Meet Our Faculty

Faculty

  • Saleh Ahmed

    Saleh Ahmed, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Teaching and research interests: human dimensions of global environmental change, adaptation and resilience studies, and community development in the Global South.

    Teaching and research interests: human dimensions of global environmental change, adaptation and resilience studies, and community development in the Global South.

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    Michael A. Allen, Ph.D.

    Political Science Associate Professor

    Research interests: Dynamics of power and how these dynamics foster behavior between states both in conflict and cooperation.

    Research interests: Dynamics of power and how these dynamics foster behavior between states both in conflict and cooperation.

  • Kathleen Araujo

    Kathleen Araújo, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor Director, Energy Policy Institute

    Research interests: Strategic planning and management in energy transitions; Innovation systems; International nuclear safety and cyber security; Comparative policy and better practices; Science and technology policy.

    Research interests: Strategic planning and management in energy transitions; Innovation systems; International nuclear safety and cyber security; Comparative policy and better practices; Science and technology policy.

  • Amada Johnson

    Amanda Johnson Ashley, Ph.D.

    Urban Studies and Community Development Associate Professor and Program Coordinator School of Public Service Faculty Director

    Research interests: Urban revitalization through property-based economic development, public/private partnerships, and civic collaboration; defense investments in cities with a focus on the redevelopment of former military bases.

    Research interests: Urban revitalization through property-based economic development, public/private partnerships, and civic collaboration; defense investments in cities with a focus on the redevelopment of former military bases.

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    Paulami Banerjee, Ph.D.

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Administration

    Research Interests: Environmental Communication, Environmental Policy, Collaborative Decision-Making, Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Global Environmental Change, Qualitative Research Methods, South Asia.

    Research Interests: Environmental Communication, Environmental Policy, Collaborative Decision-Making, Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Global Environmental Change, Qualitative Research Methods, South Asia.

  • Nisha Bellinger

    Nisha Bellinger, Ph.D.

    Political Science Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Political economic themes, political regimes, human well-being outcomes.

    Research interests: Political economic themes, political regimes, human well-being outcomes.

  • Chris Birdsall

    Chris Birdsall, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Public management, performance management, and higher education.

    Research interests: Public management, performance management, and higher education.

  • lisa bostaph

    Lisa Growette Bostaph, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

    Research interests: Race and policing, domestic violence and criminal justice system response, and the public perception of the criminal justice system.

    Research interests: Race and policing, domestic violence and criminal justice system response, and the public perception of the criminal justice system.

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    Ross Burkhart, PhD

    Professor, PPA; PhD Program Director

    Research interests: Explanatory factors of cross-national democratization patterns, Canada-U.S. Borderlands and environmental policy, and political culture.

    Research interests: Explanatory factors of cross-national democratization patterns, Canada-U.S. Borderlands and environmental policy, and political culture.

  • Isaac Castellano

    Isaac Castellano, Ph.D.

    Political Science Clinical Assistant Professor; Interim Director, Global Studies

    Research interests: State security policy, including defense spending, the role of militias, civil war intervention, and climate change.

    Research interests: State security policy, including defense spending, the role of militias, civil war intervention, and climate change.

  • Dan Dexheimer

    Dan Dexheimer, M.A.

    Criminal Justice Lecturer

    Teaching interests: Corrections, Violent Crime, Criminal Justice Policy.

    Teaching interests: Corrections, Violent Crime, Criminal Justice Policy.

  • Steve Feldstein

    Steven Feldstein, J.D.

    Global Studies, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs

    Interests: Intersection of technology, human rights, and democracy; U.S. foreign policy; conflict and terrorism trends.

    Interests: Intersection of technology, human rights, and democracy; U.S. foreign policy; conflict and terrorism trends.

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    Luke Fowler, Ph.D.

    Director, MPA and Nonprofit Administration programs Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Policy implementation, collaboration and collective action, energy and environmental policy, and state and local government.

    Research Interests: Policy implementation, collaboration and collective action, energy and environmental policy, and state and local government.

