Suzanne Savanick Hansen

Suzanne Savanick Hansen

Sustainability Manager

Kagin Commons, 124
Telephone: 651-696-6019

Suzanne earned her PhD in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in environmental management from Duke University, and a bachelor's degree in geology from Carleton College. She was the first paid sustainability staff person in the region when she started the Sustainable Campus Initiative at the University of Minnesota. She typically teaches or co-teaches classes for Macalester's Environmental Studies Department annually. Her teaching experience also include working as a visiting professor at Carleton College. She also has significant faculty development experience through her work with the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.

Her professional experience includes working as an elected supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District and working at the Office of Environmental Assistance. When she is not at work, she cross country skis, canoes, and tries to keep a garden alive at her family's farm in southern Minnesota.

Suzanne's research interests include urban ecology, sustainability, and sustainability education. She is a sought-after speaker about sustainability, campus sustainability, and sustainability faculty development.