Richard R. Johnson
Director of Sustainability
Richard received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University, and
a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.
He came into the newly-created position of sustainability planner in 2004. In
2007, he was promoted to the position of Director of Sustainability. In this
role he coordinates, supports, leads, and provides technical assistance for a
broad range of campus sustainability initiatives, including high-performance
"green" building, recycling, energy conservation, and environmental education.
Richard also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of
Environment and Society (CSES). Richard holds an appointment as a Professor in
the Practice of Environmental Studies in Sociology and has taught several
classes at Rice. Richard is also a research fellow for the Kinder Institute for