Sustainability Faculty & Staff
John F. Katers
Office: LS 429
Phone: (920) 465-2278
Dr. John F. Katers, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Engineering) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, holds a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Katers has a broad background in renewable energy, waste management, recycling, and wastewater treatment. He also directs the University’s Environmental Management and Business Institute and has conducted extensive research and consulted with a wide variety of clients on waste minimization, recycling, waste management, anaerobic digestion and the development of markets for recycled products and materials. By participating as the lead instructor in the Sustainability Learning Community, Dr. Katers hopes to share his real world practical experiences in these areas and stimulate students to consider these concepts and issues in their future careers, regardless of discipline.
Katers has received numerous awards, including the UW-Green Bay Founders Award for Community Outreach and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Green Bay Southwest High School. He was also named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the University of Wisconsin System in recognition of his outstanding public service and outreach to business and industry, and was cited as “One of 50 People You Should Know” by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies and Philosophy
Office: TH 381
Phone: (920) 465-2088
I have been teaching Philosophy at UW Green Bay for almost 6 years now. I teach a wide range of classes, but particularly enjoy teaching metaphysics (the study of Being) and Early Modern Philosophy (the major philosophical disputes defining the years between 1650-1770 or so). I am currently working on a paper on the origin of consciousness. In addition to my work here at the university I maintain a deep appreciation and concern for the environment. I speak to these issues in my first-year seminar, Introduction to Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics courses. When I am not hard at work on philosophy I enjoy traveling and the outdoors, and love to combine the two. I especially enjoy kayaking.
Donald H. McCartney, Jr.
Assistant Chair of the Cofrin School of Business / Senior Lecturer of Marketing
Office: WH 460
Phone: (920) 465-2520
Don McCartney is a senior lecturer in marketing for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. He received his B.A. in zoology from Indiana University and his M.B.A. the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has taken post-Master’s course work at Marquette University.
Mr. McCartney, due to his administrative duties, is currently teaching a limited number of undergraduate classes in business. These include international marketing and the introductory business class. Past courses taught include, consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing management, selling & sales management and introductory marketing.
In terms of research, Mr. McCartney has interest in the areas of applied research for business feasibility, economic impact and market analysis. In terms of service, Mr. McCartney has worked with the university and outside organizations on numerous projects. He also serves as the advisor for the American Marketing Association collegiate chapter and vice president for Sigma Beta Delta, business honorary organization. He was the 2001-2002 recipient of the Founders Association Award for Excellence in Community Outreach.
During the last three years, Mr. McCartney has traveled to the Middle East on several occasions working under the auspices of grants from the U.S. State Department.
Sustainability Community Liason and Area Coordinator
Office: RES 227
Phone: (920) 465-2845
Melissa Klinkhammer is an Area Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Melissa is in her first year at UWGB. After graduating with her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University in May of 2012, she started at UWGB in July of 2012. She oversees the daily operations of 7 Residence Halls; Josephine Lenfesty Hall, Byron Walter Hall, Arlene Walter Hall, Ted Lenfesty Hall, Robert Warren Hall, Cletus Vanderperren Hall, and RE Small Hall. Melissa works with mostly first year students in her Residence Halls, and serves as primary advisor for two Community Councils. Melissa supervises 12 Resident Assistants and 2 Community Advisors, who work and live in the buildings she oversees. Melissa’s favorite part of her job is working with college students and seeing the students grow and develop as they continue on with their education. Melissa took an interest in helping with the Learning Communities, because of the unique opportunity it presents to Sophomore Students at UWGB. Melissa is hoping to reach out to students through the Learning Community and help them find where they belong and fit at UWGB!