Garcelon, Gwen

Gwen Garcelon, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies

Gwen GarcelonEducation

  • Master of Arts in Community Leadership, Regis University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art/Political Science, Williams College

Sustainability Studies Courses

  • SUS 431 Social Entrepreneurship


  • Strategies for Active Citizenship (2005, Prentice-Hall)

Research Interests

  • Life; love; how human beings collaborate best to transform the planet; the nexxus of mind, body, and spirit in skiing.

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Sustainability Studies program because I think it is hands-down the most crucial course of study at this time on the planet. My teaching reflects my belief that we will not solve the complex challenges that face us solely through intellectual means. The kind of entrepreneurship and leadership required now includes the committed development of heart and soul along with the mind. My own 25 years of academic and experiential research of the evolution of consciousness informs the leadership coaching I provide to individuals and organizations, my teaching, parenting, and every aspect of my life. I also find that my passion requires that I remain engaged in social entrepreneurship endeavors, the latest of which is the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council that I co-founded in 2012. This followed 12 years as a professional grassroots organizer in the international movement to end poverty during which time I worked with global visionaries like 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Muhammad Yunus. My specialty is learning and evolving alongside the students that I serve.

Contact Information:

Location: Carbondale