Debra Rowe

Professor, Oakland Community College

2014 Education Award Winner

Dr. Debra Rowe is the President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. She is also co-founder of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, founder/facilitator of the Disciplinary Associations’ Network for Sustainability, and Senior Advisor to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Dr. Rowe chaired the Technical Advisory Group and the Green Jobs Policy Community of Action for the American Association of Community Colleges. She co-created the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center, the Projects That Matter platform, and the Beyond Doom and Gloom: Engage in Climate Solutions initiative. She is often a keynote speaker at national and international education conferences. She is the author or editor of numerous publications, including the newly released encyclopedia, Achieving Sustainability: Vision, Principles and Practices. Dr. Rowe earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and received two master’s degrees and a PhD from the University of Michigan.