About Me - The Basics

Jeff Staudinger, PE, CHMM, Industrial Ecologist

Full-Time Faculty Member, Environmental Studies Dept.

Program Coordinator & Lead Instructor, Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention Program

Classes I Teach

Summer 2023

13588ES 9501ZIntroduction to Environmental Careers

Spring 2023

42496ES 61B50ZEnvironmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention: Energy, Chemicals and Waste
44072ES 62C50ZEnvironmental Management Tools: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
41011ES 62D50ZEnvironmental Management Tools: Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Design Principles
48346ES 9550ZIntroduction to Environmental Careers

Courses Taught

Environmental Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention Courses

ES   6: Intro to Environmental Law (4 units)
ES 50: Intro to Env Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention (4 units)
ES 61: Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention
           61A: Air, Water & Land (4 units)
           61B: Chemicals, Energy & Waste (4 units)
           61L: Sampling, Monitoring & Assessment Lab (1 unit)
ES 62: Environmental Management Tools
           62A: Env Mgmt Systems & Env Performance Reporting (4 units)
           62B: CEQA & Environmental Impact Reports (4 units)
           62C: Environmental Site Assessments (4 units)
           62D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles (4 units)
ES 64: Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation in California (4 units)

General Ed Courses

ES  1:     Introduction to Environmental Studies (4 units)
ES 95:    Introduction to Environmental Careers (1 unit)
ESCI 1L: Environmental Science Lab (1 unit)

Primary Interest Areas

  • Environmental Resource Management
    (sound/sustainable mgmt of our air, water, land, food & material resources)
  • Pollution Control & Pollution Prevention
  • Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Systems
    (energy, buildings, transportation, ag, etc.)
  • "Efficiency & Sufficiency"
    (efficient resource use & 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 & 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:

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.

Student Thumbs Up

Last But Not Least

I am a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan, a part of "Bleeding Green Nation" and, as of Febuary 4, 2018, I can finally die happy thanks to Nick Foles and company. 

Jason Kelce:
"Nobody likes us, and we don't care."

Faculty Info

Prof. Jeff Staudinger

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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