About Robin

Dr. Robin Rothfeder is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy at CSU. He has undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics from the University of California-Berkeley, as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Humanities and a Doctorate in Ecological Planning from the University of Utah. Robin's teaching emphasizes engaged, interactive learning experiences. His classes at CSU include Natural Resources History and Policy, Environmental Impact Analysis, Integrated Ecosystem Management, and other courses in natural resource planning, policy, and management. Outside of academia, Robin is a husband and father, a certified yoga instructor and an outdoor sports enthusiast.

Google Scholar Profile CV


  • Kayaking, Climbing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skiing
  • Yoga, Piano, Didgeridoo, Pets, Family
  • Where physical science intersects the built environment


Ph.D., Ecological Planning - University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, 2017

M.S., Environmental Humanities - University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, 2012

B.S., Environmental Science, Environmental Economics & Policy - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, 2007

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2020
  • Vice Chancellor’s Merit Award, 2019
  • Medal of Achievement in Ecological Planning, 2017
  • Alta Sustainability Leadership Award, 2016