Weslynne Ashton is an Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Dr. Ashton’s research focuses on industrial ecology and the circular economy, or how to optimize energy, water, and material resource flows as well as human benefits in socio-ecological systems. Her work also examines developing entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental challenges and the adoption of socially and environmentally responsible strategies in business, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs). For the last four years, she has focused her research on these topics within the urban food systems and industrial networks in and around Chicago.
Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability
Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business