Graduate Practitioner Faculty
Tiffany Wilmot is the President of Wilmot Inc., a premier sustainability consulting firm committed to finding innovative solutions that improve performance, minimize waste, and boost health, efficiency and profits. She is a pioneer in the green building and waste prevention industry. Under her leadership, Wilmot Inc. has managed a wide variety of clients such as the Saturn Corporation, the US Army, Nashville Electric Service, and Vice President Al Gore. Wilmot also facilitated the Tennessee Titan’s Coliseum construction and demolition (C+D) project. At the time it was the largest C+D project in US history. Additionally, she served on Mayor Karl Dean’s Green Ribbon Committee, which was co-chaired by Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and believes that green building is fundamentally tied to sound business practices. Ms. Wilmot is a co-instructor for SU 6123, Introduction to Green Building Design, Construction and Operation.
Margo Farnsworth works as a consultant in strategic sustainable development for organizations, businesses and individuals; as well as serving as adjunct faculty for Lipscomb University’s Institute of Sustainability and advising a PhD candidate for Metropolitan University of Leeds in the U.K. She is a Biomimicry Fellow; and serves as a Board Member for both the Biomimicry Institute’s Education Advisory Board and Missouri Prairie Foundation. For over two decades Margo served the people of the Southeast by working for the Cumberland River Compact as Executive Director, then Senior Fellow. While there, Margo brokered a bi-state water agreement between Tennessee and Kentucky, helped build seven watershed associations to work on nonpoint source pollution and enabled them to proceed with projects such as
measuring the carbon sequestration value of buffer zones and measuring sedimentation for river restoration. She has also worked as a Naturalist, Science Teacher, Mammalogist and Park Ranger. With degrees in Biology Education and Parks Administration her professional accomplishments include research in environmental education, qualitative mammal studies and service on numerous local and state environmental boards and committees. Margo has been recognized as a national River Hero, and received the State Resource Management Award of Excellence, “Friend of Fisheries” award, State Environmental Educator of the Year and the Freeman Tilden Award for Outstanding Interpretation. Ms. Farnsworth is the instructor for SU 6073, Applied Natural Resources & Biomimicry.
Colin Coyne is nationally recognized for his work in sustainability, emphasizing corporate strategic opportunities and a for-profit model of sustainability to enhance the enterprise and community. In 2011, Colin outpaced 1,115 entries from 39 countries to claim the $50,000 first place award in the Prize 2 the Future competition, a contest for the best idea to transform Birmingham into a cooler, more vibrant city.
With work spanning eighteen countries and 25 years, Colin has been directly responsible for more than $1.7 billion of assets, within conventional sectors and niche segments, and it has included asset based organizations as well as service driven companies. Colin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration. He then earned his Masters in Management (MBA) degree with Dean’s List Honors from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with concentrations in marketing, finance, and international business. He is a frequent speaker both nationally and regionally, focusing on sustainable business practices; domestic and international real estate opportunities; and strategic approaches to economic and regional development. He is a published author of numerous articles, a contributing author to the McGraw Hill book, “The Green Building Bottom Line”, and is regularly quoted in local and national publications, as well as on local and national television and radio programs. Mr. Coyne is the instructor for SU 6023, Sustainable Enterprise I; SU 6063, Sustainable Enterprise II; and Enterprise III, a group SU 6043 capstone option.