Our Expertise

Dr. Sabine O’Hara has lectured around the globe, is the author of three books and numerous articles and research reports and has taught courses and professional development workshops on topics ranging from economics and ethics, to community based economic development, to multi-cultural perspectives on sustainable management, and identifying context-based success strategies.

Global Ecology draws on a vast network of expertise from around the world. Its principal and owner, Dr. Sabine O’Hara is a respected researcher, lecturer and higher education executive who is well known for her expertise in sustainable economic development and global education.

About Dr. Sabine O’Hara

Dr. Sabine O’Hara is Principal of Global Ecology LLC and Managing Director and Vice President of Professors Beyond Borders. A respected author, researcher and higher education executive, she has experience in virtually every aspect of university administration including curriculum development, strategic planning, program accreditation, international partnerships, development and marketing.

From 2007 to 2010 she was Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) a preeminent international exchange organization that administers the Fulbright Scholar Program and collaborates with over 3000 universities in more than 130 countries. Before joining CIES, O’Hara was the 10th President of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia and held faculty and administrative positions at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and as Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

O’Hara is a strong advocate of higher education who believes that education cannot merely provide answers to our questions; it must also question our answers. She is well known for her expertise in sustainable economic development, global education and executive leadership, has lectured around the globe and is the author of numerous publications and research reports.

A native of Germany, O’Hara earned a doctorate in environmental economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. She serves on the board of directors of several national and international organizations, including as past president of the United States Society for Ecological Economics, past secretary of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, on the International Task Force of the American Chemical Society, the International Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University and as reviewer and editorial board member of several academic journals.

David C. O’Hara

David C. O’Hara is Chief Operating Officer of Global Ecology LLC. David has a keen appreciation for education and the role it plays in preparing individuals and organizations not only for their current work but for the ongoing discovery and rediscovery of meaningful work in an ever changing world and marketplace. David’s area of expertise is client relations and marketing and he knows first hand how important team work, communication across cultures, and the ability to assess outcomes and impacts are for both individual and organizational success. David also is Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Washington Analysis, LLC. His previous work experiences include Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors) and Morgan Stanley. David received a double major in Sociology and Economics from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.