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Rob Melnick

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Senior Sustainability Scientist
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Rsrch Sci + Pres Professor of Pract
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Biography: 

Rob Melnick is Director of International Programs and Presidential Professor of Practice in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. From 2008-2018 he was executive director/executive dean of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and of the School of Sustainability. Prior to these positions, he served ASU as director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy from 1987-2008 and conterminously as associate vice president for economic affairs (2002-2008) and assistant vice provost for research (2001-2003). Dr. Melnick also holds academic appointments as research scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and as affiliated faculty in ASU’s School of Public Affairs. Immediately prior to his work for ASU, Dr. Melnick was a senior fellow and vice president of the Hudson Institute where he was in charge of policy studies on employment and education. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Rob teaches courses in urban sustainability and sustainability policy. He is the co-author of three books and numerous policy research studies. Rob has a bachelor's degree Dartmouth College and earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Educational Technology, Arizona State University
  • M.A. Media, Arizona State University
  • B.A. Government, Dartmouth College
Publications: 
  • Mayo, Judith, Melnick, Rob, Wolf, Shapard, Mayo, Judith, Melnick, Rob, Wolf, Shapard. The Status of Minority Students at Arizona State University: Report on the ASU Minority Student Survey. (1990).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 323Sustainable Urban Dynamics
SOS 592Research
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 323Sustainable Urban Dynamics
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 323Sustainable Urban Dynamics
SOS 592Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 494Special Topics
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
SOS 598Special Topics
PAF 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 323Sustainable Urban Dynamics
SOS 596Capstone: Scientific Paper
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 592Research
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 599Thesis
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 599Thesis
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 494Special Topics
SOS 494Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
SOS 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 599Thesis
SOS 792Research
SOS 799Dissertation