Executive Director, Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment and Associate Professor of the Practice
Teaching / Research Interests
Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Dr. Vermeer is an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he leads the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE). EDGE works at the intersection of global environmental and societal challenges and business strategy through education, research, and collaboration. His latest work is on climate strategy and ocean innovation.
At Duke, Vermeer co-leads a national initiative called ClimateCAP, focused on integrating climate change into the business school curriculum. He is also co-founder of the Oceans@Duke initiative, which brings together diverse experts to develop innovative solutions to the world’s ocean sustainability challenges.
Vermeer joined Duke from The Coca-Cola Company, where he led the company’s Global Water Initiative. He plays a leading public role in advocating for sustainable development through speaking, research, and institution-building.
Vermeer has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hope College, a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University.