Steve Kaagan is Professor Emeritus of Michigan State University, Senior Partner at bpcUSA, a German-American Consulting Firm, and most recently, World Climate Ambassador with Climate Interactive.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s and doctorate from Harvard University, and has been honored with several awards, including membership in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London, England and Honorary Doctorates from Williams College in Massachusetts and Green Mountain College in Vermont.
Prior to teaching at Michigan State he served as President of Hurricane Island Outward Bound (1989-91), Commissioner of Education for the State of Vermont (1982-88), and Provost of Pratt Institute in New York City (1977-82).
He has written extensively on experiential approaches to leadership development. Prominent titles include Leadership Games; 30 Reflective Staff Development Exercises for Educators; and Developing Teacher Leaders.
Using Climate Interactive simulations, he has facilitated multiple sessions for university faculty, community and business leaders, teachers, and students. UNC Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment, Williams College Alumni Seminars, and Burlington, VT and Seattle, WA have hosted recent engagements. He insists that World Energy and World Climate are powerful tools to help people wrestle with the challenges of climate change.
His experience embraces wide-ranging service as an adviser to government agencies, corporations and educational institutions and extensive travel, including mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas and Andes; and Rugby Football Refereeing for the USA Rugby Football Union.
He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Susan and two spoiled dogs.