Ashwani Vasishth – Director of the Master’s program in Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and an Associate Professor in Environmental Studies. He has a Ph.D from the University of Southern California in Environmental Planning and a Master’s degree from MIT in International Development. He is currently focused on generating an ecosystem approach to ecological planning. He has worked in the area of regional planning in the fields of aviation planning, air quality planning and environmental planning, with a concentration in urban ecology and a broad range of interests in green infrastructure, impervious surface management, heat island mitigation, urban forestry, and landscape management in an integrative approach to regional planning. He currently teaches courses across a range of fields, from within a sustainability framework.