PhD, 2015, School of Sustainability
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
Matt Cohen is a PhD graduate in Sustainability, studying public participation and urban development. Matt holds a BA in International Studies from Centre College, a Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and a Professional Science Masters in Climate Science and Solutions from Northern Arizona University. Before enrolling at Arizona State University (ASU), Matt lived in Flagstaff for four years, exploring the Coconino National Forest and working within the town’s sustainability community, including an AmeriCorps experience with an environmental education center. Through the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU, Matt has participated in visioning research through the Reinvent Phoenix Project, allowing him to engage with community stakeholders to shape shared visions of a sustainable future for Phoenix. He has over five years of professional sustainability experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors and as an independent sustainability consultant. Matt has one year of teaching experience in Quito, Ecuador and two years of education administration with the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff. When he’s free from the demands of graduate school, Matt spends his time hiking, traveling, gardening/cooking/eating, and listening to baseball games on the radio.
PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2015
MS, Climate Science and Solutions, Northern Arizona University, 2011
MCP, Community Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2007
BA, International Studies, minor Government, Centre College, 2005
Cohen, M., A. D. Wiek, B. Kay and J. Harlow. 2015. Aligning public participation to stakeholders' sustainability literacy -- a case study on sustainable urban development in Phoenix, Arizona. Sustainability 7(7):8709-8728. DOI: 10.3390/su7078709. (link )
Wiek, A. D., M. J. Bernstein, R. W. Foley, M. C. Cohen, N. Forrest, C. Kuzdas, B. Kay and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2016. Operationalising competencies in higher education for sustainable development. Pp. 241-260 In: Barth, M., G. Michelsen, M. Rieckmann and I. Thomas eds., Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 9780415727303.
National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, 2013
Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2012
Hooper Sustainability Award, Northern Arizona University, 2011
National Science Foundation Professional Science Master's Fellowship, 2010