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The Global Sustainability Leadership Institute is a cross-campus academic center housed in the McCombs School of Business and supported by the Moody School of Communication.

Meet the Team

  • Jeff Hales' headshot

    Jeffrey Hales

    Executive Director
  • Meeta Kothare

    Meeta Kothare

    Managing Director
  • Lucy Atkinson headshot

    Lucy Atkinson

    Associate Director
  • John Schwartz headshot

    John Schwartz

    Associate Director
  • Madison Gove headshot

    Madison Gove Khamooshi

    Senior Program Manager
  • Sandi Ruddick headshot

    Sandi Sherar Ruddick

    Senior Administrative Associate
  • Laura T. Starks

    Laura T. Starks

    Advisory Director, GSLI; Inaugural Executive Director, GSLI
  • Stephen Limberg headshot

    Steve Limberg

    Director Emeritus, GSLI; Co-Executive Director, Social Innovation Initiative

GSLI Associated Faculty

Affiliated Faculty support the GSLI’s various programs and initiatives. Many act as LIFT faculty advisors, conduct sustainability research,  or teach signature courses.

  • John Butler headshot

    John C. Butler

  • Alex Gabbi

    Alessandro Gabbi

  • Richard Amato headshot

    Richard Amato

  • Kishore Gawande

    Kishore Gawande

  • Steve Gilbert headshot

    Steve Gilbert

  • Greg Hallman headshot

    Greg Hallman

  • Karen Landolt headshot

    Karen Landolt

  • Dennis Passovoy headshot

    Dennis Passovoy

  • Raji Srinivasan headshot

    Raji Srinivasan

  • Sirkka Jarvenpaa headshot

    Sirkka Jarvenpaa

  • Carey King head.

    Carey King

  • Ben Bentzin head.

    Ben Bentzin


Stay in the loop on social innovation and global sustainability initiatives at UT Austin. Networking and information events, classes for UT students and outside professionals, and other opportunities arise throughout the year.