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A total of 84 faculty members from the School of Public Policy (Economics, Political Science and Sociology) and affiliated disciplines comprise the MPP faculty, serving the program in various functions (see also: MPP Core Faculty).


Faculty Listing by Policy Concentrations:


Faculty Listing by Program:


Economics Program

Name Contact Information PhD Institution Policy Areas
Roland Eisenhuth
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-9515(541) 737-9515 
Northwestern University

Social Policy; International Policy; Law, Crime, and Policy

Patrick Emerson
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-1479(541) 737-1479 
Cornell University

International development; industrial, labor, urban and environmental economics; policy analysis.

Rolf Färe
rolf.fare@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-8184(541) 737-8184  University of Lund Production theory and performance measurement.
Marc Hellman
marc.hellman@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-5917(541) 737-5917  Claremont Graduate School Regulatory economics.
Jenny Lin
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-1089(541) 737-1089 
University of Michigan International Policy
B. Starr McMullen
s.mcmullen@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-1480(541) 737-1480  University of California,
Transportation economics, public policy analysis, industry structure, competitiveness, and regulation.
Qinglai Meng Associate Professor Qinglai.Meng@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-8744(541) 737-8744  New York University Macroeconomics.

Todd Pugatch
Assistant Professor

todd.pugatch@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-6628(541) 737-6628 University of Michigan Labor economics, development economics and education economics.
Elizabeth Schroeder
Assistant Professor
liz.schroeder@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-1476(541) 737-1476  Georgetown University Applied microeconomics and development.
Paul Thompson
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-8185(541) 737-8185
Michigan State University Social Policy
Carol Horton Tremblay
ctremblay@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-1468(541) 737-1468 Washington StateUniversity Public policy analysis, econometrics, economics of U.S. brewing industry.
Victor J. Tremblay
v.tremblay@oregonstate.eduPhone: (541) 737-1471(541) 737-1471 Washington StateUniversity

Industrial organization, microeconomics, the economics of advertising, and the economics of the U.S. brewing and cigarette industries.


Political Science Program

Name Contact Information PhD Institution Policy Areas
Keith Baker
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-3648(541) 737-3648
University of Birmingham Energy Policy
Amy Below
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-6280(541) 737-6280
University of Southern California International relations, foreign policy, foreign policy analysis, international environmental politics.
David Bernell
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-2811(541) 737-2811
Johns Hopkins University International policy, foreign relations, energy, environment, Latin America
James Foster
Phone: (541) 713-1268(541) 713-1268
University of Washington Constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. 
Sarah Henderson
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-6236(541) 737-6236
University of Colorado Russia/Central and Eastern Europe, Democratization, Civil Society, Gender and Postcommunism
Alison Johnston
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-62343 
London School of Economics Comparative politics and economics
Michael Jones
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-3655(541) 737-3655
University of Birmingham, UK Social Policy
Philipp Kneis
Assistant Graduate Program Director, Instructor
Phone: (541) 737-1325(541) 737-1325
University of Potsdam, Germany International, Social and Cultural politics
Hua-Yu Li
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-6235(541) 737-6235
Columbia University China's political economy in the early 1950s, Sino-Soviet relations, the CCP and its evolution and change.
Rorie Solberg
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-2811(541) 737-2811
Ohio State University Judicial Politics.
Brent S. Steel
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Phone: (541) 737-6133(541) 737-6133
Washington State
International and comparative environmental policy, comparative rural policy, science and scientists in the policy process, state and local governance.
Andrew Valls
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-9577(541) 737-9577
University of Pittsburgh Political theory, especially theories of justice and democracy, domestic and global inequality, race and ethnicity, environmental political theory.
Edward Weber
Ulysses Dubach Professor of Environmental Policy
Phone: (541) 737-2811(541) 737-2811
University of Wisconsin, Madison  Environmental politics and policy, public administration, science and politics.


Sociology Program

Name Contact Information PhD Institution Policy Areas
Scott Akins
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-5370(541) 737-5370
Washington State

Criminology and deviance, drug use and policy, research methods.

Hilary Boudet
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-5375(541) 737-5375
Stanford University Social movements, environmental policy, energy policy.
Brett Burkhardt
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-2310(541) 737-2310
University of Wisconsin, Madison Sociology of law, law and society, political sociology, criminal justice and criminology. 
Flaxen Conway
Professor, Director, Marine Resource Management Program
Phone: (541) 737-1418(541) 737-1418
Oregon State University Communities coping with change and transition; personal and group leadership education; cooperative learning and research; renewable energy policy.
Lori Cramer
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-5382(541) 737-5382
Utah State University Natural resource sociology, environmental sociology, social impact assessment, rural sociology.
Mark Edwards
Phone: (541) 737-5379(541) 737-5379
University of Washington

Poverty and inequality, food security, sociology of housing, research methods.

