International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor (Dr.) Armin Rosencranz

Armin Rosencranz, the new dean of the Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, was educated at Princeton (AB – arts bachelor) and Stanford (LL.B, MA, PhD in political science).

At Stanford he had several roles, including student body president, faculty resident in an undergraduate dorm, faculty member and Stanford trustee.  He taught environmental and natural resources policy and law to Stanford undergraduates for 20 years. His courses were cross-listed in ten different departments, including history, political science, human biology and earth systems. He received three student-nominated awards for teaching excellence, including “teacher of the year.”

Earlier in life, Armin was a staff member of President Johnson’s secret task force on government organization. He also conducted a set of hearings on urban problems for then-Senator Robert Kennedy. He founded Pacific Environment, an international environment NGO, in 1987, and led it for a decade.

Armin also taught climate, energy and global environmental law at Boalt Hall – UC Berkeley, Golden Gate Law School and Georgetown Law School before teaching these same subjects at Jindal from 2014 onward.