San Diego, CA, May 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University today announced that David Bainbridge, its distinguished Professor in Sustainability and Management, is retiring from the Institution after 15 years of service. The management school honored the invaluable contributions of David Bainbridge with a luncheon that was attended by students, staff, faculty and administrators of the university.
David A. Bainbridge was educated at the University of California in San Diego, Earth Sciences, and U.C. Davis in Ecology. He has published 11 books, contributed or written 12 book chapters on restoration, resource management, and sustainable building, and more than 300 articles and reports, for audiences ranging from Tree Planter’s Notes to the Wall Street Journal.
He started his first business while in graduate school, creating one of the first companies involved in environmental impact analysis and reporting in California. His interest in environmental planning led to a position at Living Systems, an innovative design firm in Winters, California where he was involved in research and development of passive solar systems and guidelines for energy efficient development and helped make the innovate solar subdivision “Village Homes” possible. He was then recruited by the California Energy Commission where he was honored for his work on the state solar tax credits, and later created the Passive Solar Institute. His early solar research was honored by the American Solar Energy Society when he was selected as the passive solar pioneer for 2004.
Throughout his career in academia, he has developed and taught over 30 courses on sustainable management, restoration ecology, sustainable resource management, environmental accounting, and ecotourism. He has worked with undergraduates and graduates and served on a range of dissertation committees in management, architecture and ecology. He helped spearhead the launch of Bright Green MBA degree the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management. Well liked by his students and colleagues, David has received perfect 4.0 ratings for his teaching and numerous awards, including an award for teaching, a presidential award for service to the university, and award from MGSM for scholarship.
“I will miss the interaction with students from around the world. It has been a pleasure to interact and cooperate with faculty, staff and administrators over the years on teaching, research and institutional projects,” Professor Bainbridge said. “The many years of studying, testing and teaching sustainable management hasn’t dimmed my interest or enthusiasm for the subject and I hope to continue working on it for many years to come,” continued Professor Bainbridge who will be spending more time writing in the sustainability arena and will continue being involved in MGSM's sustainable business programs and the innovative Bright Green MBA program. His latest project will be a book on Passive Solar Architecture: Dancing in the Sunlight, that will be published by Chelsea Green.
“I want to thank Professor Bainbridge for his remarkable contribution in building our sustainability programs and for launching the Bright Green MBA program, the first one of its kind in Southern California” – said Dean James A. Goodrich. “David has been an incredible asset for the students and the MGSM as a whole – and he will be dearly missed.”
About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private non-profit university that prepares students for professional careers in psychology, education, business and forensics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Marshall Goldsmith School of Management (MGSM) offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Business and Management, Organizational Psychology and International Relations.