David J. Hansen, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the School of Business, has been selected to become a Sustainability Literacy Fellow for the College of Charleston’s emerging Sustainability Literacy Institute (SLI).

The institute, which will begin operating on July 1, is envisioned to be the physical, pedagogical, virtual and institutional hub for sustainability literacy efforts at the College. The purpose of SLI is to foster positive social, economic and environmental change by way of a sustainably literate campus community.

As a Sustainability Literacy Fellow, Hansen will encourage more efficient and synergistic activities on campus related to sustainability literacy. For example, he will train other faculty to develop courses that qualify as sustainability-focused or sustainability-related. He is one of four fellows, selected by Quality Enhancement Plan Director Todd LeVasseur.

Hansen primarily teaches innovation courses at the business school including New Venture Modeling, Ecopreneurship (a course he created) and Social Entrepreneurship. In addition, Hansen regularly works with undergrad and graduate students on thesis projects related to sustainable business and/or entrepreneurship.