bio & cv


Daniel J. Sherman Biography (print pdf)

     
Daniel J. Sherman studies environmental politics, policy and sustainability.  His new book, Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere: Politics, Social Movements and the Disposal of Low-level Radioactive Waste, examines the dynamics of mobilized opposition in local communities and the contentious politics of waste disposal implementation at all levels of government in the U.S.  He also teaches, writes, and facilitates workshops on sustainability efforts in higher education.  His work in this area is represented in two recent articles: "Sustainability: What's the Big Idea?" and "Uncovering Sustainability in the Curriculum." He is the Luce-funded Professor of Environmental Policy & Decision Making at the University of Puget Sound and Director of the Sound Policy Institute in Tacoma, Washington.






Daniel J. Sherman Extended Biography (print pdf)

Daniel J. Sherman studies environmental politics, policy and sustainability.  He is the Luce-funded Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making and Director of the Sound Policy Institute at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.    His new book, Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere:  Politics, Social Movements and the Disposal of Low-level Radioactive Waste, examines the dynamics of mobilized opposition in local communities and the contentious politics of waste disposal implementation at all levels of government in the U.S.  He also teaches, writes, and facilitates workshops on sustainability efforts in higher education.  His work in this area is represented in two recent articles:  "Sustainability: What's the Big Idea?" and "Uncovering Sustainability in the Curriculum."

Sherman seeks to understand the role of public participation in environmental politics and policy.  Much of his work focuses on the wide range of citizen engagement in decisions concerning radioactive and/or hazardous waste issues.  One of his recent articles, "Disruption or Convention," seeks to explain why communities pursue opposition to proposed radioactive waste facilities with different political strategies ranging from disruptive civil disobedience to more conventional forms of participation such as petitions, public meetings and legal action.  Another recent article, "Critical Mechanisms for Critical Masses," examines varying levels of mobilized opposition across communities facing radioactive waste facility proposals.  Sherman has also studied the ways in which public participation may be incorporated directly into the implementation of hazardous waste policy in an article entitled "Contamination, Collaboration, Remediation and Restoration."  This article is a case study of the role public participation played in the first successful marine hazardous waste remediation under the Superfund law.

The University of Puget Sound recently presented Sherman with the Tom Davis Teaching Excellence Award.  While teaching at Cornell University, Sherman also received the John S. Knight teaching award for his undergraduate writing seminar on environmental politics.  His design for this class is presented in the article, "Get it in Writing."  Sherman has also reflected on his attempts to incorporate civic engagement into teaching and learning in a book chapter entitled "Drawbridge to the Ivory Tower."  In his classes, he attempts to place his students directly into the environmental decision making contexts facing local and regional stakeholders.  Some of these contexts have included local climate change policies, urban green space management plans, environmental impact statements on timber harvests, and political campaign strategies for bills championed in the Washington State Legislature.  Sherman directs the Sound Policy Institute at the University of Puget Sound, which works to facilitate campus and community connections on environmental issues in the region.    

Sherman is also deeply involved in efforts to advance sustainability in higher education.  He is particularly involved in efforts to integrate sustainability into teaching and learning across the curriculum.  He has written articles and conducted workshops for faculty, administrators and staff to present sustainability as a big idea suitable for integration with the concepts, core skills, and areas of inquiry deemed central to each academic discipline.  Sherman works closely with the Curriculum for the Bioregion Project in Washington State and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education at the national level.  He serves as a co-chair of the Sustainability Advisory Committee at the University of Puget Sound.

Sherman was born and raised in Tonawanda, New York, where the Erie Canal meets the Niagara River.  He attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY on a Presidential Scholarship and Hughes Research Fellowship where he graduated summa cum laude in 1995 with a B.A. in Political Science.  His undergraduate research on the comparative politics of treaty settlements with indigenous peoples took him to New Zealand on a Fulbright Fellowship in 1996, where he received a B.A. with honours in Maori Studies from Victoria University.  Sherman's research on the New Zealand-Maori treaty settlement concerning fishing quotas provided the basis for his 1999 M.A. thesis in comparative environmental politics at Colorado State University.  This work was later published as “Seizing the Cultural and Political Moment and Catching Fish: Political Development of Māori in New Zealand, the Sealord Fisheries Settlement, and Social Movement Theory.”  Sherman also served as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ecology Group of Los Alamos National Laboratory, working to establish policy guidance for the incorporation of environmental justice concerns into the National Environmental Policy Act procedures under President Clinton's Executive Order 12898. In 1999 Sherman entered the Ph.D. program in government at Cornell University.  Here he gained research support from the Morris K. Udall Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies, and the National Science Foundation.  His dissertation on social movement theory, U.S. politics, policy implementation and radioactive waste was awarded the Virginia Walsh Dissertation Prize by the American Political Science Association.  He has taught at the University of Puget Sound and lived with his family in Tacoma, Washington since 2004.




































