Center for Environmental Policy

The Center for Environmental Policy seeks to understand the forces driving the formulation and implementation of environmental policies and the effects of these policies on the regulated community and other relevant decision-makers, in addition to other types of environmental protection efforts. Center-sponsored research projects focus primarily on humans' decisions, thus, the projects draw strongly upon the expertise of social scientists while adding the expertise of other disciplines, such as law, engineering, history, and a variety of natural and physical sciences.

Current Projects

The Center facilitates working groups on particular environmental topics: water quality protection and coordinates with the Center for the Study of Injustice on the KU Food Research Group.
KU Food Research Group


Additionally, the Center is home to the Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers' Land Use Decisions (BACC: FLUD) project, with funding from the Kansas NSF EPSCoR program. The BACC:FLUD project aims to research farmers’ decisions to grow crops as feedstocks for renewable energy production ("biofuel crops"), and farmers' adaptation to climate change.

Staff

Dr. Dietrich Earnhart, Director, Professor of Economics


Affiliates

Photo of Glenn E. Adams Glenn E. Adams, Associate professor of Psychology, Faculty Associate Director of the Kansas African Studies Center
Photo of J. Christopher Brown J. Christopher Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Science, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
Photo of Chris S. Crandall Chris S. Crandall, Professor of Psychology
Photo of Dorothy M. Daley Dorothy M. Daley, Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and Environmental Studies Program
Photo of David A. Fowle David A. Fowle, Dean's Professor of Geology, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
Photo of Amy Hansen Amy Hansen, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Virginia H. Ho Virginia H. Ho , Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law, Professor of Law, and Director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center
Photo of Admin Husic Admin Husic, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Justin M. Hutchison Justin M. Hutchison, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Rachel M. Krause Rachel M. Krause, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration
Photo of Ward Lyles Ward Lyles, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Director of the Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities (CCSC)
Photo of Uma Outka Uma Outka, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty in the School of Law
Photo of Edward Peltier Edward Peltier, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Tim Pleskac Tim Pleskac, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Joshua K. Roundy Joshua K. Roundy, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Susan Stagg-Williams Susan Stagg-Williams, Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering
Photo of Belinda S. M. Sturm Belinda S. M. Sturm, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Photo of Andrew W. Torrance Andrew W. Torrance, Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law
Photo of Tsvetan Tsvetanov Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Assistant Professor of Economics

Recent Events


Conversation on Community-Driven Food Research
November 16, 2018




Center for Environmental Policy

IPSR events
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