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My name is Dan Kasper, and I teach EME 444 – Global Energy Enterprise, EM SC 240N – Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture (which I also developed), and EM SC 470 – Applied Sustainability in Contemporary Culture (which I also developed).
I have a BS in Earth Science from Penn State, an MA in Geography University of Denver, and am working on a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy from University of Delaware.
I have worked in low-income energy efficiency training and advocacy and done some consulting in the energy auditing and solar fields. I teach in the Energy Technologies Department at Delaware Technical Community College, where I focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. I’m also the International Education Coordinator at Delaware Tech. I’ve taken students to Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland, and am taking PSU students to Colorado this summer.
I am a firm believer in getting out of your comfort zone, and believe that life should be made as interesting as possible by engaging in small and large adventures, whether it’s figuring out how to cook a new dish or take something apart, talking to random people, listening to new music, or getting lost in a different country.
I worry a lot about the sustainability of our future and spend a lot of time thinking about how we can advocate for sustainability-focused policies at all levels of government, and advocating for sustainable lifestyles in general.
Two truths and a lie:
- I have a cat that was in a coma at one point in his life, only to miraculously survive. The nurses made up a song for him, “JoJo was a cat, we thought he was a goner, but now he’s just a friend of mine…” (to the tune of “Get Back” by the Beatles)
- Coffee generally has the reverse effect on me that it has on most other people – it actually helps me fall asleep at night. This is something that runs in my family.
- I am missing one major organ.
- Thanks for reading, and good luck!