Dr. Huisingh was born in Spokane, Washington, on March 13, 1937. He grew up in Washington, North Dakota and Minnesota. He was awarded his BS from the University of Minnesota in 1961 in Science Specialization, Economics and Horticulture and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1965 in Biochemistry and Plant Pathology. He taught and did research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina for 23 years and then moved to Europe where he has taught at Erasmus University in The Netherlands and at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, since 1987. He has been guest lecturer in more than 60 other universities and has worked on helping to implement Cleaner Production at more than 300 companies and organizations. Presently he teaches part-time at the following institutions: the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lund University in Sweden, Erasmus University in The Netherlands, and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He has published more than 350 articles, books, videos and simulations. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Journal of Cleaner Production.. He is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society s problems so that effective and equitable approaches can be made towards sustainable societies.
- PhD, Biochemistry and Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, 1965
- BS, Science Specialization, Economics and Horticulture, University of Minnesota, 1961