Marcy Rockman is an archaeologist with experience in national and international climate change policy. Her research focus is how humans gather, remember, and share environmental information, and she’s used this to address situations as diverse as cultural resource management in the American West and homeland security risk communication in Washington, DC. From 2011-2018 she served as the inaugural US National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources. Her recent projects have included serving as Co-chair on behalf of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) alongside UNESCO and the IPCC for the International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage, and Climate Change, Scientific Coordinator for the ICCROM-led conference Climate.Culture.Peace, and lead for climate science-policy connections with Co-Equal, a nonprofit in Washington, DC that provides research support to the US Congress.
Dr. Rockman holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and B.Sc. in Geology from the College of William and Mary. Her major publications include Colonization of Unfamiliar Landscapes: The Archaeology of Adaptation, Archaeology in Society: Its Relevance in the Modern World, and the NPS Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy.