SAGA Director, Sonoma State
Tim Wandling is Professor of English Literature at Sonoma State, having joined the faculty here after earning his doctorate at Stanford University in 1997. His scholarly expertise is in 19th C. British Literature and some of the first great environmentalists, the Romantic Poets. He has published and presented on Lord Byron, Mill, Hardy, and also the craft of teaching in or developing innovative programs. Throughout his two decades as a teacher, he has helped to institutionalize service-learning as an approach to teaching, and to support community engagement as a key goal for students. Currently, he is directing SAGA, Sonoma State’s implantation of the Sustainable Cities Model, a nationally renowned approach that fosters collaboration between universities and local communities in addressing issues of environmental justice. Student work and research in selected classes will directly address projects identified by partner cities. Our first partnership will be with Santa Rosa in 2017.