David E. Shi
Author    Speaker    Consultant



Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

  • Developing a sustainability master plan including a comprehensive energy audit
  • Developing an energy conservation plan
  • Creating a culture of sustainability with an organization or community
  • Motivating an organization to embrace sustainability

American History

  • Creating interdisciplinary programs
  • Integrating experiential learning into the study of history
  • Using history as a strategic tool
  • Exciting students about the study of history


  • Developing a high performance organization or culture
  • Learning to dance with change
  • Creating organizational strategic plans 

Higher Education Governance

  • Enhancing presidential performance    
  • Improving administrative relations    
  • Working effectively with boards of trustees
  • Corporate 
  • Higher Education 
  • Nonprofit 
  • K-12 education

"David Shi spent nearly six months in 2011/2012 as Rollins College Presidential Fellow sharing his insights with our faculty, students, and community.   His generosity of time and spirit were remarkable as he worked to help the Rollins community develop long-term projects enhancing and increasing awareness and implementation of best practices toward sustainability."

Gail Sinclair
Executive Director
Winter Park Institute
Rollins College



Second Nature

"David Shi’s passion for the environment helped transform Furman University into one of the foremost “green” campuses in higher education, and his visionary leadership inspired other Associated Colleges of the South presidents to make similar changes. Because these prestigious colleges and universities are located throughout the 12 southern states, the impact of David’s vision has created a much more powerful synergy than one might expect from a small university in a small South Carolina town."

Elizabeth L. MacNabb, PhD
Director, Programs in Sustainability and the Environment
Associated Colleges of the South
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