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Rob Melnick
Director, International Programs, School of Sustainability
Arizona State University (ASU)

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.