Dr. Robert Snyder, the Island Institute

Dr. Robert Snyder is president of the Island Institute. He is responsible for working with island and coastal leaders in Maine to identify and invest in innovative approaches to community sustainability. He oversees the Institute’s efforts to share solutions with communities that are experiencing similar challenges to their sustainability elsewhere. His background is in cultural anthropology, and his research and writing have focused on community economic development and the cultural politics of natural resource management. He also writes a monthly column for The Working Waterfront.