Curriculum Vitae (print pdf)

Daniel J. Sherman 

Luce-Funded Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making

Director of the Sound Policy Institute

1500 N. Warner St. - University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA 98416-1053

Phone: (253)879-2862 - Fax: (253)879-3500 - dsherman@pugetsound.edu

website -  danielsherman.net


Education

2004    M.A., Ph.D. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY (Government).
            
1999    M.A. Colorado State University.  Ft. Collins, CO (Political Science).

1996    B.A. Hons. Victoria University. Wellington, New Zealand (Maori Studies).

1995    B.A. Canisius College.  Buffalo, NY (Political Science).


Academic Employment

2004-present     Luce-funded Prof. of Environmental Policy & Decision Making
                         Director of the Sound Policy Institute
                         University of Puget Sound -Tacoma, WA (tenured 2010).

2000-2001        First-year Writing Instructor - Environmental Politics Courses
                         Cornell University - Ithaca, NY.

1998-2000        Los Alamos National Laboratory Ecology Group - Environmental 
                         Justice Guidance under the National Environmental Policy Act.
            


2013    Book Review of "Upsetting the Offset:  The Political Economy of Carbon 
            Markets," by Steffen Bohm and Siddhartha Dabhi, eds.  In Social Movement 
            Studies. 12(1).

2011    "Let it Flow." Book Review of Confluence:  The Nature of Technology & the
            Remaking of the Rhone, by Sara Pritchard.  In Arches. Spring.

2011    Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere: Politics, Social Movements & the Disposal
            of Low-level Radioactive Waste DisposalWashington, DC:

2011    Critical Mechanisms for Critical Masses:  Exploring Variation in Active
            Opposition to Low-level Radioactive Waste Site Proposals.” 
            Mobilization. 16 (1).

            First and Next-Generation Environmental Policy Approaches from the St.
            Paul Waterway Superfund Site in Tacoma, Washington.” 

2011    
Hazardous Waste,” a chapter in Paul J. Quirk and William Cunion, eds.
            Governing America: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State, and
            Local Government
.  Facts on File Press.

2010    
Social Movement,” in Mauro Calise and Theodore J. Lowi, eds.
            Hyperpolitics:  An Interactive Dictionary of Political Science Concepts
.   
            
Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.  

2010    
Three Mile Island,” in Paul Robbins, Dustin Mulvaney, Geoffrey Golson,
            eds.  Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
.  Sage. 

2009    The Wilderness Maker.”  Book Review of The Environmental Justice: 
            William O. Douglas and American Conservation
. By Adam M. Sowards. In
            Arches
. Autumn 2009.    

2008    
Disruption or Convention? A Process-based Explanation of Divergent
            Repertoires of Contention Among Opponents to Low-level Radioactive
            Waste Disposal Sites.”  Social Movement Studies.
  7 (3):  265-280.

2006    
Seizing the Cultural and Political Moment and Catching Fish:  Political
            Development of Māori in New Zealand, the Sealord Fisheries Settlement, and
            Social Movement Theory.”
Social Science Journal.  43 (2006):  513-527.

2005    
Book Review of Collaborative Environmental Management:  What roles for
            Government?
By Koontz, Tomas M. et al. in Policy Sciences. 38:201-204.

2003    
“Department of Energy,” “Federal Agencies,” and “County Government,”
            reference contributions in Stanley Cutler, ed.
            Dictionary of American History
.  Scribners.

2001    
Environmental Justice:  Guide for LANL NEPA Analysis.  Co-authored with
            Sarah Salazar.  United States Department of Energy (LA-UR-01-4745).

