June Hammond Rowan has been named Outreach and Development Coordinator for Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment.
Steve Kahl, director for the Center for the Environment says, “June is a geographer and community planner with experience and passion for a sustainable environment. This background is perfect for the goals of the Center, which are to provide a program that is balanced in science, economics and social aspects of the environment.”
In her new position Rowan will “Take the message of the Center for the Environment, which is a regional focus on science policy, and translate it back into the community, region, state and beyond so people can understand policy-orientated issues.” Rowan will also pursue grants to fund faculty research and support student projects.
Rowan holds a master’s degree in geography from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Chicago. She has also been an adjunct professor for New Hampshire Community Technical College, a staff scientist for the Appalachian Mountain Club. She wrote and edited Mountain Summers: Tales of Hiking and Exploration in the White Mountains from 1878 to 1886 as seen through the Eyes of Women, and numerous articles. Prior to joining PSU, Rowan was an environmental planner for the state of New Hampshire. She had also served as the town planner for Berlin, and more recently in Plymouth.