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    Elizabeth Fredericksen, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Professor

    Research interests: Intergovernmental relations and networked governance, public and nonprofit management, organizational behavior/ethics, personnel policy

    Research interests: Intergovernmental relations and networked governance, public and nonprofit management, organizational behavior/ethics, personnel policy

  • John Freemuth

    John Freemuth, Ph.D.

    University Distinguished Professor; Cecil D. Andrus Chair for Environment and Public Lands, Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy; Professor, PPA

    Research interests: Relationship between science and public policy on issues surrounding public lands.

    Research interests: Relationship between science and public policy on issues surrounding public lands.

  • Vanessa Fru

    Vanessa Fry, MBA, PhD

    Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Research Professor, Research Director of IPI

    Vanessa’s passion for education and evidenced-based policy making led her to non-profit leadership roles and educational pursuits across the country.  For the past fifteen years she has worked to balance economic vitality, environmental health and social equity through community engagement, smart planning, economic development and teaching.

    Vanessa’s passion for education and evidenced-based policy making led her to non-profit leadership roles and educational pursuits across the country.  For the past fifteen years she has worked to balance economic vitality, environmental health and social equity through community engagement, smart planning, economic development and teaching.

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    Shaun Gann, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Correctional programming and policy; juvenile justice policy; juvenile court decision-making; developmental criminology; criminal careers; quantitative analytic methods.

    Research interests: Correctional programming and policy; juvenile justice policy; juvenile court decision-making; developmental criminology; criminal careers; quantitative analytic methods.

  • Stewart Gardner

    Stewart Gardner, Ph.D

    Political Science Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research interests: American National Government, Contemporary Political Ideologies, Constitutional Law, American Political Thought

    Research interests: American National Government, Contemporary Political Ideologies, Constitutional Law, American Political Thought

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    Andrew L. Giacomazzi, Ph.D.

    Interim Dean of School of Public Service, Criminal Justice Professor

    Research interests: Program evaluation, community policing and problem-solving, organizational change, crime control, crime in public housing, community crime prevention, and domestic violence.

    Research interests: Program evaluation, community policing and problem-solving, organizational change, crime control, crime in public housing, community crime prevention, and domestic violence.

  • Jill Gill

    Jill Gill, Ph.D.

    School of Public Service, Professor of History, Director, Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative

    Research interests: 20th century American social, cultural, political, and religious history with a research focus on the post-World War Two period. In addition to the U.S. survey courses, Dr. Gill teaches classes on the 1960s, the Vietnam War, the History of Multicultural America, American Religious History, Sexualities and American Society, Global Human Rights, and Civil Rights Movements in America.

    Research interests: 20th century American social, cultural, political, and religious history with a research focus on the post-World War Two period. In addition to the U.S. survey courses, Dr. Gill teaches classes on the 1960s, the Vietnam War, the History of Multicultural America, American Religious History, Sexualities and American Society, Global Human Rights, and Civil Rights Movements in America.

  • Lane Gillespie

    Lane Gillespie, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Victimization, gender, intimate partner violence, rural crime and justice, capital punishment sentencing.

    Research interests: Victimization, gender, intimate partner violence, rural crime and justice, capital punishment sentencing.

  • Bayard Gregory, Public Policy

    Bayard Gregory, Ph.D

    Public Policy & Administration Lecturer

    Research interests: Conflict management, negotiation, mediation, group facilitation and social/emotional intelligence. Dr. Bayard Gregory teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conflict management, negotiation, mediation, and group facilitation as Associate Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Boise State. Bayard consults actively—presenting workshops, facilitating groups and mediating disputes.

    Research interests: Conflict management, negotiation, mediation, group facilitation and social/emotional intelligence. Dr. Bayard Gregory teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conflict management, negotiation, mediation, and group facilitation as Associate Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Boise State. Bayard consults actively—presenting workshops, facilitating groups and mediating disputes.

  • Beau Hansen

    Beau Hansen, Ph.D.

    Environmental Studies Clinical Professor

    Research interests: Impacts of environmental pollution on ecosystem and human health, energy economics and technology, agricultural sustainability.

