Marne is currently teaching in this area as well. Since 2013 she has been teaching Food Systems Law & Policy, an online course in the Sustainable MBA program at Marylhurst University. The MBA in Sustainable Business is an accelerated online degree for working professionals. Because the degree is committed to producing managers with a systems perspective on the role of business in society, each concentration includes a course in environmental law. The Food Systems Management version is the course in Food Systems Policy & Law, which examines current issues in food regulation, health and safety, access to food and food justice. According to Paul Ventura, Chair of Sustainable Business Programs, Marne’s “academic background in anthropology and law, along with her active engagement in community food systems has made [her] an ideal "pracademic" for teaching in our MBA.”
Marne is also pleased to be teaching the inaugural food policy class at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers MS degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and Policy. The program recently added a required sequence of applied policy classes, one focused on food systems, the other energy systems. “Meeting global food and energy requirements sustainably will be the defining challenge of the 21st century,” according to program Director Eban Goodstein. “Marne was a great fit for the course, bringing a unique background, combining food policy experience here in the Northeast with the LLM degree.”
We are proud of Marne's work and congratulate her on her many accomplishments.