Sam has worked in the Office of Sustainability since June 2014. Prior to joining the office he was an Instructor in Ohio University's Department of History, primarily teaching non-Western history. Sam holds a B.A. in English from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), an M.A. in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies) from Ohio University, and is finishing a Ph.D. in History (Southeast Asia) at OHIO. Sam grew up in Athens and returned in 1996 after living for many years in Osaka, Japan and Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Institute of International Education. Sam has been the Third Ward Representative on Athens City Council since January 2018 and serves on the City of Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission. Sam and his wife have three children, and the whole family enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking, reading, and sustainably renovating their home. Please contact Sam if you have questions related to Buildings, Transportation, Zero Waste, Grounds, Human Resources, Athletics or Student Life sustainability initiatives. Sam is also the office contact for events and marketing.