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 and 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.