Dr. Lee F. Ball
Chief Sustainability Officer
Lee is an integral part of App State’s leadership and is heavily involved in campus master planning and strategic planning. He is also a strong advocate for Team Sunergy and has previously attended the 2017 World Solar Challenge and the 2016 and 2018 American Solar Challenge. He is the co-chair and a founding member of App State’s Sustainability Council. He is active globally — having led international programs to Peru, Columbia, Costa Rica, and Australia — and also works with local and regional sustainability focused organizations. Before his tenure as chief sustainability officer, he spent 14 years teaching in App State’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. His scholarly work focuses on sustainability leadership, sustainability literacy, the valuation of sustainability, biophilic/ecophilic design and change agency related to community engagement. He has a doctorate in sustainability education, a master's degree in environmental education and a bachelor’s degree in natural science.