Dr. Drobny began an academic career about 12 years ago after several decades of environmental consulting. He teaches graduate and undergraduate course in sustainable business practices in the Fisher College of Business Additionally, Dr. Drobnyl was appointed the first Director of the EEDS (Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability) program which has become the fastest growing major on campus, and is now larger than some departments. More recently he has undertaken development of the Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab which will bring experiential learning in sustainability to Ohio State students. In recognition of his work with undergraduates he received the 2013 Undergraduate Service Award from the Fisher College of Business. In 2016 he received recognition for a service learning partnership in sustainability that he built between Ohio State and Hexion, Inc. a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals.
Prior to launching his academic Dr. Drobny was executive director of two small recycling organizations -- The Association of Ohio Recyclers and the Waste Not Center. Earlier in his career Dr. Drobny founded and served as CEO of a regional environmental consulting firm. Additionally, he worked at Battelle where he contributed to development of one of the first formal environmental impacts assessment tools.
Dr. Drobny is a Certified Sustainable Professional, by written examination given by the International Society for Sustainability Professionals.
Areas of Expertise
- Strategy Development
- Sustainability Reporting
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Circular Economy
- Ecosystem Services Valuation
- Sustainable Materials Management
- Development of EHS Management Systems
- Employee Engagement in Sustainability
- High Performance Buildings
- Product Stewardship
- Product Takeback
- Supply Chain Sustainability
- Certifications and Rankings
- Renewable Energy