About Dr. Hitzhusen

GHitzhusenPic-2gsio5e1Greg Hitzhusen is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University (OSU); he was the founding Director and now serves as Board Chair of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. His work and research center on the intersection of faith and the environment and on developing partnerships between scientific and faith communities; his teaching focuses on religion and ecology, environmental communications, and community sustainability projects.

Dr. Hitzhusen sits on the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability, serves as Faculty Fellow for the Environment and Natural Resources Scholars program, and advises Students for a Sustainable Campus and the Au Sable Graduate Fellows chapter at OSU. His students’ research on sustainability projects at Ohio State has helped to establish the Campus as a Living Laboratory project and digital archive. Dr. Hitzhusen completed his B.S. at Cornell University (biological sciences/ecology, with honors), his MDiv (eco-theology focus, cum laude) at Yale Divinity School while jointly studying at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and his PhD at Cornell focusing on environmental education and ethics in North American faith communities.  He has previously worked for the National Wildlife Federation, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs. He is Vice-Chair of the Environmental Justice Section of the Ecological Society of America, where he coordinates the Scientists Speakers Bureau for Earth Stewardship Outreach to Faith Communities. He completed an Ironman triathlon in 2015 and lives with his wife and two sons in Worthington, Ohio.


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Greg Hitzhusen, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice




469E Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

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