- Sonoma State University
- rocky.rohwedder@ sonoma.edu
I'm a Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University. My primary teaching and research areas are environmental science, outdoor leadership, sustainable development, and computer-aided communications. I have a B.A. in Social Ecology (UC Irvine), an M.S. in Resource Policy and Management (University of Michigan), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning (UC Berkeley).
I've been an educational consultant for numerous organizations, including the World Resources Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Peace Corps, President's Council on Sustainable Development, The Energy Foundation, and the California Department of Education. I was a facilitator in the Middle East Peace Process as well as a Visiting Scholar at the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Recently I've sailed with my family on three voyages with Semester at Sea as a faculty member of the University of Virginia and the Institute for Shipboard Education.
I co-founded EcoNet, a computer network for the environmental community, before the internet was public and browsers existed. I brokered for my campus the gift of the Fairfield Osborn Preserve and then served as the first faculty Director. I also co-founded the Environmental Technology Center at Sonoma State University and served on the design team. I'm currently a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Applied Environmental Education and Communication as well as several commissions of the North American Association for Environmental Education.