Faculty: Brent Plater

faculty bio
Brent Plater

Adjunct Professor

San Francisco

    Adjunct Professor Brent Plater is a Lecturer within San Francisco State University's Environmental Studies Program and the Executive Director of the Wild Equity Institute, a non-profit organization building a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth.


    Professor Plater is the recipient of numerous HONORS & AWARDS for his work protecting endangered species and wild places throughout the world, including the Environmental Education Conservation Award from the John Muir Association; the Unsung Hero Award from San Francisco Tomorrow; and in 2009 the editors of SF Weekly selected him as a "Best of San Francisco" winner for his conservation initiatives. In 2010 Professor Plater received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct legal research the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.Professor Plater is a graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Previously, Professor Plater was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and the San Francisco Bay Area Director of the Center for Biological Diversity.