1999   
Reference Materials on Environmental Justice:  A Document History.  United
            States Department of Energy (LA-UR-99-3680).



2013     “Partnering to Survive:  Reflections on the Pursuit of Campus Community 
              Initiatives Prior to Tenure.”  Journal of Higher Education Outreach and 
              Engagement. 17(3).
            
2011    Integrating Marketing and Environmental Studies through an
             Interdisciplinary, Experiential, Service Learning Approach.”  Co-authored
             with Nila Wiese.  Journal of Marketing Education.

2010    
Uncovering Sustainability in the Curriculum,” in Melissa Daley, ed.
             Climate Neutral Campus Report.  San Francisco:  Kyoto Publishing.


2008    Sustainability:  What’s the Big Idea?  A Strategy for Transforming the
            Higher Education Curriculum.”  Sustainability—The Journal of Record.
            
1(3):  188-195.


2005    
A Drawbridge to the Ivory Tower:  Brokering the Politics of Environmental
             Studies,” in Jim Downs, ed., Why We Write:  The Politics and Practice of
            Writing for Social Change.
Routledge.


2005    
The Graduate:  A Rough Guide to the Roles of a Teaching Assistant.”
             Co-authored with Israel Waismel-Manor.  Inside Higher Education.  May
             2005. 


2003   
Get it in Writing:  Using Politics to Teach Writing and Writing to Teach
             Politics.”  Co-authored with Israel Waismel-Manor.  PS:  Political Science
             and Politics
. 36 (4):755-758.



Awards & Honors

2010               Tom Davis Teaching Excellence Award:  University of Puget Sound.

2010               Best Conference Paper Award. Annual Conference of the Society for
                       Values in Higher Education for “Sustainability as a Way of Thinking:
                       Tools for Understanding Sustainability as Critical Inquiry and
                       Achieving Integration Across the Higher Education 
                       Curriculum.”   

2008               Green Tacoma Partnership AwardRecognition for campus-
                       community effort to restore urban green spaces.    

2005               Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award: American Political Science 
                       Association award for the best dissertation in science, technology, and
                       environmental politics.    

2000               John S. Knight Teaching Award:  Cornell University.

1995               Canisius College:  Summa Cum LaudeAlpha Sigma NuDiGamma
                       the Woodrow Wilson Award for Political Science, and the Campus 
                       Ministry Award for Service.


Research Grants

2008               Martin Nelson Fellowship: Competitive grant for junior faculty 
                       sabbatical.   

2005               Martin Nelson Summer Award:  University of Puget Sound 
                       professional growth.    

2003               Andrew W. Mellon Research Grant:  Cornell University.    

2002               National Science Foundation:  Dissertation Improvement Grant.
  
2002               Morris K. Udall Foundation:  National Environmental Policy 
                       Fellowship.    

2002               Teresa Heinz Foundation:  Scholars for the Environment Fellowship.    

1999-2004     Cornell University Department of Government full assistantship
                       support.

1997-1999     Colorado State University Department of Political Science full 
                       assistantship support.

1995-1996     Fulbright Fellowship:  New Zealand.

1991-1995     Canisius College Hughes Research Fellowship & Presidential
                      Academic Scholarship for full tuition support.


Program Grants

2009-2015       Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:  Administering a $75,000
                        grant to enhance the Environmental Policy & Decision Making 
                        Program at the University of Puget Sound.    

2005-present   Mountaineers Foundation:  Annual support to administer courses and
                        events on regional environmental issues and the WA legislative session.

2009-2015       Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:  Collaborated to attain a $525,000
                        grant to launch a Global Environmental Politics faculty line and 
                        curricular/co-curricular program at the University of Puget Sound.    

2004-2010       Henry Luce Foundation: Administered a $560,000 grant to 
                        establish an Environmental Policy and Decision Making program at
                        the University of Puget Sound.
    

2005-2010       Burlington Northern Grant:  University of Puget Sound 
                        curriculum development for the Environmental Policy and Decision
                        Making program.    

2008                Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate     
                        Education: $5,000 to fund a faculty workshop on the integration of 
                        sustainability across the academic disciplines.

2006-2008       Russell Family Foundation $60,000 sustainability grant to launch a 
                        campus-community sustainability partnership at the University of
                        Puget Sound.
    








