Greetings! I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University and a member of the university's Building Sustainable Communities cluster. I received my PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science.
My research focuses on the human dimensions of sustainable development policy. I am interested in questions of inequality, participation, deliberation, procedural justice, collective action, and public goods provision, particularly with respect to natural resource dilemmas in developing countries. I advocate a multi-method approach to research that combines rigorous experimental and quantitative analysis with a rich, qualitative understanding of local context.
My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in policy-oriented peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Ecological Economics, World Development, and Environmental Science & Policy, as well as top disciplinary outlets, such as the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and Public Administration Review.
"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."