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Lisa Greenwood

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

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Lisa Greenwood

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology


BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, University of New Haven; Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Dr. Lisa Greenwood is an assistant professor in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), with over 20 years of experience in environmental and occupational health and safety management.  Her teaching and research interests include EHS management systems integration and implementation, environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and related private governance mechanisms.  

Prior to joining the faculty at RIT, Dr. Greenwood worked as an environmental engineer, EHS audit program manager, and international EHS standards specialist in the aerospace sector, and has assisted over 50 industrial, administrative, and academic sites with implementation of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, R2, and E-stewards standards. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Management from RIT, M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Haven, and Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in association with Syracuse University.

Dr. Greenwood is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 207- Environmental Management, and Chair of the U.S. TAG 207 subcommittee on environmental management systems.  Greenwood has been an active member of TAG 207  since 1999, and participated on the U.S. TAG on Social Responsibility from 2008-2010.  She has served as a U.S. expert on environmental management systems at the international level since 2005, and was the lead expert for the U.S. representing ANSI in the 2015/2016 revisions of ISO 14001 and 14004. 


Areas of Expertise
Corporate environmental management systems
Environmental sustainability

Currently Teaching

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Continuation of Graduate Project
3 Credits
This is the initial course in the curriculum core of RIT's MS degree program in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management. It defines and profiles EHS management within the organization; explores EHS management history, motivations, and strategies; introduces current and developing systems for managing an organization's EHS aspects; and investigates the elements and implications of developing an organizational EHS vision and policy statement. The course's unique delivery style combines elements of distance-learning and an onsite executive-leader format.
3 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their capabilities developed through their course of study to design, develop, and/or evaluate an EHS management related project culminating in a written report or manuscript and presentation.
3 Credits
This course will present the key concepts of environmental sustainability, health and safety through experiential learning and the perspective of professional practitioners. Through a series of field trips, presentations, and discussions, students will learn how EHS professionals function in the work environment.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Greenwood, Lisa L, Jennifer L Schneider, and Maureen S. Valentine. "Setting a Course for Student Success: Standards-Based Curriculum and Capacity-Building across Risk Prevention Management System Domains." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, April 6, Hartford, CT. Ed. NA. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education, 2018. Web.
Greenwood, Lisa L, Jennifer L Schneider, and Maureen S Valentine. "Environmental Management Systems and Standards-Based Education: A Modular Approach." Proceedings of the Charting the Future: Environment, Energy & Health. A&WMA 111th Annual Conference &Exhibition, Hartford, CT, June 27. Ed. NA. Hartford, CT: Air & Waste Management Association, 2018. Web.
Dereinda, Fahmi and Lisa Greenwood. "Environmental Management System Risks and Opportunities: A Case Study in Pertamina Geothermal Energy Area Kamojang." Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress 2015. Ed. Roland Horne. Stanford, CA: n.p., 2015. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Greenwood, Lisa L. "Internal Auditor Independence in SMEs - Mission Impossible?" Exemplar Global Auditor Symposium. Exemplar Global. Virtual Conference, NA. 7 May 2018. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa L., et al. "Hit the Ground Running: Incorporating Risk-based Management Systems Standards in the Curriculum to Enhance Career Readiness." ASEE Northeast Conference. ASEE. Hartford, CT. 27 Apr. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa L. and Jennifer L. Schneider. "Incorporating Standards in Higher Education: An Applied Science Approach for Risk Prevention Management Systems Standards." NIST 5th Annual Standards Education Workshop. National Institute for Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, MD. 2 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa L. "Incorporating Standards in Higher Education: Health, Safety, Environmental, & Community Sustainable Development Curricula." Standards: Enabler of Sustainability. NIST and Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. 17 May 2017. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa L. "Incorporating Risk Prevention Management Standards in Higher Education: An Applied Science Approach." Standards in Context: Skill Requirements, Pedagogy and Research. International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) and Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Chicago, IL. 10 Aug. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa. "ISO 14001 Risks and Opportunities: Key Perspectives and Benefits, Perceived Challenges." Revision of ISO 14001 - Update and Developing Country Public Workshop. Bureau of Indian Standards. Delhi, India. 8 Sep. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa. "ISO 14001:2015 - Revisions and Implications." ANAB Professional Development Conference. ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. Tampa, FL. 28 Jan. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Greenwood, Lisa. "ISO 14001 and the New ISO Management Systems Standards Model." AWMA Genesee--Finger Lakes Chapter Meeting - April. Air and Waste Management Assn - Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter. Rochester, NY. 15 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Invited Article/Publication
Greenwood, Lisa. "ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey 2013 - Final Report and Analysis." International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (2014). Web.
Journal Paper
Greenwood, Lisa, Joseph Rosenbeck, and Jason Scott. "The Role of the Environmental Manager in Advancing Environmental Sustainability and Social Responsibility in the Organization." Journal of Environmental Sustainability 2. 1 (2012): 59-73. Web.