Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
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Staff

  • Phillip L. Thompson, PhD

    Phillip L. Thompson, PhD

    PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
    MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
    BA, Biology, University of Iowa
    Director, Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
    Phone: 206.296.5521
    Building/Room: Engineering 524
    Professor Phillip Thompson serves as Director of the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and served as Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair from 2006-2013. He received the 2015 Seattle University Alumni Association's  Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2011-2012 Father James McGoldrick Fellowship, Seattle University's highest faculty honor. He was also awarded the 2009-2010 Thomas J. Bannan endowed chair of engineering. Dr. Thompson joined Seattle University after receiving his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1997. He also earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Iowa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
    Michael Schut

    Michael Schut

    MS, Environmental Studies, University of Oregon
    BS, Biology, Wheaton College
    Program Coordinator, Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
    Phone: 206.220.8461
    Building/Room: Bullitt Center, 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 200
     Michael Schut serves as Program Coordinator for the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability. Prior to that he served with the national Episcopal Church as Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer. Mike also served on staff for the Seattle-based Earth Ministry for 11 years. He has edited/partially authored three books: Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective; Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread; and Money and Faith: The Search for Enough. His writing and speaking/retreat leadership seeks to connect faith, simplicity, sustainability, and eco-justice. Mike's degrees include a BS in Biology from Wheaton College and a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon.
    Karen Price

    Karen Price

    MA, Organization Systems Renewal, Seattle University
    BS, Business, Oregon State University
    Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
    LEED Accredited Professional
    Master Composter/Recycler
    Campus Sustainability Manager
    Phone: 206.255.4030
    Building/Room: Bullitt Center, 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 200

     Karen Price joined Seattle University in 2005 as its first Campus Sustainability Manager.  In this position she coordinates, implements and expands programs to reduce the environmental impact of Seattle University’s operations, projects and practices.  She also serves as a clearing-house for technical know-how on campus and at peer institutions.  She has led the university in receiving 3 awards for its sustainable campus operations from Seattle Business magazine, Washington CEO magazine and the Sustainable Endowments Institute. Prior to Seattle University, Karen was the Sustainable Building Program Manager at the Resource Venture, where she provided education and technical assistance to Seattle businesses on green building, waste management, water conservation, and storm water management.