Md Rumi Shammin

Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College

122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, USA; Tel: 440/775-5316, Fax: 440/775-8946



PhD, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MS, Natural Resources, Cornell University

BS, Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Institute of Technology


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Dr. Md Rumi Shammin is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio where he served as the Chair of the program between 2015 and 2019. He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and a Master’s in Natural Resources with a minor in Agricultural & Biological Engineering from Cornell University. His undergraduate training is in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Khulna. Before joining Oberlin College in 2007, he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the Environmental Council at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign for a year. Prior to this he taught at North South University in Bangladesh for five years between 1996 and 2001.

Dr. Shammin’s scholarship focuses on energy and climate change analysis, their impacts, and the policies surrounding these matters both in the US and abroad. He studies behavioral and human dimensions of environmental studies with regards to energy and resource use; ecological economics; refugee camp environmental management; environmental justice; and applied research on sustainability in the built environment. His articles have been published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Ecological Indicators, Energy Policy, Landscape and Urban Planning, Gastronomica and PloS One. He has co-edited a special issue of the Solutions Journal and authored many book chapters, research reports, and government publications.

Dr. Shammin has been studying energy solutions and climate change adaptation initiatives in Bangladesh. In recent years, he has been working with international agencies on developing a framework for resilient and sustainable solutions for refugee camp environmental management - in the context of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. He is currently collaborating with Professor Enamul Haque of East West University (Bangladesh), Professor Pranab Mukhopadhyay of Goa University (India) and Dr. Mani Nepal of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economics (Nepal) as co-editors of a volume titled Climate Change and Community Resilience: Insights from South Asia. The book was published by Springer Nature in October 2021 and includes several chapters coauthored by Dr. Shammin that represent a decade of field work and research in climate vulnerable communities of Bangladesh.