Dr. Amy TuiningaDirector, PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies Montclair State University United States of America
Amy R. Tuininga Ph.D. is the Director of Montclair State University’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies where she builds partnerships among academics, government agencies, corporations, and community groups to solve sustainability problems.
The PSEG ISS serves as a source for innovation in sustainability and environmental management, a model of academic-corporate-community partnerships that advance sustainability science and builds resilient communities. The Institute also serves home to the innovative Green Teams Internship Program which partners teams of students from diverse backgrounds, majors and universities with corporations and other organizations for training in sustainability, financial analyses, communications, professional development, and team-building. The teams generate comprehensive reports and deliverables for host organizations based on projects involving the environment, energy, water, food, natural resources and economies that function collectively to build sustainable communities.
Prior to joining Montclair State, Dr. Tuininga served as Interim Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President, as well as Co-Director of the Bronx Science Consortium at Fordham University. She received her B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington, M.S. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she is a Rutgers 250 Fellow.