Rudolph Rosen

Rudolph Rosen

Instructional Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Science and Technology-Room 349C

512-671-0054   |rudy.rosen@tamusa.edu

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Biography

RUDOLPH “RUDY” ROSEN, Ph.D., is an Instructional Professor and Director of the Texas A&M University Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology in San Antonio. He is also a Fellow of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, and a former Research Associate of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. He is a Certified Fisheries Scientist and Fellow of the American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists.

Dr. Rosen has served as Director of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Coastal Resources for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, where he served two governors as a member of their cabinet for the environment. He also has served in top international, national, and regional executive leadership positions in three of the nation’s largest science-based wildlife conservation and advocacy organizations: National Wildlife Federation, Safari Club International/Safari Club International Foundation, and Ducks Unlimited. While working for Ducks Unlimited he was responsible for operations in Western States and workgroups conducting some of the largest coastal and freshwater wetlands and wildlife habitat restoration and management projects ever attempted on the Pacific Coast and the western states. This work included extensive wetlands restoration, lands management and protection, and water quality work in western lands, including in California’s Central Valley. He also managed a program conducting wildlife habitat/landforms inventory in northern climates. That work included classifying ecological lands in up to 30 million acres per year in the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Overall work involved managing over 2,000 grants and contracts annually, constituting $130 million in water resource funding raised for 400-500 state-federal-private collaborative projects

He has served on over 130 national and international boards, commissions and committees on conservation of wildlife, marine and inland fisheries, and water resources, and has written over 500 articles, presentations, blogs, and expert testimony to the US Congress and state legislatures on wildlife, fisheries, wildlife lands, and water resources conservation science and policy.  For over a decade Dr. Rosen wrote a regular column on science and policy for the national fishing magazine, The In-Fisherman. He has authored two peer-reviewed textbooks published by the Texas A&M University Press on conservation, including the water education textbook for middle, high school, and university students, Texas Aquatic Science and Money for the Cause, a comprehensive textbook on raising funds for the environment,

Dr. Rosen has served as President of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Chaired the Executive Committee of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and has been appointed to federal and state boards, commissions, and advisory committees for wildlife and marine and freshwater fisheries on all three U.S. coasts.

Since 2011, he has managed a joint project between the Harte Research Institute, Meadows Center, and Texas Parks and Wildlife called Texas Aquatic Science (TAS). TAS is focused on helping students of today become engaged water savvy citizens of tomorrow through teacher training, instructional materials development, research, and experiential education enhanced with today’s newest mobile and interactive technologies. The project developed the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum, a comprehensive educational pathway for water and aquatic sciences for students from middle and high school through college. He recently served as a Steering Committee member and Co-PI of a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions, has been a member of the Texas Center for Climate Studies, and has served on EPA and Department of Interior Public Advisory Committees on various wildlife, fisheries, and water resource matters. He currently serves as a CO-PI on a National Science Foundation funded project on, "Decision Support for Water Stressed Food-Energy-Water Nexus Decisions."

Dr. Rosen has degrees from Penn State, South Dakota State and the University of Massachusetts.

 

Degrees

Pennsylvania State University B.S.
South Dakota State University M.S.
University of Massachusetts Ph.D

 

Teaching Summary

Year

Rank

Company/Institute/University

2015-Present

Director

Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology

2015-Present

Visiting Professor

Texas A&M University – San Antonio

2011-2014

Harte Research Associate

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

2010-2015

Director

Conservation Leadership Initiative, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

2010-2015

Research Professor

Texas State University

 

Sample Websites

Rosen, R. A. 2012 - 2020.   http://texasaquaticscience.org/

A distance education-oriented website containing all parts of the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum

 

Rosen, R. A. 2015 - 2020.   http://watervideos.org/

A website providing access to 222 distance education videos about aquatic science

 

Rosen, R. A. 2017 - 2020.  https://twj.media/

Website for the Texas Water Journal

 

Rosen, R. A. 2011 - 2019. http://event-fundraising.com

Leadership and Nonprofit Organization Management. A website publishing papers and articles about fundraising, leadership, events and conferences, organizations, and organization management.

