Wolverine Caucus

Next Caucus Event, October 21, 2015:
Preserving Our Great Lakes: How Do We Adapt As they Change?

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Dr. John Callewaert is the Integrated Assessment (IA) Center Director at the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute;
Nicole Berg manages the Planet Blue Ambassador (PBA) program.

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Christman/MML Building, First Floor, 208 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI. 48933
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John Callewaert

Director, Integrated Assessment
Lecturer, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
John Callewaert is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of translational knowledge efforts which actively involve subject matter experts, decision-makers, and key stakeholders in outlining viable pathways toward sustainability solutions. John works in collaboration with the IA faculty research teams and participates on IA projects, conducting research as appropriate. In addition to his work with the IA Program, John is an instructor for UC 327:  Sustainability Scholars Interdisciplinary Thinking - the junior level course for the Graham Sustainability Scholars program - and serves as the co-principal investigator for the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program – a six-year longitudinal study in collaboration with U-M Institute for Social Research that assesses sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff over time to inform educational programs and campus operations.

John earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at UM–Ann Arbor.  His teaching and research interests focus on environmental justice, environmental sociology, environmental management and community-based research. From 2000-2007, John was the founding director of the Institute for Community and Environment at Colby-Sawyer College and an Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education. John came to the Graham Institute in 2009 after serving for two years as the Director of the UM-Flint Office of Research.
Between 1984 and 1987 John served as an agricultural volunteer with Peace Corps Nepal working on improving seed supplies in remote hill villages.  John serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences and as an advisory board member for The Integrated Assessment Society.

Nicole Berg

PBA Program Coordinator.
Nicole Berg manages the Planet Blue Ambassador (PBA) program, one of the core community engagement programs to involve U-M faculty, staff, and students in achieving the University of Michigan's campus sustainability goals and fostering an ethic of sustainability at U-M.  She also works with the Graham Institute's Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program, U-M's "eco-rep" program (Planet Blue Student Leaders), and the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program.
Nicole joined the Graham Institute's Education Center staff in 2012, with a background in environmental education and policy.  Previously, Nicole worked for the City of Ann Arbor, primarily focused on public outreach and education for environmental programs, including recycling.  She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Carthage College.

About the Wolverine Caucus

Wolverine Caucus members are U-M alumni working in and around State of Michigan government, including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors who meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session.

Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which University of Michigan friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views and learn from the world-class talents of U-M faculty and administrators.

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