Global Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287
Dr. Melnick is the executive director and chief operating officer of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest research universities in the United States. The Institute, which includes ASU's School of Sustainability, is the primary vehicle by which the university establishes and pursues a comprehensive set of goals on sustainability education, research, and practice. Prior to this position, he served ASU as director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy from 1987-2008 and also as associate vice president for economic affairs from 2002-2008. Dr. Melnick holds academic appointments as research scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability and as Presidential Professor of Practice in the School of Sustainability. 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, Dr. Melnick conducts research on urban growth and economic development. He is the co-author of three books and numerous public policy research studies. Rob has a bachelor's degree in government from Dartmouth College and earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from Arizona State University.
Melnick, R. 2011. Combining technology, financing and behavior to create resilience through energy efficiency. Presentation at the June 2011 Resilient Cities 2011, Bonn Germany.
Melnick, R. 2011. Urbanization and sustainability in the country of Georgia: The role of public policy. Presentation at the October 2011, National Librairy, Tbilsi, Georgia.
Melnick, R. 2012. Training government officials on sustainability policy making. Presentation at the May 2012 Resileint Cities 2012 Congress, Bonn, Germany.
Melnick, R. 2012. Sustainability and cultural context. Presentation for June 2012, Henkel Corporation Annual Series on Sustainability, Dusselforf, Germany.
Melnick, R. 2012. Sustainability and philanthropy. Presentation at the September 2012, Board of Trustees of the Virginia G. Piper Trust.