 

Rosen, R. A. 2011 - 2020.  http://water-texas.org

A website about water and the environment, and “Headwater to Ocean” a Texas aquatic science partnership

 

Rosen, R. A. 2018 - 2019.  https://data.water-texas.org/

A website about the Texas Internet for Water

 

 

Recent Sample Publications

PEER-REVIEWED TEXTBOOKS IN PRINT AND E-BOOKS

Rosen, R.A. 2014. Texas Aquatic Science.  Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 200 pp. [ISBN: 978-1-62349-193-2]   https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781623491932/texas-aquatic-science/

Rosen, R.A. 2012. Money for the Cause.  Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 279 pp. [ISBN: 978-1-60344-693-8]  https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781603446938/money-for-the-cause/   

E-BOOKS

Rosen, Rudolph A. and Robert E. Mace. 2019. Internet of Texas Water Data: Use Cases for Flood, Drought, and Surface Water – Groundwater Interactions. Report No. 2019-11, The Meadows Center for the Environment, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 51 pp. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/1/

Rosen, Rudolph A. and Susan V. Roberts. 2018. Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop: Building an Internet for Water. Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 86 pp.  (ISBN-13: 978-0-9986645-4-5) https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/2

Rosen, Rudolph A., Bassel Daher, and Rabi H. Mohtar. 2018. Water-Energy-Food Nexus Stakeholder Information Sharing and Engagement Workshop. The Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX, 72 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0-9986645-3-8] https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/3

Rosen, Rudolph A. 2017. 2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forum: Workforce Education, Data, and Research. Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 55 pp. [ISBN: 978-0-9986645-0-7] https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/5

Mohtar, Rabi and Rudolph Rosen. 2015. Resource Nexus: Water, Energy, Food: Water Forum and Technology Roadmap. The Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX, 41 pp. [ISBN: 978-0-9986645-1-4] https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/6

Rosen, Rudolph A. 2015. Texas Water Technology Roadmap Forum. Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, TX, 67 pp. [ISBN: 978-0-9986645-2-1] https://dig-italcommons.tamusa.edu/water_books/7

ABSTRACTS IN BOOKS

Rosen, R.A., K.L. Petrik, X Wei, and M.J. Petrie.  2009. Building practical on-the-ground response to climate change: West Coast wetlands restoration and protection.  Page 318 in Third National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Los Angeles, CA.    http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/NCER2009/pdfs/Abstract_BOOK.pdf

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Rosen, RA. 2007. Case Study - The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh. Pages 20-24 in Browne, D.M. and Dell, R., editors. Conserving Waterfowl and Wetlands Amid Climate Change. Ducks Unlimited, Inc.. Memphis, Tennessee, USA. 50 pp. Available at  http://www.ducks.org/media/Conservation/Climate%20Change/_documents/White%20Paper_Final%20Graphics.pdf

EXPERT REVIEWS

Yolles, P., L. Fredrickson, J. Keller, M. Powelson and R. Rosen. 2009.  Undelivered water: Fulfilling the CVPIA promise to Central Valley refuges, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Refuge Water Supply Program.  Report of the Independent Review Panel, November 3, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 71 pp. https://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/docs_reports/indep_review/CVPIA_Final_Refuge_Report_2009-11-03.pdf

PAPERS IN SCIENCE JOURNALS AND PROCEEDINGS

Rosen, R.A., R.E. Mace, S.M. Hermitte, and R. Wade. 2020. Internet of Texas Water Data: Use Cases for Flood, Drought, and Surface Water – Groundwater Interactions. Texas Water Journal 11(1)133-151. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/8/

Schindel, G.M. and R.A. Rosen. In Press. Best Management Practices for Fire Fighting in the Karstic Edwards (Balcones Fault Zone) Aquifer of South-Central Texas. Texas Water Journal. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/9/

Rosen, R.A. 2019. Water Education Leadership in Texas: Pathway for Students from Middle School to University Degree. Water Resources IMPACT 21(4):30-31. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/10

Rosen, R.A., S.M. Hermitte, S. Pierce, S. Richards, S.V. Roberts. 2019. An Internet for Water: Connecting Texas Water Data. Texas Water Journal 10(1):22-29. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/7

