- Ph.D in English, UW-Madison, 2009. Specialization: U.S. literary history and the environment. Minor: environmental history and history of technology.
- M.A. in English, UW-Madison, 2002.
- B.A. in Modern Studies (interdisciplinary program run by English department) and French, University of Virginia, 2001
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Honors College University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010-2012
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies program, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009-2010
- Project Assistant at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment at UW-Madison, 2009
- Director of Academic Programs at the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) for Environment and Society
- As Director of Academic Programs, Robert helps to develop and facilitate strategic partnerships with research centers in environmental humanities and related fields. He serves as the co-convener for RCC events and workshops and represents the RCC at conferences and events around the world. He also supports the RCC in fundraising and grant-writing, directs a new Masters Certificate in Environmental Studies, and teaches U.S. environmental history in the America Institut of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.
Areas of Research Interest:
- Interdisciplinary environmental studies and public scholarship; garden writing and history, urban agriculture and food movements in relation to transnational environmental justice activism.