About Me

Jeff Staudinger, PE, CHMM, Industrial Ecologist
Full-Time Faculty Member, Environmental Studies Dept.
Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention Program

Classes I Teach

Fall 2018

00585ES 11Introduction to Environmental Studies
20917ES 662ZIntroduction to Environmental Law
21691ES 5062ZIntroduction to Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention
23739ES 6462ZCalifornia's Approach To Global Warming/Global Climate Change
24871ESCI 1L2Environmental Science Laboratory


Courses Taught

Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention Courses

ES 6: Introduction to Environmental Law (4 units)
ES 50: Introduction to Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention (2 units)
 ES 61 A&B: Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention
 A: Air, Water and Land (3 units)
 B: Chemicals, Energy and Waste (3 units) 
 ES 62 A-D: Environmental Management Tools
 A: Environmental Management Systems & Environmental Performance Metrics (3 units)
 B: Environmental Impact Reports (3 units)
 C: Environmental Site Assessments (3 units)
 D: Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design Principles (3 units)
 ES 64: AB 32 (California's Global Warming Solutions Act) (1 unit)

General Ed Courses

ES 1: Introduction to Environmental Studies (4 units)
ESCI 1 Lab: Environmental Science Lab (1 unit)

Primary Interest Areas

  • Environmental Resource Management (mgmt of our air, water, land, food & material resources)
  • Pollution Control and Pollution Prevention ("reduce-reuse-recycle")
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Systems (energy, buildings, transportation, ag, etc.)
  • "Efficiency and Sufficiency" (efficient resource use and addressing over-consumption)

Professional Bio

Prior to joining DeAnza in 2010, I spent over 20 years working in the areas of environmental management and pollution control and prevention (the areas that I now teach in here at DeAnza!). My professional experience includes:

  • Identifying, characterizing and cleaning up old hazardous waste sites ("Superfund sites").
  • Designing industrial treatment systems to control/prevent pollution and manage waste.
  • Helping ensure that business/industry complies with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Helping business/industry "go green" ("beyond compliance").

I have worked in a variety of situations, including as:

  • A technical/management consultant to business/industry.
  • A direct employee of industry (for United Technologies and National Semiconductor). 
  • A gov't regulator (for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco).
  • A researcher at the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems.

In addition, I have:

  • Authored two books (The Environmental Guidebook and The California Environmental Guide), both of which profile various organizations (non-profits, gov't entities, etc) involved in
     environmental issues in the U.S. and California, respectively.
  • Founded Engineers Dedicated to a Better Tomorrow - a charitable non-profit that promotesimproving the world through  the practice of sustainable engineering.

Finally, I am:

  • A licensed Professional Engineer.
  • A Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)

Teaching Effectiveness

My student surveys here at DeAnza have been highly positive with over 95% of students surveyed recommending me as an instructor. Within the individual teaching evaluation elements, I have earned my highest marks in terms of being knowledgeable, enthusiastic, well-organized and responsive to student needs and student diversity. The key to my success?: I like to teach and I love to learn.

Faculty Info

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Jeff Staudinger

Environmental Studies



212 Kirsch Center


  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!)
  • M.S., Natural Resource Policy & Behavior, Univ of Michigan (Let's Go Blue!)

Office Hours

Spring 2018



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