Rosen, R.A., L.A. Cifuentes , J. Fischer , H. Marquise , J. C. Tracy. 2018. Water Security for Texas: A Post-Secondary Education Pathway for the Water Workforce. Texas Water Journal 9(1):120-128. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/6

Rosen, R.A., R Mohtar, L.A. Cifuentes, S. Frayser, G. Hustvedt, W. Patrick, C. Ragland, S.V. Roberts, J.Vanegas, C. Wall, and J. Wall. 2017. The route to water security for Texas: The 2015–2016 Texas water roadmap forums. Texas Water Journal 8(1):116-123. https://digitalcom-mons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/5

Rosen, R.A., E. Scanlon, and J. Smith. 2017. Future water stewardship and fact-based water policy: an aquatic science education pathway model. XVIth International Water Resources Association World Water Congress. May 30, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/4/

Rosen, R. A., E. Scanlon, and J. Smith. 2016. Aquatic science education pathway from headwaters to ocean is a model for place-based experiential learning for protecting and stewarding Gulf states’ freshwater and marine resources: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 66, p. 475–485. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_faculty/11/

VIDEOS

Rosen, Rudolph A. and Randall Maxwell. 2020. Emergency Responder’s Guide to Protecting the Edwards Aquifer. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_videos/1/

Rosen, Rudolph A. 2016. Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen. 111 Regular Video Science Lessons https://texasaquaticscience.org/aquatic-science-lessons-rudy-rosen/  and 111 Closed Captioned Video Science Lessons https://texasaquaticscience.org/aquatic-science-lessons-closed-captioned/  .

PAPERS PRESENTED AT TECHNICAL CONFERENCES

Rosen, R.A. 2020. Water Education STEM Pathway from Middle School to University to Water Career: Education for the Next Generation Water Workforce. 2020 Texas STEM Conference, Texas STEM Coalition. January 22-24, Austin, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/1

Cifuentes, L. and R.A. Rosen. 2019. Conducting Educational Design Research during Development of a Binational Curriculum: Water for Healthy Borders. Presented at the session: Designing Innovative Pathways to Support Workforce Development, 42nd Annual Convention Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, October 23, Las Vegas, NV.

Rosen, R.A. 2019. Foundation of the Texas Aquatic Science curriculum. Presented at the Conference on Healthy Borders, Healthy Waters and Educational Curriculum Workshop, National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment, Engagement in Semiarid Regions. August 8-9, Juriquilla, Mexico. (Conference presenter and workshop facilitator) https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/2

Rosen. R.A. 2019. Water Security for Texas: A Post-Secondary Education Pathway for Water Workforce Readiness. Presented at the 2019 Texas Aquifer Conference. June 12, Austin, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/8

Rosen, R.A. 2019. Border Areas Water Security: An Education Pathway for the Next Generation Water Workforce. Conference on innovative, multidisciplinary water research to address the needs of the US-Mexico border corridor. Presented at the meeting of the National Science Foundation Border Solutions Alliance. June 11, Las Cruces, NM. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/7

Rosen, R.A. 2018. Opportunities for Integrative Planning across Water, Energy, and Food Sectors in the San Antonio Region. Panel Session Organizer and Moderator: Texas A&M Conference on Energy. September 24-26, College Station, TX.

Rosen, R A., L.A. Cifuentes , J. Fischer , H. Marquise , J. C. Tracy. 2018. A Post-Secondary Education Pathway for the Water Workforce. Presented at the Biannual meeting of the South Central Texas Water Research Interest Group. June 5, Canyon Lake, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/6

Rosen, R.A., E. Scanlon, and J. Smith. 2017. Future water stewardship and fact-based water policy: an aquatic science education pathway model. Presented at the XVIth International Water Resources Association World Water Congress. May 30, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
http://iwra.org/member/congress/resource/ABSID179_Rudolph_Rosen_Future_WaterStewardship_and_factbased_WaterPolicy_an_AquaticScience_Education_pathway_model_oral.pdf

