Alison Pugh

Alison Pugh

Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2016, Economic Opportunities Program

Faculty, Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor's Program, South Seattle College, Seattle, Washington

Alison Pugh is the Full-Time Faculty for the Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor’s of Applied Science program at South Seattle College. She is also the Grant Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation grant, Expanding Lifelong STEM Career Pathways in Sustainable Building Science Technology, at South Seattle College, supporting the new and innovative program. Prior to that, she served as the Chair of the Energy Management academic department at Edmonds Community College for six years. She led the development of the energy management program, including convening the industry-led advisory committee, developing course sequencing within the degree and certificates to modularize “stackable” certificates leading to the degree, and developing curriculum and online content. In addition, she was the Principal Investigator for the NSF grant, Meeting the Challenge of Energy Management in a Carbon-Constrained World, and directed three other energy-related grants at the college. Ms. Pugh was also Edmonds Community College’s Sustainability Researcher, developing green curriculum and providing support operationally for the college to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and reduce the campus’ overall impact on its ecosystem. Alison is a Marano Fellow, sponsored by SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the 2017 Workforce Deans’ Academy in Washington State.

Ms. Pugh holds a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio Graduate School).

Alison Pugh is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

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