Dr. Rob Cooley

Associate Professor, Anthropology/Environmental Science

  • rcooley@pct.edu
  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7948
  • ACC, Rm.207B
Dr. Rob Cooley holds a doctorate in ecological anthropology from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in biology from Bucknell University. He joined Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2003 and has taught an array of courses including Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Science, Social Science Research Methods, and Outdoor Recreation as a Therapeutic Tool. Rob advises and works closely with students in the Human Services and Restorative Justice program. Rob also has been teaching and leading courses involving study abroad experiences at Penn College for over 13 years. Rob resides in the mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania and enjoys spending as much time outside as possible with his family, bicycling, kayaking, hiking and fishing.
Dr. Rob Cooley


  • Ph.D., Ecological Anthropology - The University of Georgia, 2003
  • B.A., Biology - Bucknell University, 1995


  • Certificate in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Georgia, 2003

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Service Learning in Sociology
  • Outdoor Recreation as a Therapeutic Tool
  • Human Services Capstone
  • Mathematics in Non-European Cultures I and II

Non-credit courses

  • Introduction to Homebrewing
  • Advanced Homebrewing
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