Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


John Callaway

Program Director
(415) 422-5702

John Callaway received his PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 1994. Prior to his position at USF, John was the Associate Director of the Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory (PERL) at San Diego State University. At USF, Professor teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory environmental science, applied ecology, wetlands, and restoration ecology. His research expertise is in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and...

Education:

PhD, Louisiana State University, 1994

Expertise:

Wetland restoration, Wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics

Jim Williams

Academic Director

Professor Jim Williams is a global thought leader in the area of low-carbon energy systems. At USF his focus is on developing a new generation of energy professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to have rewarding careers in sustainably meeting society’s energy needs. Prof. Williams was formerly chief scientist at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), where he consulted on many aspects of energy technology, planning, and regulation for government, utility, and industry clients. His...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, BS, Physics, Washington & Lee University

Expertise:

Energy technology, planning, and regulation, Low carbon energy systems, Climate change science and policy

Thomas Grossman

Professor
(415) 422-6156

Professor Tom Grossman likes to see non-technical people harness the power of analytics and technology to lead their organizations. His interests include business analytics, spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet information systems, managerial communication of analytical work, and analysis-driven process improvement. He spent the early years of his career at an analytics consulting firm working on large-scale systems for operations and planning in the United States and Scandinavia. His...

Education:

PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994, MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985, BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Stephanie Siehr

Professor
(415) 422-5986

Professor Siehr works on energy–based solutions to multiple environmental problems–from local air pollution to global climate change–combining engineering with tools from political economy and organizational analysis. With a geographical focus on China, Japan, and the US, her research and teaching examine energy and carbon saving strategies; emissions inventories; city climate action; environmental and energy policy analysis; urban sustainability, international cooperation; and environmental...

Education:

PhD, MS, Environmental Engineering and Policy, Stanford University , SB, Chemical Engineering, MIT

Part-Time Faculty


Riya Chajed

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5987

Riya Jain Chajed is a contemporary expert in developmental finance. She works with Generate Capital Inc., a financial services company broadly focused on investments in clean tech & sustainable infrastructure. Professor Chajed has extensively worked with an array of non-banking financial institutions (such as manufacturing, retail, and logistics companies) on value-based addition models to provide operational & financial solutions. While she has broad experience in strategic modeling,...

Education:

MS, Financial Analysis, University of San Francisco, MBA, Amity Business School, B.Com, Accounting & Finance, University of Mumbai

Expertise:

Finance

Paul De Martini

Adjunct Professor

Paul De Martini is a leading expert on the business, policy and technology dimensions of a more distributed power system. His work draws upon a unique set of successful executive experiences in transforming utility operations, building successful competitive energy services firms and growing technology ventures. His extensive writings and consulting work have influenced industry transformation efforts in Australia, Canada, and across the US. Paul is also currently a visiting scholar at the...

Education:

MBA, University of Southern California, BS, Applied Economics, University of San Francisco

Expertise:

Energy Industry Business Strategy, Electric Policy and Regulation, Integrated Grid Planning, Grid Modernization

Chris Greacen

Adjunct Professor

Chris Greacen works on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy from village to government levels. As co-director of the non-profit organization Palang Thai he helped draft Thailand’s Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) policies and conduct studies in support of the country’s feed-in tariff program. As a consultant to the World Bank, GIZ and ADB he assisted the Myanmar government in developing and implementing the off-grid component of Myanmar’s National Electrification Program, work...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, BA, Physics, Reed College

Expertise:

mini grids, renewable energy, rural electrification in developing economies

Frank Lindh

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Frank R. Lindh is the retired general counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission and currently a solo practitioner. Mr. Lindh has been a practicing lawyer in the field of energy law for 33 years, initially in Washington, D.C., and since 1991 in San Francisco. Lindh is former president of the Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, and is a past member of the Energy Bar Association's national board of directors. He also has been a member of the board of...

Education:

BA, Pennsylvania State University, MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD, Georgetown University