Work and Organization Studies Group (WOS)
Jason Jay teaches courses on leadership and strategy for sustainable business, and gets students and alumni engaged in hands-on projects with leading companies and organizations. Jason is the Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, and an active leader of sustainability efforts across MIT. His research examines the challenges of leadership for sustainability in companies, communities, and hybrid organizations that combine social and business missions.
Operations Management/System Dynamics
John Sterman's research includes systems thinking and organizational learning, computer simulation of corporate strategy and public policy issues, and environmental sustainability. He has projects underway on communicating about climate change to policy makers and the public, and on creating markets for alternative fuel vehicles.
Bethany Patten is the Associate Director of the Sustainability Initiative.
Bethany Patten joined as the Associate Director of theSustainability Initiative at the MIT Sloan School of Management after completing their Executive MBA program in 2013. At MIT Sloan, she engages student, alumni and external collaborators in the mission of the Initiative -- to create a community of innovators for a sustainable future. In that role, she works on everything from campus sustainability, to Sustainable Urban Revitalization. Prior to attending MIT Sloan, she focused on business and financial operations for the book publishing industry. Her values are deeply seeded by her parents and grandparents, who taught her how to be always be respectful of people and the planet. Bethany has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in English and Women's Studies from Boston College.
Strategic Marketing Manager
Karen Horwitz is Strategic Marketing Manager for the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan.
Karen leads communication of the Sustainability Initiative’s strategy to alumni, donors, and partners while also supporting student communication efforts. Since joining, she helped define the Initiative’s strategy and led the redesign of the Sustainability Initiative’s website. Karen also works at the MIT Sloan Office of Communications and brings her knowledge of school-wide communication efforts to her work at the Sustainability Initiative. Her interest in sustainability stems from the values passed down from her family: to appreciate what you have, to have compassion for other people and to keep consumption to a minimum. Karen holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Elisabeth Lea Rutledge
Elisabeth Lea Rutledge acts as Metrics Analyst for the Sustainability Initiative. Lea joined the Initiative in June 2015 after completing her Master of Science from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and acquiring the Sustainability Certificate from the MIT Sloan School of Management. At Sloan, Lea leads the identification and measurement of key performance indicators, manages internal monitoring and evaluation systems, and conducts digital marketing analysis to advance the strategic goals of the Initiative. While at MIT, Lea acted as Fundraising Director for the annual MIT Sustainability Summit. Her masters thesis, “How do Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Schemes Influence Corporate Behavior?” focused on corporate reporting in the electric utility industry. Prior to MIT, Lea spent seven years consulting to the electric power sector on federal and state environmental and energy policy and corporate sustainability strategy. Her interest in sustainability stems from growing up on a historic farm in Wenham, Massachusetts. Lea holds an MS from MIT and a BA from Drew University.
Gloria Clark is the Program Assistant for the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan. Gloria works behind the scenes for the Initiative, assisting with scheduling and event planning of various projects, such as the Lunch Series and the Action-Learning Sustainability Course “S-Lab.” Her interest in Sustainability stems from a broad interest in improving human rights and progressing social standards. Gloria holds an MA in Theatre from Illinois State University and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.