visual narrative in a manner that is understandable and actionable by business leaders, policymakers and individual consumers.

Expertise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Innovative approaches to utility energy efficiency policy and program design
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Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Daniella Russo

First Name
Daniella
Last Name
Russo
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastictm, an innovation accelerator with focus on plastic pollution. Daniella Russo believes that intractable global challenges can be addressed by harnessing the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the power of the markets to do good. Since 2009, she has led the development of an innovation eco-system to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment and public health, with special focus on ocean plastic.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise
  • Marine plastics and pollution
  • Entrepreneurship for waste management solutions
Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Todd Walters

First Name
Todd
Last Name
Walters
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Phone
978.270.9356

Todd Walters is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Peace Park Expeditions. Walters applies experiential learning to teach environmental peacebuilding. He has adapted Peace & Conflict Impact Assessment methodology to transboundary protected areas, and produced short documentary films in the Transcending Boundaries series which portray multiple stakeholder perspectives concerning environmental peacebuilding in transboundary protected areas.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise
  • Environmental peacebuilding
  • Conflict impact assessment and management
Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Brendan P. Kelly

First Name
Brendan
Last Name
Kelly
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
Craig Building CR-22
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.6615 x8405

Dr. Brendan P. Kelly is a marine ecologist with a focus on sea ice environments. He has participated in and led collaborative research in the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Baltic Sea, and Antarctica. He has served on numerous national and international science panels and as a science adviser to indigenous organizations in Alaska. 

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise
  • Sea ice ecosystems
  • Behavior and ecology of marine mammals
  • Adaptations of marine mammals to sea ice environments
Extra Information

Education History

University of California Santa Cruz

B.A. in Biology 1975

University of Alaska Fairbanks 

M.S. in Biology 1979

Purdue University 

Ph.D. in Biology 1996

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Monica Galligan

First Name
Monica
Last Name
Galligan
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.6615

Monica Galligan is an Adjunct Professor in the International Policy program teaching GIS skills. She is also a lecturer at California State University at Monterey Bay, lecturing in Environmental Policy and Economics. Her work bridges science and policy, examining interactions among natural and economic systems. 

Moinica has a Master of Science degree in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy from California State University at Monterey Bay. She resides in Monterey with her family.

Expertise
  • Socioeconomics of marine fisheries
  • GIS
Faculty Program Tags
Extra Information

Education History

California State University, Monterey Bay:

M.S. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Judith Kildow

First Name
Judith
Last Name
Kildow
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
Craig Building CR-20
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.4175

Dr. Judith Kildow is founder and Director of the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) (www.OceanEconomics.org), in the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Her field of interest bridges science, economics and policy, identifying how economic activities and ocean changes affect each other and influence policies. 

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise
  • Ocean and coastal economics
  • Coastal management
  • Marine and science policy
Extra Information

Recent Research

  • Building consensus on a working definition of "New Blue Economy"
  • Economic and environmental implications of opening up the Artic
  • Building a global coastal alliance of nations to standardize definitions and data collection for Ocean Accounts

Education History

The Fletcher School, Tufts University:

Ph.D International Relations and Science Policy, 1972

The Fletcher School, Tufts University:

M.A.in Law and Diplomacy, 1964

Grinnel College

B.A. in Political Science, 1964

Publications

Judith Kildow and Jason Scorse (CBE Director) "Ecosystem Services and Their Economic and Social Value", chapter in Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management, Taylor and Francis Publishers (2014)

Judith Kildow and Jing Guo (Visiting Scholar) "The Gap between Science and Policy: Assessing the Use of Non-market Valuation in Estuarine Management," Ocean and Coastal Management, Elsevier Press (2014)

Judith Kildow and Matthew Nichols (2014 OCRM grad) The Political Economy of Oil Spill Damage Assessment: NRDA and Deepwater Horizon, CBE working paper (2014)

Kildow, Colgan, Scorse, Johnston and Nichols, "The State of the US Ocean and Coastal Economy," National Ocean Economics Report, Center for the Blue Economy, Monterey Institute of International Studies (2014)

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Patrick Cotter

First Name
Patrick
Last Name
Cotter
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA

Patrick Cotter is an Adjunct Professor in the MIIS International Environmental Policy program.  He has more than 31 years of experience as an environmental scientist and international affairs specialist in managing domestic and international ocean programs for the United States Government. He has managed technical groups to support protections of coastal watersheds, reduction of coastal and marine pollution, implementation of large controversial port dredging projects, and protection of living marine resources.  Mr.

Faculty Program Tags
Short Programs & Research Centers
Expertise
  • Marine pollution
  • International marine organizations
Extra Information

Non-academic Interests 

Mr. Cotter has been a recreational scuba instructor, research diver, and underwater photographer since 1975, with diving experience in California, the Caribbean Sea, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas.

Education History

McGill University, Montreal, Canada: 

Master of Science, Oceanography, 1984

University of Texas, Austin, TX: 

Bachelor of Science, Biology- Marine Option, 1976

Publications

Commission for Environmental Cooperation.2003. Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity

International Maritime Organization.2014. The London Protocol: What It Is and How to Implement It.

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Julia Townsend

First Name
Julia
Last Name
Townsend
Julia Townsend
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Language(s)
العربية
Français
italiano

Julia Townsend is the principal of Enviro-Strategy, an environmental policy consulting firm that specializes in facilitating behavior change to build more sustainable communities. Project topics to date include water use, marine debris and climate action with clients such as Stanford University, the Soquel Creek Water District, and the Institute at the Golden Gate in San Francisco.

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise
  • Behavior change
  • Community mobilization
  • Environmental education
Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Casson Trenor

First Name
Casson
Last Name
Trenor
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Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off the African coast, and gone octopus fishing with holy men on the Island of Yap.

Expertise
  • Corporate campaign management
  • Sustainable seafood
  • Marine resource conservation
Faculty Program Tags
Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Nikolas Strong-Cvetich

First Name
NIkolas
Last Name
Strong-Cvetich
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Language(s)
Español
Français
italiano

Nik is the Executive Director of Save The Waves Coalition, where he oversees operations and World Surfing Reserves, Surfonomics and Endangered Waves programs.

MIIS Tags
Expertise
  • Ecosystems management
  • Environmental non-profit management
  • Environmental education
Faculty Program Tags
Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

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