Denise Lach

Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Director,School of Public Policy
Contact Information
Phone: 
541-737-5471
Fax: 
541-737-2735
Office: 
307 Fairbanks Hall
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
Water Resources Policy and Management
Willing to Advise Students for: 
MS
Willing to serve on Graduate Committees for: 
MS
Primary Areas of Research Interest: 
Watersheds
Current Research Interests: 
  • Examination of changing roles and expectations for science and scientists in natural resource decision making
  • Institutional resistance to changes in the water sector
  • Transformation of water resources governance structures
Other Information: 

Specialty:

  • Environmental natural resource sociology
  • Applied sociology including social impact assessment, program evaluation, and organizational development
  • Organizational sociology
  • Water conflict and dispute resolution