Faculty Bio

Aaron Toffler, J.D.Director of the Environmental Studies Program; Associate Professor of Environmental Policy Office: Bancroft House
Tel: 617-243-2039
Email: atoffler@lasell.edu

Education

  • J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1992
  • B.A. in Economics and French from Union College, 1987

Courses Taught:

  • ENV101 Intro to Environmental Studies
  • ENV102 Environmental Ethics & Society
  • ENV205 Green Business

Biography:
Professor Toffler has been an attorney in private and public practice (representing private clients and municipalities). He most recently was the Director of the Natural Cities Program at the Urban Ecology Institute, a nonprofit organization formerly located at Boston College, where he represented community groups in urban environmental issues including land use, open space and development issues. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Boston College and Boston College Law School, and has been teaching at Lasell since 2008. He has an article in the Virginia Environmental Law Journal (21:318-385) on urban ecology and the restoration of urban ecosystems.

What do you like about teaching at Lasell College?
“I like that Lasell students want to be actively engaged in the material that we are teaching, not just passive learners. Life is about doing, and Lasell students are committed to action that makes the world a better place.”

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