Sally Gallagher
Phone: (541) 737-5367(541) 737-5367
University of Massachusetts,
Work and family, gender, sociology of religion, international development.
Roger Hammer
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-5406(541) 737-5406
University of Wisconsin,
Ecological demography, rural sociology, migration, housing.
Allison Hurst
Assistant Professor
Phone: (541) 737-3391(541) 737-3391
University of Oregon Social Policy
Michelle Inderbitzin
Associate Professor
Phone: (541) 737-8921(541) 737-8921
University of Washington Juvenile delinquency, criminology, deviant behavior and social control, sociology of education.
Denise Lach
Professor and Director of School of Public Policy

University of Oregon Environmental natural resource sociology, applied sociology including social impact assessment, program evaluation, and organizational development, organizational sociology, water conflict and dispute resolution.
Dwaine Plaza
Phone: (541) 737-5369(541) 737-5369
York University (Canada) Caribbean studies, migration and settlement, race and ethnic relations.
Rebecca Warner
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Phone: (541) 737-0732(541) 737-0732 
Washington State University Gender and family policy; science policy; comparative and international gender policy. 


Affiliated Faculty

Name Contact Information PhD Institution Policy Areas
Brenda O. Bateman
Instructor, Institute for Water and Watersheds
University of Maryland,
Environmental Policy

