Erin Frisk Redman

Erin Frisk Redman
Program Manager, National Sustainability Teachers' Academy, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Curriculum vita

Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Arizona State University
PO Box 878009
Tempe, AZ 85287-8009

Dr. Erin Redman is the program manager for the National Sustainability Teacher’s Academy. Prior to joining the Walton Initiatives team, she spent two years working as an assistant professor in sustainability at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in León, Mexico. During her time in Mexico, Dr. Redman researched household waste behaviors, associated values, norms and attitudes regarding sustainable waste practices. She also taught undergraduate sustainability courses in Spanish, worked on an Improved Cook Stove project and continued her research on innovative sustainability education methods. Dr. Redman holds a doctorate in sustainability from the School of Sustainability at ASU. Dr. Redman’s doctoral research was focused on educating for sustainability through the integration of behavioral science and innovative pedagogy. She primarily worked with low-income middle and high school students as well as K-12 teachers and targeted food and waste behaviors. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she received her master of science in sustainable systems and a bachelor of science in biology. In addition to her passion for sustainability education, she has pursued numerous opportunities to live, work and contribute to sustainability in developing countries. One such passion project is her FAVE bag project in which she developed women-run cooperatives in rural El Salvador to make reusable produce bags that replace the small, disposable produce bags often found in the aisles of grocery stores.

  • educating for sustainability
  • behavior change
  • educating for environmentally responsible behaviors
  • sustainability in Latin America
  • social and cultural norms regarding sustainable food and waste behaviors
  • community-based social marketing techniques
  • solution-based learning
  • real-world learning

PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013

MS, Sustainable Systems, Slippery Rock University, 2007

BS, Biology with minor Business Administration, Northland College, 2005

Journal Articles


Frisk Redman, E. and A. Redman. 2014. Transforming sustainable food and waste behaviors by realigning domains of knowledge in our education system.. Journal of Cleaner Production 64(1):147-157. (link)

Larson, K. L. and E. N. Redman. 2014. Water Education for Sustainability: Criteria and Recommendations. Society & Natural Resources 27(11):1213-1222. DOI: 10.1080.DOI: 08941920.2014.933932.


Frisk Redman, E. 2013. Advancing Educational Pedagogy for Sustainability: Developing and Implementing Programs to Transform Behaviors. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 8(1):1-34. (link)

Frisk Redman, E. 2013. Opportunities & Challenges for Integrating Sustainability Education into K-12 Classrooms. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability 15(2):5-24. DOI: 10.2478/jtes-2013-0008. (link)


Archambault, L., L. Hartwell, E. Frisk Redman and A. Hale. 2012. Developing Sustainability Literacy among Preservice Teachers Through Web-based Learning.. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012(1):83-87.


Elser, M. M., L. Pollari, E. Frisk and M. W. Wood. 2011. Linking curriculum and learning to facilities: Arizona State University's GK-12 Sustainable Schools Program. Educational Facility Planner 45(3):7-10. (link)

Frisk, E. and K. L. Larson. 2011. Educating for sustainability: Competencies and practices for transformative action. Journal for Sustainability Education 2. (link)

Thesis (PHD)


Frisk Redman, E. 2014. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Sustainability Education through the Integration of Behavioral Science into Pedagogy and Practice.. Publication.. Arizona State University. In: Larson, K. L. ed.,