Advanced Academic Programs, Washington DC Center, Washington, DC

Dr. Michael Schwebel is Associate Vice President of Sustainability and Climate Risk at GARP, bringing experience in climate change, sustainability, and environmental planning to the new SCR program. 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 an adjunct 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. He also helped to co-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, 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.

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