EFII Faculty, Staff and Advisors
FACULTY AND STAFF
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
294 Caldwell Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Thomas O'Toole is the Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). He is responsible for monitoring the strategic direction of CIPA, as well as providing ongoing oversight to ensure the achievement of CIPA's educational and professional missions. As part of his responsibilities, O'Toole designs, implements and evaluates all student professional development activities related to the graduate field of public affairs at Cornell, including maintaining institutional relationships with organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and facilitating job and internship placements for CIPA Fellows. O'Toole also designed and runs CIPA's Washington Externship Semester Program, which enables Cornell MPA Fellows to spend one semester of their degree careers at Cornell living, studying, and working in Washington, DC.
Mr. O'Toole teaches CIPA's core course in "Issues in Public Administration," and has collaborated on projects and educational programming with the White House, the United Nations Division of Public Administration and Development Management, the UN World Food Programme, and the International Food Policy Research Institute.
He earned his BA in International Relations at Bucknell University and his MPA from Cornell University. He is currently in the final stages of his PhD. in Government at Cornell.
Dr. Mark Milstein
Senior Lecturer of Management and
Organizations, Samuel Curtis Johnson
Graduate School of Management
405 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Dr. Mark Milstein is Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and Lecturer of Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He oversees the center's work on sustainable innovation and low-income – or base of the pyramid – enterprise development. Professor Milstein teaches and conducts research on strategy, decision making, technology management, and innovation. Dr. Milstein is a member of the Management and Organization Group at the Johnson School, as well as the university-wide Entrepreneurship@Cornell program.
Dr. Milstein's research is focused on how and why firms generate new business growth opportunities by treating social and environmental challenges as unmet market needs. His work includes private sector approaches to poverty alleviation and technology commercialization strategies to catalyze sustainable innovation.
From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Milstein was the business research director for the Sustainable Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank located in Washington, DC. There, he oversaw a number of projects and initiatives in the U.S., Latin America, and China related to strategy and innovation in the private sector.
From 2002 to 2004, he was on the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directed research and strategy for the school's Center for Sustainable Enterprise.
Milstein earned a BA in economics and Japanese from the University of Michigan. He later earned both an MBA in general management and an MS in natural resource policy from the University of Michigan's dual-degree Corporate Environmental Management (now Erb) Program. He received his PhD in strategic management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Associate Director, Center for
Sustainable Global Enterprise
142 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14852
Monica Touesnard is the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. She is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, launching, and championing new programmatic enhancements for the Center as well as managing and cultivating existing ones.
As Associate Director, she fosters and maintains collaborative relationships domestically and internationally with companies, non-profits, alumni, entrepreneurs, executives, academic institutions, and others. She manages projects with various organizations, including companies and NGOs, focused on BoP enterprise development. In addition, Monica advises current and prospective Cornell students interested in sustainable global enterprise.
Monica teaches the MBA elective “Creative Design for Affordability.” This award winning class partners with students in India to identify and conceptualize a business idea using design thinking principles. In 2011, two Cornell student teams made it to the final round of the Acara Challenge with named a winner. Cornell and their partner school, the Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, were awarded “Most Collaborative University.” She has also taught Microfinance.
With over 10 years experience working on BoP initiatives in leading business schools, Monica is a frequent speaker on BoP enterprise development at professional workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Prior to her current position, Monica was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Monica has additional experience in project management, teaching, and consulting work both locally and internationally. She earned her MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with focus on Sustainable Enterprise and has a B.A. from McGill University in Canada.
CEO, Macro Climate Solutions, LLC
CIPA Professional in Residence
2 Beekman Place, Suite 2F
New York, NY 10022
Mr. DeAngelis earned his MPA from CIPA in 1992 and has since been an active alumnus, working with faculty and administration, participating in the CIPA Colloquia series and regularly speaking on environmental financial markets and climate change.
He is currently Chief Executive Officer at Macro Climate Solutions, LLC, a diversified environmental company formed to provide strategic advisory services to, and make principal investments in, the global environmental markets. Mark is responsible for the overall strategic direction and performance of the company, including the development and execution of the firm's investment and advisory strategy. MCS operates through the following two business units:
- Strategic Advisory Services - provides independent strategic advice to select clients on global Environmental Markets
- Principal Investments - including in investing in and developing a group of companies, projects and assets which stand to directly benefit from the emerging global imperative relating to the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change
Mr. DeAngelis was formally a Managing Director at RNK Capital LLC, a leading private investment firm specializing in the global environmental, emissions, energy, utilities and water markets. Prior to joining RNK Capital, Mark practiced law in New York for ten years in the areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his MPA degree, Mr. DeAngelis holds a BS degree from Cornell, a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and an LLM. degree (Master of Laws) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
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