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Dr. Debra Rowe
Dr. Debra Rowe is the President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, which convenes members of the business, education, communities, government, and faith sectors and catalyzes national sustainability initiatives. Dr. Rowe is co-founder of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium; Founder and Facilitator of the Disciplinary Associations’ Network for Sustainability, Senior Fellow at Second Nature and Senior Advisor to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She helps the private sector catalyze successful business models for the triple bottom line of sustainability. She helps higher education and K-12 associations integrate sustainability into mission, curricula, purchasing, facilities, and other areas. Dr. Rowe is staff consultant for a U.S. Department of Education project entitled “Sustainability Improves Students Learning”. Debra has been professor of energy management and renewable energy for over 30 years at Oakland Community College. She created a national model energy services technician degree design for colleges. She helps schools create energy management, renewable energies and sustainability programs with U.S. National Science Foundation support. Dr. Rowe chairs the Technical Advisory Group and the Green Jobs Policy Community of Action for the American Association of Community Colleges. Through AACC, she is a U.S. Designee to the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics’ for their international sustainability group. Debra Rowe is a frequent keynote speaker and author or editor of numerous publications. She earned a Ph.D. in Business, M.A. in Psychology, and M.B.A. in Business from University of Michigan and a B.A. from Yale University.