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Joshua Skov

Senior Instructor I of Management | Academic Director and Industry Mentor, Center for Sustainable Business Practices

Affiliations: Management, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Oregon MBA, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-9060
Office: Anstett 298B



Joshua Skov has been a consultant to business and government organizations on sustainability strategy for more than twenty years. Acting as a liaison between technical analysis and executive-level decision making, he has served more than 50 clients in the United States and abroad in a range of industries, including energy, food, waste management, tech, and consumer products.

Outside of the University of Oregon, Skov is assistant vice president in the sustainability, energy, and climate change practice of WSP USA.

Skov designed the gateway course to the undergraduate minor in sustainable business (MGMT 250: Introduction to Sustainable Business). He was a member of the diversity committee of the Lundquist College of Business. 

He has served on advisory bodies for World Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, ICLEI, and the National Academies. He was previously a member of the statewide board of directors for Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and he served as one of Oregon governor Kate Brown’s appointees to the Lane Transit District board of directors and the board's vice president. He is a cofounder and former principal of Good Company, a leading regional sustainability consultancy.

Degree History:
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • MA, University of Washington, 1994
  • BA, Yale University, 1992
Honors and Awards:
  • Faculty Excellence in Universal Design, University of Oregon, 2021
  • Ideas Worth Teaching, Aspen Institute, 2019

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In a new course, chemistry and business majors are exploring what it would take for the U.S. to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Skov's nomination reflects his strong commitment to Universal Design Learning practices, enthusiasm for stimulating students’ interests, and to being flexible to students’ needs.
The UO promoted 95 faculty members in 2021, including 53 tenure-track and 42 career faculty members from across the university’s schools and colleges.
Oregon MBA candidate Mosi Smith has taken a worldwide pandemic in stride, and sought out moments of clarity, learning, and growth.
A team of UO MBA students took home the top prize at Zero Waste Washington’s 2020 Zero Waste Hackathon.
Initial data from research by Lundquist College instructor Joshua Skov and coauthors shows that ride-hailing is not proving to be a low carbon-benefit, at least not in its current form.
Lundquist College students had the opportunity to assess the sustainability impact of Riff Cold Brewed's Alter Ego.
Lundquist College Instructor Joshua Skov is among the thought leaders reinventing business education on an international scale, according to The Aspen Institute.