Beyond Benign

Faculty Fellowship Program

HE GCC Faculty Fellowship

Beyond Benign hosts faculty members to work on resources and awareness for the Green Chemistry Commitment program. Fellows work for one or two semesters with Beyond Benign staff to lead programs within the Green Chemistry Commitment. A stipend may be available depending on defined work. Faculty members can work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Green Chemistry Resource and Curriculum Development: Work on curriculum resources that are relevant to your teaching and course work, while also connecting with the greater Green Chemistry community, or connect with Beyond Benign to work on current curricular resource projects that are on-going within the Green Chemistry Commitment program.
  • Green Chemistry Commitment Communications: Work with Beyond Benign to help us get the word out about the program and to connect with other like-minded organizations and faculty members in the field to bring about greater change.
  • Green Chemistry Workshops and Symposia: Collaborate with Beyond Benign staff, and GCC faculty members to create Green Chemistry workshops and symposia at regional and national meetings. Workshops and symposia can include topics on green chemistry and toxicology to facilitate further adoption of these concepts into chemistry courses and programs.

Have another idea? We love to collaborate and are open to new ideas!


Preference will be made to faculty from GCC signing institutions

The faculty member does not have to relocate to Beyond Benign headquarters, but can be located at their home institution during their sabbatical

The faculty members background must fit with current open opportunities or support their new idea in line with Beyond Benign’s mission.

our sabbatical fellows

Dr. Dalila G. Kovacs

Dr. Dalila Kovacs, Grand Valley State University (Summer 2017 – Summer 2018)

Dr. Kovacs is working with our Toxicology Working Group to develop open-access toxicology resources for use within chemistry courses. Her goals are to develop resources for use at her own institution, while also creating materials that can be used throughout the chemistry community.

Prof. Irvin Levy

Professor Irv Levy, Gordon College (Spring – Summer 2016)

Professor Levy worked with us on developing a Green Chemistry Resource Guide for the Organic Chemistry Course (in partnership with MilliporeSigma) and also traveling around the country meeting other faculty members and advocating the teaching of green chemistry in undergraduate programs and sharing the opportunities available through the Green Chemistry Commitment. Professor Levy remains working with Beyond Benign as a faculty liaison and board member.