Kurt Teichert is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies. He teaches courses and advises students on sustainable design, environmental stewardship, urban infrastructure, and transportation technology and policy. Brown established an environmental education and advocacy initiative in 1990 that links student research and education efforts with university operations to implement programs that reduce negative environmental impacts. Kurt came to Brown in 1992 to support that initiative. He has been involved in research, design, and construction of high performance educational facilities for over 25 years. Teichert is a member of the Steering Committee of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association RI Chapter, and is a founding member of the NE Campus Sustainability Consortium. Prior to coming to Brown, Kurt served as Research Associate and Facilities Manager at New Alchemy Institute. He holds an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.