Environmental Law (Conn 381).

Puget Sound Environmental Issues Part I:  Politics & Public Participation (ENVR 350)

Puget Sound Environmental Issues Part II:  Laws & Land Use Designations (ENVR351)






Invited Conference Presentations & Workshop Facilitation

2012    "Environmental Justice in Motion:  How the Search for Acquiescent 
            Communities Inspired Effective Active Opposition to Low-level Radioactive 
            Waste Site Proposals in the U.S." Annual Meeting of the International 
            Association for Environmental Philosophy and the Society for Political Ecology, 
            Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism.  Rochester, NY. 

2012    "What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change?  Science, 
            Values & Conflict in the Claims We Make About Climate Change."  Fourth 
            International Conference on Climate Change.  University of Washington 
            (Seattle, WA).
            
2012    "Power Generation:  Social Mechanisms in the Contentious Politics of US 
            Nuclear Waste Disposal."  Pacific Sociological Association Conference (San
            Diego, CA).

2012    "Developing Models for Sustainability 101:  Eighteen Faculty Members
            Collaborate on a New Foundation for Sustainability Teaching & Learning."  A 
            workshop co-resented with Rob Turner, Rob Cole, Ben Fackler-Adams, Jean 
            MacGregor, Sonya Remington, Claus Svendsen, Jill Whitman & Stephen 
            Neshyba.  Eigth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, 
            Economic & Social Sustainability. (Vancouver, BC).

2011    "Hot Stuff:  Intergovernmental Dynamics and the Policy History of Radioactive
             Waste Disposal in the United States."  Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest
             Political Science Association.  (Seattle, WA).

2010    “Managerial and Business Approaches:  Environmental Policy and Decision
             Making Initiatives,” at “The Environment and Higher Education:  Past, 
             Present & Future.” Hosted by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Brown 
             University Watson Institute for International Studies.  (Providence, RI).

2010    “Navigating by the STARS:  Using STARS to Re-organize Campus Decision
             Making.” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of 
             Sustainability in Higher Education. (Denver, CO).

2010    “Behavior Change for Sustainability.”  A workshop co-presented with Anna
             Prizzia and Stephenie Presseller for sustainability coordinators at the Annual 
             Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher 
             Education. (Denver, CO).

2010    “Sustainability:  Cultivating Understandings of Limits and Values in Higher 
            Education.”  Annual Meeting of the North American Association of 
            Environmental Educators. (Buffalo, NY).  

2010    “Sustainability as a Way of Thinking: Tools for Understanding Sustainability
             as Critical Inquiry and Achieving Integration Across the Higher Education 
            Curriculum.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education.
            (Portland, OR). Honored with the Best Conference Paper Award Winner

2010    “Aligning with the STARS:  Re-organizing Campus Decision Making 
             Around Sustainability Metrics.”  American College Personnel Association 
             Institute on Sustainability.  (Seattle, WA).

2010    “Teaching & Learning Sustainability:  Building Faculty Learning 
            Communities to Integrate Sustainability across the Curriculum.” Annual 
            Meeting of the Association for Studies and Sciences. (Portland, OR).

2010    “What’s the Big Idea? The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 
            Cultivating Understandings of Limits and Values Sustainability.” Second 
            Annual Conference on Understanding Sustainability, Perspectives from the 
            Humanities. (Portland, OR).

2010    “Critical Mechanisms for Critical Masses: Exploring Variation in Active 
             Opposition to Low-level Radioactive Waste Site Proposals.” Western 
             Political Science Association Conference (San Francisco, CA).

2010     Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 
             Curriculum Summit.  Presented findings on faculty workshops for 
             sustainability across the curriculum. (San Diego, CA).

2010    “Environmental Policy and Commencement Bay.”  University of Washington
             Urban Studies Forum 2010 Waterfront Tacoma.  (Tacoma, WA).

2009    “Big Ideas” and Faculty Learning Communities: A Strategy for Integrating 
             Sustainability across the Curriculum.”  A workshop co-presented with Jean 
             MacGregor and Nila Wiese.  Association of American Colleges and 
             Universities Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA).

2008    "Integrating Sustainability Across the Disciplines."  A workshop facilitated for 
            University of Puget Sound faculty from ten different academic programs.
            (Tacoma, WA).

