Sue's research interests include natural resource institutions and governance, institutions for payments for ecosystem services, the New Natural Resource Economy for rural sustainability, and interagency/intergovernmental dynamics in natural resource management networks. Sue came to INR having worked with local, state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations on land use planning, natural resource policy and management, and collaborative decision-making.
Todd has 20 years of experience as a hydrogeologist specializing in groundwater development and source water protection with emphasis in fractured rock and karst terranes. With professional licenses as a Certified Engineering Geologist and Certified Mediator, his interests include transboundary aquifers, environmental conflict resolution, and education in water science and policy.
Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working with universities, government agencies, and NGOs to develop and manage multi-institutional natural resource and international development projects and programs. Within INR she leads multi-institutional research and science review teams, facilitates planning and policy dialogues, develops and implements policy research, leads multi-institutional proposal development teams, and has been INR's Associate Director for the past five years.
As Director, Lisa is committed to INR's faculty and institutional integrity. She will work with the INR faculty to build partnerships with researchers, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to integrate science and policy to reframe and address the natural resource and environmental challenges we face.
Her areas of interest and experience include the human dimensions of environmental risk, environmental policy and decision-making, citizen participation, evaluation, and international transboundary waters.
Julie is the Assistant to the Directors of the Institute for Natural Resources and the Institute for Water & Watersheds. She manages the business office for both institutes as well as the Student Intern Program for IWW. Julie works in all facets of the programs including assisting principal investigators in implementing all phases of special projects such as research proposals, research projects, and workshops and training sessions.
Before joining the INR in 2005, Julie worked in the College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences for the Native Americans in Marine & Space Sciences Program, and the Diversity Internship Program. Prior to that, she served as Program Coordinator in the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program through the Zoology Department.