Stephanie Bernell
Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy
Phone: (541) 737-9162(541) 737-9162
Johns Hopkins University Labor market effects of physical and mental health status, the relationship between place and obesity, and the causes of hunger and food insecurity.
Samuel Chan
Oregon Sea Grant
Phone: (541) 737-8692(541) 737-8692
Oregon State University Aquatic ecosystems health, marine and coastal policy and outreach, invasive species.
Yong Chen
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Phone: (541) 737-3176(541) 737-3176
Ohio State University Regional development and land use policy.
Chunhuei Chi
Associate Professor and Coordinator, International Health Program
Phone: (541) 737-3836(541) 737-3836
Harvard University Equitable and sustainable health development for low-income nations; health systems finance; national health care systems and universal health care; evaluating equity and efficiency(extra-welfarism) in health care services.
Joe Cone
Assistant Director & Program Leader, Oregon Sea Grant Communications
Phone: (541) 737-0756(541) 737-0756
  Climate change; environmental policy; communication research.
Allison Davis-White Eyes
Director, Intercultural Student Services
Phone: (541) 737-4383(541) 737-4383
Oregon State University American Indian policy, culture and society; international education policy; rural policy; diversity; gender policy
Qwo-Li Driskill
Assistant Professor
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: (541) 737-1114(541) 737-1114  
Michigan State University American Indian culture and literature; gender and sexuality studies; performing arts  
Patti Duncan
Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: (541) 737-9274(541) 737-9274
Emory University Transnational feminist theories; gender and the global economy; gender issues in Asia.
Sally Duncan
Oregon Policy Analysis Laboratory
Phone: (541) 737-2811(541) 737-2811  
Oregon State University Humans and their natural resources, in particular the intertwined roles of science, communications, and social acceptance of resource management. 
Molly Engle
Associate Professor, College of Education
Phone: (541) 737-4126(541) 737-4126
University of Arizona Seamless evaluation, application of systems thinking and learning to evaluation, and evaluation of community-based programs.
Chinweike Eseonu
College of Engineering
Phone: (541) 737-0024(541) 737-0024
Texas Tech University Human Systems Engineering
Lena Etuk
Social Demographer Faculty
Phone: (541) 737-6121(541) 737-6121
(M.S.) University of Wisconsin, Madison  Social demographic topics including poverty, stratification by race, class, and gender, labor, community development, community-based research, applied demography, migration, and housing. 
Lisa Gaines
Institute for Natural Resources
Phone: (541) 737-1976(541) 737-1976
Oregon State University Environmental policy and decision-making, citizen participation, evaluation, and human dimensions of environmental risk.
Hannah Gosnell
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Phone: (541) 737-1222(541) 737-1222 
University of Colorado, Boulder Rural geography, natural resource management, the U.S. West. 
Joan Gross
Professor, Anthropology
Phone: (541) 737-3852(541) 737-3852
University of Texas-Austin Agrifood movements, rural anthropology, Europe, Latin America, food and discourse.
Jacob Darwin Hamblin
Associate Professor, History of Science
Phone: (541) 737-3503(541) 737-3503 
University of California, Santa Barbara History of Science, History of Technology, Environmental History. 
Felisha Herrera
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Phone: (541) 758-2998(541) 758-2998
University of California, Los Angeles Education Policy
Jack Higginbotham
Professor and Director, Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
Phone: (541) 737-9949(541) 737-9949
University of California, Los Angeles Space Policy
Katharine M. Hunter-Zaworski
Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Phone: (541) 737-4982(541) 737-4982
Oregon State University Civil Engineering
Sunil Khanna
Professor, Public Health and Human Sciences
Phone: (541) 737-3859(541) 737-3859
Syracuse University International health, genetic privacy policy, HIPPA, rural-urban migration, gender and development, reproductive health, policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation.
Andrew C. Klein
Professor, College of Engineering
Phone: (541) 737-7061(541) 737-7061
University of Wisconsin, Madison Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics
Jeffrey Kline
Research Forester, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Phone: (541) 758-7776(541) 758-7776
University of Rhode Island Land use, development effects on forestry, public forest values, open space.
Robert Lackey
Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife
Phone: (541) 737-0569(541) 737-0569
Colorado State University Interface between science and policy, natural resource management, environmental policy.
Janet Lee
Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: (541) 737-6132(541) 737-6132
Washington State University Gender and science, global women's issues, theories of feminisms, and feminist research.
Larry Lev
Professor and Extension Economist, Agricultural & Resource Econ
Phone: (541) (541) 737-1417(541) 737-1417 
Michigan State University Agricultural & Resource Economics, local food systems and values-based agricultural supply chains. 
Bill Loges
Associate Professor
New Media Communications
Phone: (541) 737-9855(541) 737-9855  
University of Southern California New Media Communications; New Media and Society; Media Theory; Diffusion of Innovations; Media Ethics; Media Effects; History of Telecommunication 
Kate MacTavish
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
Phone: (541) 737-9130(541) 737-9130
University of Illinois, Urbana Human Development and family in small towns and rural areas
Mark Needham 
Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society 
Phone: (541) 737-1498(541) 737-1498
Colorado State University Human dimensions of natural resources, recreation, tourism and wildlife.
Larry Roper
Vice Provost, Student Affairs
Phone: (541) 737-2759(541) 737-2759
University of Maryland,
College Park
Racism and interracial dynamics, social distance.
Nancy Rosenberger Professor, Anthropology
Phone: (541) 737-3857(541) 737-3857
University of Michigan Gender, food systems, organic agriculture, rural anthropology, hegemony and resistance in market and nation, globalization/localization, ethnographic methods, Japan, Korea, Central Asia, Oregon.
Randall Rosenberger
Associate Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society
Phone: (541) 737-4425(541) 737-4425
Colorado State University Economics of Recreation Resources, valuation of non-market resources and economics of sustainable natural resources.
Darlene Russ-Eft
Professor & Chair, Adult Education
Phone: (541) 737-9373(541) 737-9373
University of Michigan Program evaluation, research design, work place learning, training and development, human resource development.
Vijay A. Satyal
Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
Phone: (503) 373-7806(503) 373-7806
Oregon State University Renewable energy policy.
Susan Shaw
Professor & Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: (541) 737-3082(541) 737-3082
Southern Baptist Seminary Systems of oppression in women's lives.
Garry Stephenson
Coordinator, Small Farms Program
Phone: (541) 737-5833(541) 737-5833
University of Oregon Local and Regional Food systems, Alternative marketing systems, Farmers’ markets, Beginning farmer and rancher education
Bryan Tilt
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Phone: (541) 737-3896(541) 737-3896
University of Washington Sustainable development, environmental risk assessment, pollution, community participation, natural resources, fisheries management
Karen Thompson
Assistant Professor, Education
Phone: (541) 737-2988(541) 737-2988
Stanford University Education Policy
Robert Thompson
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies
Phone: (541) 737-5367(541) 737-5367
University of California,
Sant Cruz
Contemporary African American social and political discourse; racial patterns of urbanization.
Gregg Walker
Professor, Communications
Phone: (541) 737-2461(541) 737-2461
University of Kansas Environmental (conflict)
Haizhong Wang
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering
Phone: (541) 737-8538(541) 737-8538
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Civil Engineering
Bruce Weber
Professor and Director, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Rural Studies Program
Phone: (541) 737-1432(541) 737-1432
University of Wisconsin,
Causes of poverty and hunger in rural areas, particularly on the interaction of community characteristics, public policy and household economic outcomes for low-income people.
Eric D. Weber
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Phone: (541) 737-1305(541) 737-1305
Arizona State University
Mathematics Education
Justin Wettstein
Instructor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington,
Environmental Policy
Aaron Wolf
Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: (541) 737-5369(541) 737-5369
University of Wisconsin,
Transboundary water conflicts and conflict resolution, water basin technical and policy analysis, environmental policy analysis.