Committee Member

Donald Huisingh (Co-chair), University of Tennessee

Donald Huisingh

Dr. Huisingh was born in Spokane, Washington on March 13, 1937. He grew up in Washington, North Dakota and Minnesota. He was awarded his B.S. from the Univ. of Minnesota in 1961 in Science Specialization, Economics and Horticulture and his PhD. from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1965 in Biochemistry and Plant Pathology.  He taught and did research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina for 23 years and then moved to Europe where he has taught at Erasmus University in The Netherlands and in Lund University, in Lund Sweden since 1987. He has been guest lecturer in more than 60 other universities and has worked on helping to implement Cleaner Production in more than 300 companies and organizations.

Presently he teaches part-time at the following institutions: the Univ. of TN in Knoxville, TN,  Lund Univ. in Sweden, Erasmus Univ. in The Netherlands and at Shandong University in China.

He has published more than 350 articles, books, videos and simulations. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production, which is being published for the 22th year. He is co-chair of the Global Conference on Sustainable Consumption and Production, planning team. He has been active in this and related Pollution Prevention areas since 1978.

He is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society’s problems so that effective and equitable approaches can be made toward ‘Sustainable Societies.’

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