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SWANA Faculty Resource Center

Welcome to the SWANA Faulty Resource Center!

SWANA is committed to supporting our faculty with tools and resources to sharpen existing skills and learn new ones.

This is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to successfully facilitate a training course.

You’ll find links to resources to help you plan your course, tips on delivery and engaging your students, and more. We’ll continue to add new videos, links to podcasts, and other resources. Share your favorite resources with us.

Thank you for your contributions to the SWANA Training and Certification programs.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Arminda Valles-Hall, Director of Member Learning and Education

Michael Tomaselli, Sr. Manager of Certification and Workplace Learning
Alexis Simpson, Certification Services Coordinator
Natalia Giraldo, Certification and Training Coordinator

Faculty Requirements

Here are the requirements to be SWANA-certified faculty:

  • Be a SWANA member in good standing
  • Have a current certification in the discipline(s) you wish to teach
  • Two years’ experience in the solid waste industry
  • Two years’ experience working in the discipline they wish to teach
  • Provide a resume, biography and picture
  • Be able to travel and take time away from professional responsibilities to teach
  • Complete a practice teaching with a certified lead instructor
  • Receive 80% or more positive evaluations from course attendees
  • Be recommended for solo teaching by the lead instructor

SWANA Faculty

Construction and Demolition Materials

  • Scott Bost
  • Jason Haus
  • Bill Keegan
  • David Lore
  • Richard Ludt
  • Douglas Robinson
  • JW Spear
  • Michael Stepic

MSW Collection Systems

  • Rebecca Caldwell
  • Robin Ennis
  • Steve Funk
  • Mitch Kessler
  • Jim Lapp
  • Mohammed Khan
  • Nate Ridley
  • Hanna Rodriguez
  • Don Ross
  • Jim Skora
  • Sheldon Smith
  • Michael Tilley
  • Josephine Valencia
  • Joe Williams

Composting Programs

  • Pete Bieniek
  • Aaron Byrne
  • Matthew Cotton
  • David Hill
  • Jim Lapp
  • Jessica Moore
  • Ashley Yoder
  • Robert Wadley
  • Risa Weinberger

Disaster Debris Planning and Management

  • JW Spear
  • Bob Fletcher

HHW/CESQG Collection Operations

  • Bob Fletcher
  • Geoffrey Glenn
  • Grace McKenzie
  • Jennifer Addison
  • David Nightingale
  • Tammi Nygaard
  • Larry Sweetser
  • Craig Waggoner

Integrated Solid Waste Management

  • Rebecca Caldwell
  • Robin Ennis
  • Debbie Hackman
  • Dave Lore
  • Jessica Moore
  • Christina Seibert
  • James Skora
  • Robert Smouse
  • Johnnie Taylor
  • Joe Williams

Landfill | Landfill Gas Management

  • Russell Anderson
  • Ryan Badten
  • Daniel Ball
  • Deborah Barton
  • Scott Barr
  • Lynn Belanger
  • Pete Bieniek
  • Neal Bolton
  • Scott Bost
  • Aaron Byrne
  • Jason Chan
  • Henry Friedman
  • Robert Hasemeier
  • Jason Haus
  • Farideh Kia
  • Mohammed Khan
  • Bill Keegan
  • Michelle Jelinski
  • Steve Johnson
  • Michelle Langdon
  • James Lapp
  • Curtis Larkin
  • Michel Lefebvre
  • Dave Lor
  • John Maryott
  • Scott Messier
  • James Moore
  • Jason Munyan
  • Jeremy O’Brien
  • Jeff Phillips
  • Douglas Robinson
  • Fernando Rodriguez
  • Jerry Ross
  • Jo Walter Spear, Jr.
  • JW Spear
  • Tony Sperling
  • Nicole Steglich
  • Matt Sullivan
  • Richard Todd
  • Jason Turville
  • Mark Watt
  • Robert Watts
  • Ron Wilks
  • Dwayne Wooley

Organics Collection

  • Matthew Cotton
  • Risa Weinbereger

Recycling Systems

  • Carmen Bruno
  • Rebecca Caldwell
  • Larry Christley
  • Robin Ennis
  • Craig Foster
  • Debbie Hackman
  • Mitch Kessler
  • Michelle Minstrell
  • Blair Pollock
  • Fernando Rodriguez
  • Hanna Rodriguez
  • William Teter
  • Morgan Thomas
  • Michael Tilley
  • Josephone Valencia
  • Ed Walsh
  • Joe Williams

Transfer Station Management

  • Jennifer Addison
  • Lynn Belanger
  • Donald Birnesser
  • Eric Bull
  • Rebecca Caldwell
  • Michael Kalish
  • Jim Lapp
  • John Maryott
  • Nichole Steglich
  • Morgan Thomas
  • Josephine Valencia
  • Joe Williams

Zero Waste Principles and Practices

  • Tracie Bills
  • Sarah Bolton
  • Scott Bost
  • Robin Ennis
  • Rob Hilton
  • Mitch Kessler
  • Philip Manolti
  • Christina Seibert
  • Larry Sweetser
  • Mike Tilley

SWANA Faculty Forum

The forum is a place where faculty can reach out to each other for advice and support. If you are teaching a course for the first time, you can contact current faculty for advice on how to teach the course – pacing, conducting activities, or where to focus time.

The forum is also for two-way conversations with faculty and the SWANA education team. What do you need? How can we make things better?

Once your application is approved, you will be added to the forum.