    Research interests: Impacts of environmental pollution on ecosystem and human health, energy economics and technology, agricultural sustainability.

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    Lori Hausegger, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Political Science; Faculty Director, School of Public Service; Program Lead, Political Science; Director, Canadian Studies; Director, NEW Leadership Idaho

    Research interests: Comparative courts, judicial selection, judicial decision-making and court-Congress relations.

    Research interests: Comparative courts, judicial selection, judicial decision-making and court-Congress relations.

  • Greg Hill

    Gregory Hill, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor, Director, Idaho Policy Institute

    Research interests: Public management, administration, and policy theory and immigration policy.

    Research interests: Public management, administration, and policy theory and immigration policy.

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    Monica Hubbard, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Environmental, natural resources, energy, and emerging technological and environmental issues.

    Research interests: Environmental, natural resources, energy, and emerging technological and environmental issues.

  • Marianne Hudson

    Marianne Hudson, M.A.

    Criminal Justice Lecturer

    Teaching interests: Corrections, law, organized crime, juvenile justice

    Teaching interests: Corrections, law, organized crime, juvenile justice

  • Charles Hunt

    Charles Hunt, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Political Science

    Teaching and research interests: Congressional representation and elections, electoral competition, political methodology.

    Teaching and research interests: Congressional representation and elections, electoral competition, political methodology.

  • Cody Jorgensen

    Cody Jorgensen, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Developmental and biosocial criminology, policing and forensics, drug policy, quantitative methods.

    Research interests: Developmental and biosocial criminology, policing and forensics, drug policy, quantitative methods.

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    Jaclyn J. Kettler, Ph.D.

    Political Science Assistant Professor

    Research interests: American politics with an emphasis on state politics, political parties & interest groups, campaign finance, and women in politics.

    Research interests: American politics with an emphasis on state politics, political parties & interest groups, campaign finance, and women in politics.

  • Cheongsin Kim

    Cheongsin Kim, Ph.D.

    Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Research Professor

    Research interests: Local government management and public financial management.

    Research interests: Local government management and public financial management.

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    Bill King, PhD

    Professor, Criminal Justice

    Research interests: police organizational structure, the life course and disbanding of police agencies, crime lab performance, criminal investigations and forensics, ballistics imaging systems, police executives.

    Research interests: police organizational structure, the life course and disbanding of police agencies, crime lab performance, criminal investigations and forensics, ballistics imaging systems, police executives.

  • Laura King

    Laura King, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Associate Professor; Criminal Justice Program Director

    Research interests: Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, victim services, and gender and crime.

    Research interests: Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, victim services, and gender and crime.

  • Jacqueline Lee, Criminal Justice, faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

    Jacqueline Lee, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Courts and sentencing, criminal justice policy, integration of social science research with legal research, inequalities in the justice system, and the female experience of violence, offending, and punishment.

    Research interests: Courts and sentencing, criminal justice policy, integration of social science research with legal research, inequalities in the justice system, and the female experience of violence, offending, and punishment.

  • Stephanie Lenhart

    Stephanie Lenhart, Ph.D.

    Assistant Research Professor, Global Studies and Urban Studies & Community Development; Senior Research Associate, Energy Policy Institute

    Research interests: Energy and public lands policy, political economy, interorganizational relations, organizational collaboration and adaptation.

    Research interests: Energy and public lands policy, political economy, interorganizational relations, organizational collaboration and adaptation.

  • Eric Lindquist

    Eric Lindquist, Ph.D.

    School of Public Service Associate Professor

    Research interests: Public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance, and the impact of focusing events on public policy, as well as environmental policy and science and technology policy

    Research interests: Public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance, and the impact of focusing events on public policy, as well as environmental policy and science and technology policy

  • Libby Lunstrum

    Libby Lunstrum, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Teaching and research interests: biodiversity conservation, wildlife crime/illegal wildlife trade (IWT), green militarization, environmental displacement, human dimensions of global environmental change, indigenous-led conservation, political ecology, and international borders.

