Dr Melnick was appointed Executive Dean/Executive Director of Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) and its School of Sustainability by ASU President Michael Crow in 2008. From 1987-2008 he was Director of ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy/faculty in the School of Public Affairs and Associate Vice President for Economic Affairs (2002-2008). Dr Melnick is currently a research scientist in GIOS and Presidential Professor of Practice in the School of Sustainability. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Rob conducts research on urban governance and sustainability policy. He has co-authored three books and numerous public policy studies.