Meet the Staff

Jon Jensen

Director, Center for Sustainable Communities

Jon Jensen is a faculty member in Environmental Studies. Jensen has been a member of the board of directors for AASHE and on the steering committee for UMACS (the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability). He works to promote sustainability in the curriculum at Luther, in the Midwest, and throughout the country and teaches courses on Environmental Philosophy, Food and the Environment, Environmental Leadership, and Sustainable Communities. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chris Frantsvog

Sustainability Coordinator

Chris Frantsvog is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Center for Sustainable Communities. A longtime sustainability enthusiast, Chris began the Winneshiek County recycling program and coordinated it for over a decade. He has held positions with Polk County, Iowa (Des Moines) in sustainability and public health. He is also a practicing spiritual director and a tree farm owner/operator. Chris received a BA in English from Luther College and a Master of Public Administration from Drake University.

Kim Chham

Sustainability Fellow

Kim Chham is the Sustainability Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Communities. Kim is from Cambodia and has been involved in sustainability initiatives since high school in Singapore, and worked as a Sustainability Educators at Luther from her first to fourth year as a student. She is also the Founder of an ongoing project called, Initiative for Peace Cambodia. Kim is very interested and passionate about the intertwined work of Peacebuilding and Sustainability. She received a BA in International Studies, with a focus on Peace Studies in May of 2021 from Luther College.