Rosen, R.A. 2017. The Route to Water Security For Texas: The 2015-2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forums. Natural Resources and Utilities. 9th Annual Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects Forum. May 7, Austin, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/4
Rosen, R.A. 2017. Report on the 2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forum. Presented at the 2017 Texas Aquifer Conference. May 3, Austin, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/3

Rosen, R. A. 2017. Building a Roadmap for Texas Water Security, Research, Outreach, and Education: The Texas Water Roadmap Forums. Presented at the South Central Section Geological Society of America 51st Annual Meeting. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 49, No. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017SC-289545, March 13, San Antonio, TX. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017SC/webprogram/Paper289545.html

Rosen, R. A. and J. Smith. 2017. STEM Pathway for Aquatic Science: Experiential Learning In and Out of Classrooms. Presented at the 10th Annual Texas STEM Conference, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12252.18564, January 19-20, Dallas, TX. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzsnCEIDPF-yTG1xY1ozNHFiZkE

Rosen, R.A. 2016. A Water Education Pathway: Texas Aquatic Science. Presented at the Biannual meeting of the South Central Texas Water Research Interest Group. December 1, San Antonio, TX. https://digitalcommons.tamusa.edu/water_conferences/10

Rosen, R.A. 2016. Marine/Aquatic Science Education and Integrating Formal and Informal Education and Outreach Opportunities: Presented at the Global Marine Sustainability Symposium and Workshop, Marine Education Opportunities - Achieving the right mix: overseas students, in-country needs, and informal education and outreach. September 20, Oban, Scotland. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4yltJzK0okMelh3Njgtb3FGZG8

Rosen, R. A., E. Scanlon, and J. Smith. 2016. Aquatic science education pathway from headwaters to ocean is a model for place-based experiential learning for protecting and stewarding Gulf states’ freshwater and marine resources. Presented at the 66th Annual Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention and 63rd Annual Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology Meeting. September 20, Corpus Christi, TX. http://www.gcags.org/exploreanddiscover/2016/00034_rosen_et_al.pdf

Rosen, R.A. 2016. The Making of the Texas Aquatic Science Curriculum. Presented at the Texas Aquatic Science Research Review Conference. August 4, San Marcos, TX.

Rosen, R.A. 2015. Tech In (and Outside) the Classroom: An Aquatic Science Pathway. Presented at the Technology and Nature Summit: 2015 Conference of the Children and Nature Network. April 7, Austin, TX. (Summit steering committee and technical session moderator) https://youtu.be/609CVUXiq3M

Rosen, R.A. 2014. Water education in Texas: STEM for water. Presented at Water, Wildlife and Wide Open Spaces: A Texas Summit on Climate and the Environment, November 20, San Marcos, TX. https://youtu.be/hXog3GHW03Q

Rosen, R.A. 2014. A Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions. Presented at Management of Water Resources, Air Resources and Oilfield Waste; Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach, Shale Oil and Gas Development Conference, November 18, San Antonio, TX. https://youtu.be/mOx0ZNL3xQo

Rosen, R.A. 2014. Practical Application of New Mobile and Interactive Technology in Outdoor Experiential STEM Water Education. Presented at the SXSW Interactive Sixth Street Showcase, University of Texas System Office of Technology Commercialization, March 8, Austin, TX.

Rosen, R.A. 2013. Experiential mobile-technology enhanced STEM water education can connect students to water and the environment for life. Presented at the Regional Livability Symposium - Water: Key to our Future, University of Texas, February 15, Austin, TX.
Rosen, R.A. 2010. The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: A century of species and habitat management in America. Presented at the Environmental Studies Colloquium, Whittier College, March 17, Whittier, CA.

Rosen, R.A., K.L. Petrik, X Wei, and M.J. Petrie. 2009. Building practical on-the-ground response to climate change: West Coast wetlands restoration and protection. Presented at the Third National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, 23 July, Los Angeles, CA.

Rosen, R.A. 2008. Bringing the environmental community to the table: Partnership and collaboration. Presented at the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association’s Conference on Practical Sustainability for Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, May 8, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

 

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
WATR 3312 600 Water Laws, Rules & Policy Spring 2021 Syllabi
WATR 5312 600 Water Laws, Rules & Policy Spring 2021 Syllabi