Neil Leary

Director, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College

Neil Leary is Director of Dickinson College’s Center for Sustainability Education. The Center works with faculty, staff and students to create opportunities for students to learn about socially, economically and environmentally sustainable systems across the liberal arts curriculum and through co-curricular living laboratory programs. Neil has been a participant in the 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2014 science assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has directed programs that have engaged over 300 scientists and graduate students from more than 50 countries in studies of climate change vulnerability and adaptation. He teaches courses on climate change, sustainable communities and sustainable campuses. Neil earned a Ph.D. in natural resource and environmental economics from the University of Washington in 1988 and a B.A. from Macalester College in 1980.