Roger Lohmann is an associate professor of anthropology (the study of humankind) at Trent University Oshawa. He regards the Green Party as truest to its values of all the political parties, and its values the truest to nature, of which we humans are an interdependent part. He is dedicated to turning this great strength of our party to electoral success.
A native of Wisconsin, he holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. While a student there he was active with the UW Greens and completed a graduate course in Green Politics. As a founding member of the Four Lakes Green Party of Dane County, Wisconsin, in 1997, he drafted the first version of its bylaws. He served as newsletter editor of the Wisconsin Green Party from 1997 to 1998.
He and his wife, Heather Miller, immigrated to Canada in 2002 when she joined the faculty of the University of Toronto Mississauga. He was hired at Trent University the following year. They have been living in Markham since 2006.
Upon attaining Canadian citizenship in 2009, he joined both the Green Party of Canada and the Green Party of Ontario and has been an active volunteer and donor ever since. He served as CEO and founding President of Markham-Unionville’s Green Party federal and provincial riding associations from 2009–2013. In 2011 he organized Green Party supporters on his campus as the Trent Oshawa Greens.
As an anthropologist, he recognizes that the transition to a green way of life is a matter of changing our culture—something that human beings have always done—and that helping this process along is basically a political task. He brings to the Green Party of Ontario his academic expertise in cultural change and his long experience with the international Green political movement.