Cushing, Katherine Kao

Cushing, Katherine Kao

Instr Fac AY, Environmental Studies
Associate Professor Environmental Studies Sustainability Director Office of the President




Office Hours

To be determined the week of August 25, 2009


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford Univ, 1998
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, Stanford Univ, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern Univ, 1990


Professor Cushing's areas of research and teaching expertise are sustainable water resources management, environmental policy implementation, and sustainability in higher education. She is currently serving as the University's Sustainability Director in the Office of the President for the the 2009-2010 academic year. She teaches courses in environmental issues, water resources management, and research methods. Recent M.S. student theses she has served as the thesis chair for include sustainable seafood purchasing, environmental education in Algebra, graywater use in Berkeley, CA, traditional ecological knowledge in Palau, and the effectiveness of micro-hydropower projects in Nepal.