The faculty who teach in the Sustainable Military Lands Management graduate certificate program bring a wealth of knowledge to courses, with specialties ranging from watershed management and modeling to cultural resources management.
Dr. William W. Doe
Dr. William (Bill) Doe has taught a broad range of courses in physical and cultural/regional geography, water resources, land use planning, and environmental studies for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), Western Illinois University, and Penn State University. He is a former military engineer and environmental geographer with research and applied expertise in military lands management, watershed management and modeling, renewable energy, and sustainability practices for universities and federal installations.
Dr. Doe is currently employed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, where he coordinates external research opportunities with federal and state agencies, and industry partners. From 2010-2014 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Green Jobs, a Denver-based non-profit providing employment for veterans in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, and natural resources conservation sectors. He also previously held positions as Associate Dean for Research in the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU, and as a senior research scientist/scholar and Associate Director with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at CSU.
Dr. Doe served on active duty for 22 years as an Army Corps of Engineers officer with assignments in civil works, water resources management, combat engineering and environmental R&D. While on active duty, he was on the faculty as Academy Professor and Program Director of Geography and Environmental Studies at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.
He is an active member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and volunteers for veterans' organizations. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy and advanced degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Colorado State University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on military lands management, including Modern Military Geography (Routledge Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-415-87095-5).
Dr. Alexander D. Woods
Dr. Alexander D. Woods is the current chairman of the Society for American Archaeology's Military Archaeological Resources Stewardship (MARS) Interest Group. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa in 2011 and has been working for Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) since 2013. He served several years in CEMML's Wisconsin Field Office as the Cultural Resources Projects Manager for U.S. Army Garrison Fort McCoy. Dr. Woods has taught previous courses at The University of Missouri, Grinnell College, The University of Iowa, and Iowa Wesleyan College. His research interests include the environmental and archaeological stewardship of military lands, the history and prehistory of Western Wisconsin, and the study and quantification of lithic raw material quality, as well as its relationship to the economic realities of stone tool production and use.
Robin Rothfeder is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at CSU. Robin's classes use social-ecological challenges and opportunities as the focal point for engaged, interactive learning experiences. His teaching in the MNRS program focuses on environmental impact analysis as governed by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). His research covers two broad topics: (a) collaboration in social-ecological systems, and (b) water resource planning, policy, and management. In both areas, he takes an interdisciplinary and mixed methods approach aimed at meeting real-world community needs.
Robin has a diverse interdisciplinary background, including 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 PhD in Ecological Planning from the University of Utah.