    Environmental Studies and Global Studies

    Teaching and research interests: biodiversity conservation, wildlife crime/illegal wildlife trade (IWT), green militarization, environmental displacement, human dimensions of global environmental change, indigenous-led conservation, political ecology, and international borders.

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    Jeffrey Lyons, Ph.D.

    Political Science Assistant Professor School of Public Service, Survey Research Director

    Research interests: American politics, specifically public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, and state politics.

    Research interests: American politics, specifically public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, and state politics.

  • Lisa Meierotto

    Lisa Meierotto, Ph.D.

    Global Studies Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Race and ethnicity, human rights, environmental justice, border studies, applied anthropology.

    Research interests: Race and ethnicity, human rights, environmental justice, border studies, applied anthropology.

  • Jillian Moroney

    Jillian Moroney, Ph.D.

    Urban Studies Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Service

    Research Interests: Development at the rural-urban interface, bioregional planning, public land preservation, stakeholder engagement, and community protection and use of natural resources.

    Research Interests: Development at the rural-urban interface, bioregional planning, public land preservation, stakeholder engagement, and community protection and use of natural resources.

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    Ashley Orme, M.A.

    Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Interim Director

    Research interests: Conflict Management, Collaboration, Team Dynamics, Process Improvement and Organizational Culture.

    Research interests: Conflict Management, Collaboration, Team Dynamics, Process Improvement and Organizational Culture.

  • Sanghee Park

    Sanghee Park, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Dynamics that determines different types of policy outcomes, changes, and performances, which is often at the intersection of public administration and political science.

    Research interests: Dynamics that determines different types of policy outcomes, changes, and performances, which is often at the intersection of public administration and political science.

  • Krista Paulsen

    Krista Paulsen, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Teaching and research interests: urban and community sociology; housing, home, and neighborhood; environment; culture and consumption; qualitative methods.

    Interdisciplinary Programs

    Teaching and research interests: urban and community sociology; housing, home, and neighborhood; environment; culture and consumption; qualitative methods.

  • Mari Rice

    Mari Rice, M.S.

    Core Faculty and Internship Coordinator, Environmental Studies

    Research interests: Experiential learning, water resources, sustainable agriculture, waste reduction, and campus sustainability.

    Research interests: Experiential learning, water resources, sustainable agriculture, waste reduction, and campus sustainability.

  • Marc Ruffinengo

    Marc Ruffinengo, M.A.

    Criminal Justice Lecturer

    Research interests: Police personnel issues and criminological theory.

    Research interests: Police personnel issues and criminological theory.

  • Jen Schneider, Public Policy and Administration, Studio Portrait, Tag

    Jen Schneider, Ph.D.

    Interim Associate Dean of School of Public Service, Public Policy and Administration, Professor, Director, PPA Ph.D. Program

    Research interests: Public communication of scientific and environmental controversies, with a particular focus on industry rhetoric and discourses of technical expertise.

    Research interests: Public communication of scientific and environmental controversies, with a particular focus on industry rhetoric and discourses of technical expertise.

Faculty

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    Alex Severson, Ph.D.

    Political Science Visiting Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Effects of partisanship and ideological impurity on candidate evaluations, how moral psychology and social status structure policy attitudes, experimental methodology and causal inference.

    Research interests: Effects of partisanship and ideological impurity on candidate evaluations, how moral psychology and social status structure policy attitudes, experimental methodology and causal inference.

  • Jennifer Stevens

    Jennifer Stevens, PhD

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Urban Studies and Community Development

    Research Interests: The impact of deindustrialization on the American West and western urban identity.

    Research Interests: The impact of deindustrialization on the American West and western urban identity.

  • Danielle swerin

    Danielle Swerin, M.A.

    Criminal Justice Lecturer

    Research interests: Victimology and victim services.

    Research interests: Victimology and victim services.

  • Steve Utych

    Stephen Utych, Ph.D.

    Political Science Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Language in politics, the development of political attitudes, and how citizens seek out and process political information.

