By Janel Shoun on 9/14/2007
G. Dodd Galbreath
Founding Director and Assistant Professor
Galbreath brings over 31 years of experience to the Institute for Sustainable Practice (ISP). As the founding director, he leads one of the nations first academic sustainability programs. The following summarizes his diverse background.
Executive Public Service: While serving two former governors of different parties, Galbreath led efforts to implement a nationally recognized wetlands conservation plan; to create one of the nation’s first environmental justice plans; guided passage of five legislative proposals to manage competing water allocations and transfers and the legislative designation of the first state scenic river in 25 years.
Private Sector Business: At URS Corporation, one of the nation’s largest engineering design firms, he provided some of Tennessee's first sustainability consulting services to trade associations, the Department of Defense and green developments.
Sustainability Innovation: Galbreath currently specializes in the science of natural infrastructure for water management, climate change adaptation and education, the role of faith in sustainability, leading corporate workshops, and giving conference presentations on the fundamentals of sustainability.
Leadership Peer Recognition: Galbreath received the Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Conservationist of the Year for 1998; was project leader resulting in two Tennessee Governor's awards for Environmental Excellence in 2008 and 2009; and received the Tennessee Environmental Council's Sustainable Tennessee Award for 2012.