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Howard Apsan

Lecturer, M.S. in Sustainability Management; University Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management (EHSRM), The City University of New York

Since 2003, Howard Apsan has served as the University Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management (EHSRM) for The City University of New York, the largest urban university system in the United States. The University Director of EHSRM is responsible for environmental health and safety (EH&S) management and compliance throughout the University; serves as the University’s chief risk officer, tasked with assessing liabilities and designing systems for minimizing CUNY’s operational and reputational risks; co-chairs the University’s business continuity committee; and is the chair of the University’s emergency preparedness task force. Before joining CUNY, he worked as an analyst, manager and consultant for most of his career. He has also been president of his own firm, Apsan Consulting, Inc., since 2001. He has served clients throughout the United States and has extensive international experience. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Quality Management, and writes and lectures regularly.

Howard Apsan has been a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs since 1986. His teaching and research focus has been on management and environmental policy. He received a B.A. and M.A. from Brooklyn College in 1979; an M.Phil. from Columbia in 1981; and a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1985.

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.A., Brooklyn College
  • B.A., Brooklyn College