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Center for

Environment & Society

Briggs Cunningham

Energy Programs Manager, Center for Environment & Society


  • M.A. History, Washington College, 2015
  • B.A. American Studies, Yale University, 1979

General Interests

  • environmental stewardship
  • community involvement
  • U.S. and world history
  • the Olympic Games

Career Highlights

  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Special Olympics International
  • Washington area professional tennis tournaments

Volunteer Activities

  • Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer Team, Washington College
  • Communications Team, 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Director, 1981 D.C. Special Olympics Summer Games
  • Coach, youth soccer and baseball teams

Favorite Activities

  • Tennis, sailing, soccer, ice hockey, swimming, snorkeling
  • Historic novels; Dick Francis books; the Sunday paper
  • Art Museums
  • Favorite movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Favorite book: Killer Angels
  • Favorite meal: Oysters, spinach salad w/ pears and beets, grilled lamb, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, blueberry pie with whipped cream
  • Favorite wine: Turley (red Zin)
  • Spending time with my wife, children and grandchildren


  • Faves: Scotland, London, France, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Barbuda
  • On the list: Australia & New Zealand, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Belize


  • Common Sense
Campus Involvement

WC Staff Council