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 liberal arts courses including Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Science, Introduction to Non-European Mathematics, social science research methods. At UGA, Cooley focused on fisheries anthropology; in Pennsylvania, he has chosen to examine the socio-ecological impacts of the Marcellus Shale natural gas development. Rob resides itn the mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania and enjoy 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
In the Media