The program is designed to enhance the University’s mission of interdisciplinary excellence in research and education. Faculty from all Pitt schools and disciplines are eligible to apply as faculty fellows, faculty scholars or faculty lecturers.
- Receiving $20,000 awards as John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellows in Sustainability are Mike Blackhurst of the University Center for Social and Urban Research and Paul Leu of the Swanson School of Engineering Department of Industrial Engineering.
- Receiving $10,000 awards as John C. Mascaro Faculty Scholars in Sustainability are Justin Kitzes of the Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences and Andrea La Nauze of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Department of Economics.
- Receiving $5,000 awards as John C. Mascaro Faculty Lecturers in Sustainability are Robert Kerestes of the Swanson School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ruth Mostern of the Dietrich School Department of History and World History Center.
Awards are for one year with the option for renewal for an additional year for the Mascaro fellowships and scholarships.
During the year, fellows are expected to contribute to intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and/or education as well as help to team-teach one sustainability course as part of the University’s undergraduate certificate in sustainability and master’s degree in sustainable engineering.