Andy Hoffman Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Erb Institute
Ph.D., Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering (joint degree), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Andy Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; a position that holds joint appointments at the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the Ross School of Business. He also serves as Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. His research focuses on corporate strategies that address environmental and social issues. His disciplinary background lies in the areas of organizational behavior, institutional change, negotiations and change management. He has published more than 100 articles and eleven books, two of which have been translated into five different languages. Prior to academics, he worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Metcalf & Eddy, the Amoco Corporation, and T&T Construction and Design, Inc. In 2004, he was a Senior Fellow with the Meridian Institute.
Teaching interests include competitive environmental strategy, strategies for sustainable development, organizational behavior, negotiations, green construction, and organizational change
Awards and Grants:
Maggie Award (2013); JMI Breaking the Frame Award (2012); Connecticut Book Award (2011); Leopold Leadership Fellowship (2011); Aspen Environmental Fellowship (2011 and 2009); Manos Page Prize (2009); Faculty Pioneer-Rising Star Award (World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute, 2003); Best Paper of the Year finalist (Academy of Management Review, 2003); Broderick Prize for Service (Boston University School of Management, 2003); Broderick Prize for Research, (Boston University School of Management, 1998); Klegerman Award for Environmental Excellence (MIT, 1995)
"Builder's Apprentice" awarded the Connecticut Book Award for best Memoir/Biography (2011), "From Heresy to Dogma" awarded Rachel Carson Prize for a "work of social or political relevance" by the Society for Social Studies of Science (2001).