Matthew R. Auer is Dean of the Hutton Honors College and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.
Dr. Auer has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the arenas of environmental policy, energy policy, sustainable development, and foreign aid. In 2004, he published the edited volume, Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Eastern Europe and Russia (Rowman & Littlefield Press) which was nominated for the International Studies Association?s Sprout Award for best book in global environmental studies. He has taught at Indiana University since 1996 where he has earned more than ten teaching awards, including the President's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Auer served as Senior Adviser to the U.S. Forest Service from 2001 to 2006. During that time, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Forum on Forests and to the International Tropical Timber Council. For more than twenty years, he has developed, implemented, and evaluated energy and environmental aid programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development and for foreign aid agencies in, among other countries, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Dr. Auer received a Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1996. His other academic degrees include an M.Phil (1993) and M.S. (1992) from Yale, a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1990) and an A.B. magna cum laude in Anthropology from Harvard University (1988).