Dean Robert Eyler, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Eyler is Dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University. Dr. Eyler is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, where he has been teaching since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998. He earned a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. Dr. Eyler also serves on the board of directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $2.3 billion nonprofit financial cooperative.
Dr. Eyler is the author of two books and several academic articles concerning economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry, and monetary economics. He is often called up by the media for his expert input into the economic climate, acted as an expert witness in interstate trade litigation, and as a forensic economist. Dr. Eyler has also acted as the CEO of Marin Economic Forum from 2009 to 2015. He also provides economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide public policy at the local and state level and has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University. He is married and has one daughter, Luciana, and is a native of Sonoma County, California. His family have been sheep and cattle ranchers in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1910.