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Weslynne Ashton
Illinois Institute of Technology

Weslynne Ashton is Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Dr. Ashton’s research focuses on industrial ecology, optimizing water, energy and material resource flows in socio-ecological systems, and developing entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental challenges in low income and developing regions. She also examines the adoption of socially and environmentally responsible strategies in small businesses. In 2012-2015, she led a US Department of State grant “Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas”, which integrated research, education and implementation of sustainability practices in small and medium enterprises across eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Ashton previously led Yale University’s “Industrial Ecology in Developing Countries” program and held visiting faculty appointments at TERI University in India and the National University of Singapore. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Environmental Science from Yale University.