Advisory Board

Anne Marie Todd

Anne Marie Todd

Anne Marie Todd is Professor of Communication Studies at San José State University, where she teaches courses in environmental communication, argumentation, rhetoric, and communication criticism. Her book Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement (Routledge, 2013) responds to American apathy toward global environmental crises and suggests patriotism as a persuasive framework for sustainability. Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals including Public Understanding of Science, Environmental Communication, Ethics & the Environment, and Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Ellen Metzger

Ellen Metzger

Professor in the Geology Department and Science Education Program at San José State University, Dr. Metzger has served as Co-Director of the Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI), a professional development program for teachers of grades 4-12 funded by the National Science Foundation, San José State University, Chevron Corporation, and other community partners. Dr. Metzger teaches Earth Materials, Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, and Earth Systems and the Environment, an introductory earth science course for teachers and teachers-to-be. She is past Chair of the Geoscience Education Division of the Geological Society of America, and was the 1994 recipient of the California Science Teacher Association's Distinguished Science Teacher award - College Level. From 1992-1997, her "STRATegy Column for Precollege Science Teachers" appeared in the Journal of Geoscience . Her interests also include developing strategies to attract more under-represented students to earth science and activities for teaching earth system science.

Debbie Mytels

Debbie Mytels
Debbie Mytels is semi-retired from Acterra, a local non-profit environmental education organization. Over a 25+ year career in the non-profit sector, she has headed a tree-planting group, a leadership training program and an environmental action group where she created a residential energy efficiency program that trained 500+ volunteers to help their neighbors save energy. In addition to serving on the Board of Green Ninja, Debbie also chairs Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA), a group advocating for divestment from fossil fuels, installation of solar panels on our member congregations, and other climate protection actions. Debbie is also an Outdoor Activity Docent/hike leader for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, and she’s on the steering committee of Transition Palo Alto.

Felicity Rogers-Chapman

Felicity Rogers-Chapman
Felicity Rogers-Chapman is a senior research policy analyst at KuliKuli research and a curriculum developer. She holds a PhD from Claremont Graduate University in education policy. Her research focuses on social stratification, education policy, implementation and urban education. She is currently working on her first book, In Defense of Education. Her contributions to the Green Ninja Project focus on advising the project on curriculum development and program evaluation.

Julie Noblitt

Julie Noblitt
Julie is a serial social entrepreneur with a long career in strategic management of businesses facing rapid change and transforming markets. She holds an MBA in sustainable management, and is founder of NeuWorld Plastics, a Silicon Valley startup devoted to creating alternatives to single-use, petroleum-based plastics. She loves getting to serve as a juror for the Green Ninja Film Festival and is passionate about inspiring action to protect the environment.

Ron Roman

Ron Roman
Ron Roman is a lecturer of the Global Innovation and Leadership department in the School of Management at San José State University . He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on Business Environment, Ethics, and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught at several universities including Presidio School of Management in San Francisco, California, and American University in Washington, D.C. Ron’s research interests include the inclusion of values in the business decision making process, stakeholder engagement and priorization, business ethics, corporate social performance, and social entrepreneurship.

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