Jeff Mittelstadt '99
Director of Sustainability
As Davidson's first director of sustainability I organize and lead sustainability efforts at the college. I also started my own non-profit, WildSides, which produces human-wildlife conflict documentary and educational media. My project on the Plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale has played in multiple film festivals in 2013 and was awarded Best Conservation Message at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. I worked for the U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General in Research Triangle Park evaluating air quality programs, including air toxics monitoring and new source review in coal-fired power plants. I was a vice president and senior analyst at Bank of America working on green building, sustainable purchasing, green cleaning, renewable energym and more. I then designed, implemented, and managed a national sustainable manufacturing initiative for a D.C. nonprofit, the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Commerce appointed me to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Advisory Expert Group on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation. I earned a master's degree in journalism and mass communication where I worked on the 2011 Powering A Nation team to make the award-winning interactive documentary Coal: A Love Story. I hold the following degrees: B.A. 1999, Psychology, Davidson College. M.E.M. 2003, Resource Economics and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, Duke University. M.B.A. 2007, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marcus Carson '13
While at Davidson, I earned a Political Science degree with a concentration in Environmental Studies. I support the director of sustainability in introducing sustainability-minded strategies into Davidson's operations. In my senior year at Davidson, I wrote an Honors Political Science thesis on how to track and measure the sustainability efforts of cities. I served as the captain of the college's Division I swim team, and when not training in the pool, I was involved with the college's Environmental Action Coalition as well as the campus' Responsible Consumption Working Group, an organization of students dedicated to studying the environmental and social impacts of our consumption habits and working towards reducing any negative consequences they may have. As a student I was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity where in addition to serving as chaplain and treasurer, I also acted as the fraternity's sustainability representative, working to promote environmentally responsible behavior within the fraternity as well as in Davidson College's other Patterson Court organizations.