Weslynne Ashton is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Her research and teaching focuses on two core areas: inter-firm collaboration for environmental management, and sustainability strategies for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and new ventures. She is interested in leveraging business to contribute to sustainability in under-resourced and developing regions. She teaches courses in Industrial Ecology, Business Sustainability, and Social Entrepreneurship across graduate business, public administration and environmental management programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Environmental Science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.