Environmental Studies at UVM

Robert Williams Jr.


Environmental Program


Dr. Rob Williams is a Vermont-based historian, journalist, musician, and professor of media/communications and environmental history/global studies.


  • Ph.D. with foci on Environmental, Modern US, and US Western History, The University of New Mexico, 2001
  • M.A. Environmental/US History, The University of New Mexico, 1995
  • B.A. Environmental/US History and American Studies, Princeton University, 1989

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Media, Communications/Journalism Professor at Champlain, Saint Michaels and Burlington Colleges, and Sacred Heart University
  • editor and publisher of Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence, a statewide independent news journal
  • The Action Coalition for Media Education
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Musicians