Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
Joe Arvai is the Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise in the School of Natural Resources & Environment, and the Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan. In addition to his position at the U of M, Joe is a Senior Researcher at the Decision Science Research Institute in Eugene, OR, and he is an Adjunct Professor in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Joe is an internationally recognized expert in the risk and decisions sciences; his work has two main areas of emphasis: First, his research is focused on advancing our understanding of how people process information and make decisions, with a specific emphasis on how people make tradeoffs. Second, Joe and his group conduct research focused on developing and testing decision-aiding tools and approaches that can be used by people to improve decision quality across a wide range of environmental, social, and economic contexts. His research is applied, and accounts for decision-making by a broad spectrum of public and stakeholder groups, as well as by technical experts, business leaders, and policy makers. In addition to Joe’s academic work, he is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chartered Science Advisory Board, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Environmental Change and Society. Click here for more on Professor Arvai’s research.
Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; Education Director University of Michigan; Graham Sustainability Institute
Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, a position that holds joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Andy also serves as Education Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute. In his research, Andy uses organizational, network and strategic analyses to assess the implications of environmental issues for business, and has published over a dozen books and over ninety articles and book chapters on the topic. Prior to academics, Andy worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (Region 1), Metcalf & Eddy Environmental Consultants, T&T Construction & Design, and the Amoco Corporation. Click here for more on Professor Hoffman’s research.
Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce
Professor Lyon’s current research deals with the interplay between corporate strategy and public policy, including corporate environmentalism, electric utility investment practices, natural gas contracting, innovation in the health care sector, and the introduction of competition in regulated industries. His book Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2004. Professor Lyon serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and his research has been published in such journals as the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. Click here for more on Professor Lyon’s research.
Thomas N. Gladwin
Professor Emeritus of Corporate Strategy and International Business and Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources
Professor Gladwin’s current research centers on establishing and promulgating a science of sustainable enterprise, a field that addresses relationships among ecosystems, social systems, economic systems and organizational systems. Tom is the author of over 130 articles, cases and chapters on international and environmental management and eight books including: Environment, Planning and the Multinational Corporation, Multinationals Under Fire: Lessons in the Management of Conflict, Environmental Aspects of the Activities of Transnational Corporations, Building the Sustainable Corporation: Creating Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Advantage, Stakeholder Negotiations: Exercises in Sustainable Development, and Business, Nature and Society: Towards Sustainable Enterprise (in process). Professor Gladwin was awarded the 2003 Faculty Pioneer- Lifetime Achievement award from the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute. Click here for more on Professor Gladwin’s research.
The Erb Institute Faculty Affiliates Program was established to support and expand interdisciplinary research and teaching related to Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. Faculty members from across the University, working on issues of Global Sustainable Enterprise, are invited to become Faculty Affiliates of the Erb Institute.