Roland Wall

Senior Director for Environmental Initiatives

Project roles: Oversee all elements of ANS’ involvement with the DRWI, including strategic and project planning.


In the past 15 years, Roland Wall has worked in a variety of positions for the Academy of Natural Sciences. Starting as a science writer, he developed and managed the Academy’s Town Square program and led the Academy’s involvement in the Urban Sustainability Forum. In 2007 he initiated the Center for Environmental Policy, spearheading the Academy’s involvement in policy and sustainability issues. He serves on the Academy’s Senior Management Committee and was part of the team that coordinated the integration with Drexel University. In 2012 he headed the Academy’s involvement in the William Penn Foundation’s watershed protection planning, resulting in the launch of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. As the senior director for environmental initiatives, he manages the Academy’s interdisciplinary science team that monitors and supports the DRWI. He is also responsible for sustainability planning at the Academy and for developing new models for the Academy’s work in watershed protection. He holds a B.A. in political science and an M.S. in entomology and applied ecology, both from the University of Delaware. He is an adjunct professor with the Drexel University Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.