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Rudy Rosen Bio

Dr. Rudolph Rosen, Ph.D

Director, Conservation Leadership Initiative, Research Professor

Dr. Rudolph Rosen, is a Research Professor in the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University where he is director of start-up initiatives on conservation leadership and connecting students to water through experiential technology-enhanced STEM education. Dr. Rosen has served in international, national and regional executive leadership positions in three of the nation’s largest nonprofit conservation science and advocacy organizations and foundations: the National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation. He also served as an Environment Cabinet Member for two governors, and was director of fish, wildlife, and marine public resource agencies for the states of Oregon and Texas - two of the nations largest science and regulatory agencies for fish and wildlife.

Rosen has served on over 130 national and international boards, commissions and committees, and has authored over 500 articles, presentations and blogs on natural resource conservation, policy, and organizations. He specializes in executive management of nonprofit organizations and public agencies, advocacy, and funds development. He was president of a firm providing start-up and turn-around management of international nonprofit research and university alumni organizations, and was responsible for the world’s largest fundraiser for environmental conservation, an annual event that raised over $8 million.  Dr. Rosen recently authored two textbooks, one on fundraising titled Money for the Cause and the other on sustainability of water resources titled Texas Aquatic Science. Both were peer-reviewed and published by the Texas A&M University Press.