Dr. Michael Schwebel is the Manager of Sustainability Consulting / Senior Sustainability Advisor for NRG Energy, bringing expertise in climate change, sustainability, and environmental planning to the role. As a climate change specialist, he is passionate about promoting sustainability-driven education. He is an LEED-accredited professional, and former New Jersey marine extension agent with hands-on environmental experience across the globe.
Schwebel holds a doctorate in geography and urban studies from Temple University and is currently a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University, teaching the capstone research course to graduate-level students completing their thesis-level environmental science and climate change studies class.
He has worked within the faculty at Temple University, Rutgers University, and Monmouth University and helped to co-create the Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate at the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Michael co-lead the Strategy Delivery Unit within the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program as the associate director specifically concentrating on environmental change across the Americas in both English and Spanish-speaking locations.
Additionally, Dr. Schwebel 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.