Associate Dean for Student Success and is Professor of Applied Economics with Oregon State University - College of Forestry
Dr. Rosenberger serves as the Associate Dean for Student Success and is Professor of Applied Economics in the Forest Ecosystems & Society Department in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. His educational background is philosophy and applied economics, where his research focuses on economic methods to estimate values for nonmarket resources. In particular, he is known for his work using meta-analysis and benefit transfer tools as applied to valuation of outdoor recreation resources. He maintains the Recreation Use Values Database—an open access collection of empirical economic measures of recreation activities in North America that have been widely used by researchers, planners, consultants, and others interested in the value of recreation. In addition to applying various tools and models for estimating health benefits of outdoor recreation, he has modeled statistical relationships between physical activity, outdoor recreation resources, and health care costs.