Chatham University

Environmental Studies Faculty and Staff

Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator

Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA

Academic Areas of Interest

Renewable energy policy, environmental studies, informal environmental education, sustainability, collaboratives.


Mary Whitney has spent the last decade in environmental education, working primarily with citizens, teachers and their students. As sustainability coordinator for Chatham’s campuses, she leads collaboration on sustainability practices at the university, works to help Chatham meet its carbon neutrality goals, and teaches environmental studies and civic engagement. Ms. Whitney is one of the founders of GEM, the Green Education movement, a professional support and education organization for environmental education practitioners in Pittsburgh. She is a PhD student at Prescott College, has a Master of Public Policy and Management from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a graduate of Chatham College for Women at Chatham University.