2008    "’Big Ideas’ and Faculty Learning Communities: A Strategy for Integrating 
            Sustainability across the Curriculum.”  A workshop co-presented with Jean 
            MacGregor, June Johnson Bube, and Kate Reavey. Association for the 
            Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference (Raleigh, 
            NC).

2008    "Using the Campus and Nearby Communities as Learning Laboratories: How
            Do We Build Lasting Relationships and Deepen Student Learning?" A    
            faculty workshop co-presented with Karen Harding and Jean MacGregor
            at the Washington Center Curriculum for the Bioregion Sustainability Across
            the Curriculum Summer Institute (Tacoma, WA).

2008    "Sustainability Content in Introductory and General Education Courses." A 
            faculty workshop co-presented with Karen Harding and Anne Martin at the 
            Washington Center Curriculum for the Bioregion Sustainability Across the 
            Curriculum Summer Institute (Tacoma, WA).

2008    “Contamination, Collaboration, Remediation and Restoration:  Lessons on 
            First and Next-Generation Environmental Policy Approaches from the St.
            Paul Waterway Superfund Site in Tacoma, Washington.”  Yale University,
            United Nations Institute for Training and Research—Environmental 
            Governance & Democracy Conference (New Haven, CT).

2008    “Target Shopping:  The Role of Target Population Selection in the 
            Determination of Environmental Group Legislative Strategy.”  Western 
            Political Science Association Conference (San Diego, CA).

2007    “Target Shopping:  The Role of Target Population Selection in the 
            Determination of Environmental Group Legislative Strategy.” Pacific 
            Northwest Political Science Association (Spokane, WA).

2007    "Teaching and Learning Sustainability in the Disciplines."  A workshop
            facilitated for University of Puget Sound faculty from twelve different
            academic programs (Tacoma, WA).

2006    “Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere:  The Federal, State and Local Politics
             of Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal in the United States. 1979-1999.” 
            Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (Boston, MA).

2006    “Move-out Green!  Fostering Reuse and Recycling During Move-out Week.” 
            Co-presented with James Vance.  Association for the Advancement of 
            Sustainability in Higher Education Conference (Tempe, Arizona).

2006    “Reducing Our Waste:  A Campus-Community Sustainability Partnership.”  
            Co-presented with John Hickey.  Association for the Advancement of 
            Sustainability in Higher Education Conference (Tempe, Arizona).

2006    “Making it Official:  Factors Associated with the Adoption of the Talloires 
            Declaration—An Emerging Research Program.”  Association for the 
            Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference (Tempe, 
            Arizona).

2006    "Sustainability in the Curriculum Workshop."  A workshop facilitated for 
            faculty at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA).

2006    “When Devolution is Doomed:  The Power of Local Collective Action to 
            Derail State Environmental Implementation.”  Western Political Science 
            Association Conference (Albuquerque, NM).

2004    “For the Gipper or for the GOP?  The Politics of Presidential Legacies.” Co-
            authored with Israel Waismel-Manor.  American Political Science Association
            Conference (Chicago, IL).

2004    “The Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind:  Testing the NIMBY Frame for Low-
            Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Opponents.”  Western Political Science 
            Association Conference (Portland, OR).

2003    “Activism or Apathy:  The Role of Local Government as a Cue for            
            Grassroots Environmental Activism.”  American Political Science Association
            Conference (Philadelphia, PA).

2003    “Low-level Results, High-Level Contention:  Low-Level Radioactive Waste
             Policy Dynamics at the Federal, State, and Local Level 1980-2000.” 
             American Political Science Association Conference (Philadelphia, PA).

2003    “A Posse of Masked Horsemen or an Army of Lawyers:  Explaining 
            Divergent Community Reactions to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal 
            Facilities.”  Western Political Science Association Conference (Denver, CO).

2002    “Get it in Writing:  Using Politics to Teach Writing and Writing to Teach 
            Politics.”  Co-authored with Israel Waismel-Manor.  American Political 
            Science Association Conference (Boston, MA).

2002    “The Roots of American Environmentalism and the Liberal/Communitarian 
            Debate.”  New England Political Science Association Conference (Portland, 
            ME).

