Dr. Scott Carlin is Associate Professor of Geography at LIU Post where he teaches sustainable development, environmental sustainability, and Model UN.  In fall 2021, Dr. Carlin will lead a new children’s environmental health campaign in Wyandanch, NY with NYSCHECK, the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers. 

In 2021, he joins the newly formed SDG Thought Leaders Circle.  This project will look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with an emphasis on planetary interdependence.  The aim is to "amplify and empower a vision that ensures a healthy, vibrant future for all life on our beautiful planet." 

At the United Nations, Dr. Carlin is an NGO representative for the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ECOSOC representative) and a past representative for Long Island University (UN DGC).  From 2019 to 2021, Dr. Carlin served as second vice-president of the Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC), a voluntary board of elected NGO representatives to the UN, which works closely with the UN Department of Global Communications.  In 2021, Dr. Carlin lead GNEC’s internal strategic planning process.  Until 2020, Dr. Carlin served as co-chair of the International Day of Education for Global Citizenship NGO Steering Committee.  This initiative helped expand attention on the importance of global citizenship as a new and critical 21st century literacy.  Dr. Carlin co-authored “The Role of Civil Society in Advancing Global Citizenship” for UN Chronicle, and he co-authored a white paper, “GreenTech LIU: A Roadmap for a Collaborative SDG Campus.”  In 2016, Dr. Carlin co-chaired the 66th United Nations Department of Global Communications NGO conference in South Korea, entitled Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for All.   For many years, Dr. Carlin convened LIU Post’s Sustainability Committee and briefly led its Center for Environmental Sustainability.  Dr. Carlin currently serves as faculty advisor to the LIU Post student club, Coalition for Conservation.  He earned his Ph.D. from Clark University.

2016 UN DPI Preconference Event