Robert Manning is the Steven Rubenstein Professor of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.
He's the founding director of the Park Studies Laboratory, a group of scientists in the university’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, which administers a long-term program of research for the National Park Service.
Manning spent four year-long sabbaticals with the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Golden Gate and the Washington Office.
Manning is co-editor of the new book, A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks, and co-author of Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People.
Manning is also the host of VPR's series, "Our National Parks".