2002    Seizing the Cultural and Political Moment:  Maori and Treaty Settlements in 
            New Zeland/Aotearoa.”  International Conference on Alternative Futures and 
            Popular Protest (Manchester, UK).

2002    "Systemic Studies of Contentious Politics:  Environmental Activism in the U.S."
            Program for the Study of Contentious Politics Workshop on Social Movements
            & Contentious Politics (Syracuse, NY).

2001    "Teaching Writing." A seminar facilitated for new instructors of first-year
            writing seminars across the curriculum at Cornell's John S. Knight Institute for
            Writing in the Disciplines.

2001    “Protest Events in the First Hundred Days of the Presidency:  Investigating
            the Timing of Protest During the First Terms of Reagan and Clinton.”
                      Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (Philadelphia, PA).

1998    “The Politics of Natural Resource Development: Effects on Indigenous 
            Peoples in New Zealand and Alaska.”  Western Social Science Association 
            Conference (Denver, CO).

1996    “Rational Self-Interest and Fish:  Explaining the Sealord Deal of New 
            Zealand.”  National Post-Graduate Conference of New Zealand (Wellington,
            NZ).



2005-present   
     
South Sound Environmental Issues Community Education Initiative: A partnership with the Tacoma Mountaineers and  the Washington Environmental Council to provide  a community  education course on environmental issues of regional importance in advance of each Washington State legislative session.  This is a campus-community effort fully integrated with course work for students in the University of Puget Sound Applied Environmental Politics and Agenda Setting class.

Green Tacoma PartnershipA partnership with Tahoma AudubonCascade Land Conservancy, and local government to design a comprehensive management plan that restores and sustains urban green spaces.  Students in the University of Puget Sound Environmental Policy and Decision Making Senior Seminar have worked to convene and facilitate stakeholder discussions, identify      and facilitate wetland mitigation sites, inventory invasive species, design environmental education programs, contribute park design recommendations, and analyze social problems associated with urban green spaces.

Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative:  A partnership with the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education to offer events that bring faculty in Washington State together with environmental professionals to facilitate place-based learning and integrate sustainability into the higher education curriculum.  Programs hosted at the University of Puget Sound for faculty from throughout the region included a three-day summer institute on sustainability in the curriculum, a one-day conference on sustainability in the curriculum, and a toxics tour of Tacoma.  

2006-present

Faculty Workshops on Sustainability in the Curriculum:  summer workshops designed to integrate sustainability with the biggest ideas and core skills of each academic discipline on campus, provide opportunities and incentives for place-based learning in the disciplines, and put faculty in contact with environmental stakeholders in the region.

2012-present

Sustainable Practices Workshops:  A Partnership with the PIerce Conservation District to provide hands-on training for sustainable practices.

2006-2008

Campus-Community Sustainability Partnership:  A partnership with the City of Tacoma, local businesses and residents to reduce  waste  production.  Students in a variety of university classes helped organize and facilitate programs under this partnership including panel discussions and workshops on waste reduction             behaviors and social marketing solutions, a sustainability fair with a business leader roundtable, a sustainability tour of Tacoma, as well as a participatory decision making process for local stakeholders to devise business, campus, and residential waste           reduction strategies.

2005-2007            

Pierce County Leadership Summit on Environmental Education:  A partnership with the Environmental Education Association of Washington and local and state government officials to establish a state-wide comprehensive plan for lifelong environmental education. The Pierce County process for engaging diverse stakeholders on this issue became the template for similar community processes across the state administered by Washington State Governor, Christine Gregoire’s E3 Washington Initiative.

2007

City of Tacoma Green Ribbon Climate Action Task Force:  Students in the University of Puget Sound Environmental Policy and Decision Making Senior Seminar conducted research on the various costs and environmental impacts of transportation alternatives for the city's climate action plan.


Service

Peer review for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Environmental Politics, Conservation Biology, Policy Sciences, Review of Policy Research, Energy Policy, Sociological Theory, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Environmental Studies & Sciences, Prentice Hall textbooks, Taylor & Francis textbooks.

Reviewer for Community Salmon Fund grants through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Policy review for a Los Alamos National Laboratory proposal on Green Freedom carbon neutral petroleum replacement.  

Reader for the Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships.

Reader for the Morris K. Udall Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (2005-2008).

