Joe E. Heimlich, Ph.D.

A renowned expert in research and analysis, Joe has worked with informal environmental learning for more than 30 years. Over the past two decades, he has focused on how people learn in and about the environment, as well as the efficacy of programs at achieving outcomes. In addition to his work with the Lifelong Learning Group, Joe is a professor in Extension at The Ohio State University in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Science Graduate Program. He also serves as a specialist at OSUExtension@COSI. He played a key role in the creation of COSI’s Center for Research and Evaluation and is currently leading a highly visible “Learning City” initiative with a vision of collaborations across institutions leading to significant change in the role of lifelong learning in the community.


Phone: 614-228-2674  ext. 2425