Michael Schwebel, Adjunct Faculty
Michael Schwebel, Ph.D., is a social-science researcher and ethnographer bringing substantial experience in community resilience and environmental policy to the classroom. As an adaptation specialist, one of his passions is working with coastal communities and cities, particularly in small island developing states and territories. Mike is also a licensed landscape architect, LEED accredited professional, and former marine extension agent with hands-on environmental policy experience across the globe.
Mike holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies (climate change adaptation in Pacific Small Island States) from Temple University and has worked within the faculty at Rutgers University and Monmouth University in New Jersey teaching classes in climate change, energy use, mapping, and sustainability. Mike also helped to lead the Strategy Delivery Unit within 100 Resilient cities (sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation), as the associate director specifically concentrating on environmental change across the Americas in both English and Spanish-speaking locations.
Additionally, Mike has worked as a researcher in residence in a dual-role position at the Urban Coast Institute and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and continues to document, study, and present about environmental policy and climate change with several recent peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Water and Climate Change, International Environmental Agreements,and Islands Studies Journal.