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Jen Schneider and Vanessa Crossgrove Fry

Jen Schneider
Vanessa Crossgrove Fry

Jen Schneider, professor and director of the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program, and Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant research professor and research director of the Idaho Policy Institute, published an article in the Oct. 15 edition of the journal Society and Natural Resources.

Their article, “Convoluted Journeys: Integrating Nonprofit Organizations and University Science,” looks at nonprofit environmental organizations to better understand how they use scientific data in water management decision making.

The project identifies how nonprofit organizations may sometimes use scientific information in ways that are at odds with how university scientists conceive of, or practice, science. It also provides suggestions on how universities might address some of these challenges.