The MS-ESM program represents the first in a series of sustainability-focused interdisciplinary degree programs at Georgetown. The Earth Commons, in partnership with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McDonough School of Business, and other schools at Georgetown, is currently recruiting many new and leading faculty members.

Check back on this page throughout the Spring and Summer for the latest additions to MS-ESM faculty.

Dr. Maria Petrova

Academic Co-Director, MS-ESM
Associate Director, The Earth Commons
Professor of Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Energy Policy.

Prior to Georgetown, Dr. Petrova managed Coasts and Communities program at University of Massachusetts Boston, an NSF-supported, interdisciplinary curriculum for PhD and Master’s students.

Course topics include environmental science and policy, climate change, sustainability, human geography, and communications both in the United States and abroad.

PhD in Environmental Science, Oregon State University; M.A. in Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations, University of Sheffield; B.A. in Business Administration, American University in Bulgaria.

Dr. Vishal Agrawal

Academic Co-Director, MS-ESM
Academic Director, MSB Business of Sustainability Initiative
Henry J. Blommer Family Endowed Chair, Sustainable Business
Provost’s Distinguished Lapeyre Family Associate
Professor of Operations and Information Management

Academic Director of the McDonough Business of Sustainability Initiative, MBA Certificate of Sustainable Business, and Sustainable Business Fellows program.

Course topics include sustainable business strategies: circular economy, business model innovation, renewable energy, supply chain sustainability, product development, and consumer behavior.

Named “Top 40 Under 40 MBA Professor” by Poets and Quants (2020).

PhD in Operations Management and M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mumbai.