Reader for the American Political Science Association Virginia Walsh Dissertation Prize in Science, Technology and Environmental Politics (2007-2009).

Steering Committee Member of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative (2005-present).

Board Member Zero Waste Washington, formerly Washington Citizens for Resource conservation (2010).

Board Member for Tahoma Chapter of the National Audubon Society (2010).

Founding member and Co-Chair of the President's Sustainability Advisory Committee at the University of Puget Sound (2005-present).


Additional Training

2008    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  5-day 
            certificate course on Implementation of the National Environmental Policy
            Act

2008    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  3-day certificate
            course on Tribal Consultation under the National Environmental Policy Act.

2008    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  3-day certificate
            course on the Law of the National Environmental Policy Act.

2008    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  3-day certificate
            course on Socioeconomic Impact Analysis under the National Environmental
            Policy Act.

2008    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  3-day certificate
            course on Scoping, Public Involvement and Environmental Justice under the
            National Environmental Policy Act.

2006    International Association for Public Participation:  1-week certificate program
            encompassing three courses on planning, communication and techniques for 
            public participation processes.

2006    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  Certificate course on
            environmental communication and community-based social marketing.

2005    U.S. EPA Leadership Clinic on Transforming Conference Design:  National
            Environmental Education Advancement Project training for public
            conferences.

2005    Duke University Environmental Leadership Program:  Certificate course on
            fundamentals of collaborative environmental decision making. 

2001    University of Michigan International Consortium for Social and Political
            Research:  Summer program in quantitative methods.

2000    Cornell University, Knight Writing ProgramA course on the theory and 
            practice of teaching writing.

2000    Cornell University, Rural Livelihoods and Environmental Sustainability
            Workshop:  A collaborative research workshop.


Minor Talks & Media

2012    "Can We Find a Place for Waste?  The Politics of Locating Radioactive Waste 
            Disposal in the U.S."  Talk delivered for the Physician Lifelong Learner 
            Program. Tacoma, WA. 

2012    Panel Discussant for "Environmental Politics" at the Annual Meeting of the 
            Pacific Northwest Political Science Association. Portland, OR.  

2012    "What is the Big Idea?  The How & What to Teach That Matters for Our Global
             Sustainable Future."  A Classroom on the World Workshop for K-12 teachers 
            and the wider community, organized by the World Affairs Council & Bates 
            Technical College. Tacoma, WA.

2012    "Sustainability as the Mid-life Crisis of Environmentalism:  Earth Day Four 
            Decades Later and the Unglamorous Realization of What Remains to be Done."
            Project Earth Presents at the University of Washington, Tacoma.  Tacoma, WA.

2012    "Sustainability, Environmentalism and What Strong Student Organizations Can 
            Do."  Order of the Omega Presentation at the University of Puget Sound, 
            Tacoma, WA.

2011    "Putting the Curriculum in Place--Examples of Place-based Learning."  
            Strengthening Sustainability Across the Curriculum on our Campuses:  A 
            Workshop for Campus Teams in the Puget Sound Region.  Curriculum for the
            Bioregion Initiative.  Tacoma, WA.

2011    "What the Wall Street Journal Didn't Report About Nuclear Waste," "Looking 
            Outside Through the Eyes of an Environment Professor," "An Immodest 
            Proposal," and "Mixed Greens:  Ecomagination and the Green Life."  All Brief 
            Talks Delivered at the July Renaissance Weekend.  Jackson, WY.

2011    "How Do We Decide What to do with This Stuff?  The Politics of Radioactive
            Waste Disposal in the U.S." Talk Delivered for the National Security Education
            Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Los Alamos, NM.

2011    Op-ed contribution to the News Tribune entitled, "Please Mess with Texas:
            State offers a glowing example for nuclear waste policy." Sunday, March 20,
            2011. B6-7. Pdf here.

2011    Daedalus Society Lecturer for a talk entitled, "Hot Stuff:  The Politics of 
            Radioactive Waste Disposal in the U.S."

2009    "Earth Day:  Sustainability as the Middle-age Crisis of Environmentalism."
            Presented to the Western Regional Headquarters of the State Farm Insurance
            Company.

2005    Featured guest on the National Public Radio call-in show “Weekday” on 
            KUOW, Seattle on the issue of mandatory recycling in Seattle.











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