    Research interests: Language in politics, the development of political attitudes, and how citizens seek out and process political information.

  • July Vandusky Allen

    Julie VanDusky-Allen, Ph.D.

    Political Science Assistant Professor

    Research interests: How political parties adapt to institutional limits on their power; how US troop deployments influence foreign policy decision making in other countries.

    Research interests: How political parties adapt to institutional limits on their power; how US troop deployments influence foreign policy decision making in other countries.

  • Emily Wakild

    Emily Wakild, Ph.D.

    Professor, Program Director, Environmental Studies

    Research interests: Nature Conservation, Resource Use, Science and Society, Latin American and Latina/o history.

    Research interests: Nature Conservation, Resource Use, Science and Society, Latin American and Latina/o history.

  • Tony Walsh

    Anthony Walsh, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Professor

    Research interests: Criminology, with emphasis on biosocial theories.

    Research interests: Criminology, with emphasis on biosocial theories.

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    Brian Wampler, PhD

    Political Science Professor; SPS Research Director

    Research interests: New democratic institutions, civil society, diffusion of innovative democratic institutions, human development, participatory budgeting, subnational governance, global cities, Global South, Latin American, Africa.

    Research interests: New democratic institutions, civil society, diffusion of innovative democratic institutions, human development, participatory budgeting, subnational governance, global cities, Global South, Latin American, Africa.

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    Jessica Wells, Ph.D.

    Criminal Justice Assistant Professor

    Research interests: Biosocial underpinnings of antisocial behavior and associated psychological traits including self-control, aggression, and psychopathy; Stress and development; substance use and abuse; Spatial/environmental criminology; Crime Mapping.

    Research interests: Biosocial underpinnings of antisocial behavior and associated psychological traits including self-control, aggression, and psychopathy; Stress and development; substance use and abuse; Spatial/environmental criminology; Crime Mapping.

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    Stephanie Witt, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration Professor School of Public Service Director of Training

    Dr. Stephanie Witt is Director of the Applied Research Center at Boise State University. She is also a Professor in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Political Science programs. She serves as Editor of the Social Science Journal.

    Dr. Stephanie Witt is Director of the Applied Research Center at Boise State University. She is also a Professor in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Political Science programs. She serves as Editor of the Social Science Journal.

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    Micah Wright, M.A.

    Global Studies Lecturer

    Research Interests: U.S. military interventions and occupations in the Caribbean and Latin America, Pan-Americanism and Latinoamericanismo, Puerto Rican military service and militarization in Puerto Rico, 1898-1930s, Inter-American relations.

    Research Interests: U.S. military interventions and occupations in the Caribbean and Latin America, Pan-Americanism and Latinoamericanismo, Puerto Rican military service and militarization in Puerto Rico, 1898-1930s, Inter-American relations.

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    Scott Yenor, Ph.D.

    Political Science Professor

    Research interests: Political philosophy

    Research interests: Political philosophy

Faculty Emeriti

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    Les Alm, Ph.D.

    Public Policy and Administration University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

    Research interests: Environmental policy with attention to the science-policy linkage, the United States-Canada relationship, and borderlands issues.

    Research interests: Environmental policy with attention to the science-policy linkage, the United States-Canada relationship, and borderlands issues.

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    Richard Kinney, Ph.D.

    Political Science Professor, Emeritus

    Research interests: American government and politics.

    Research interests: American government and politics.

  • Susan Mason

    Susan Mason, Ph.D.

    School of Public Service Professor, Emerita

    Research interests: Regional governance and economics, community development, and sustainability.

    Research interests: Regional governance and economics, community development, and sustainability.

  • Gary Moncrief, Political Science, Studio Portrait

    Gary Moncrief, Ph.D.

    Political Science University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

    Dr. Gary Moncrief is a University Foundation Research Scholar and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

    Dr. Gary Moncrief is a University Foundation Research Scholar and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

  • Todd Shallat

    Todd Shallat, Ph.D.

    School of Public Service Professor, Emeritus

    Research interests: Cities, Boise.

    Research interests: Cities, Boise.

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