Center for Environmental Policy
The Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) draws upon interdisciplinary expertise to explore environmental policies, along with related protection efforts, and their impacts on society and nature. Center-sponsored research projects focus on the human decisions behind the formation and implementation of these policies and efforts, and, in turn, their impacts on the environment and related decisions.
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.
The Center is also home to the FEWtures Project, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The FEWtures project aims to research sustainable agriculture through renewable energy.
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.
Dr. Dietrich Earnhart, Director, Professor of Economics
Internal AffiliatesThe Center serves internal affiliates from across the KU campus.
|Glenn E. Adams, Associate professor of Psychology, Faculty Associate Director of the Kansas African Studies Center|
|J. Christopher Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Science, Director of the Environmental Studies Program|
|Chris S. Crandall, Professor of Psychology|
|Dorothy M. Daley, Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and Environmental Studies Program|
|Chris Depcik, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering|
|David A. Fowle, Dean's Professor of Geology, Director of the Environmental Studies Program|
|Amy Hansen, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering|
|Susan Harvey, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Human Services|
|Mary C. Hill, Professor of Geology, Project Lead of the FEWtures Project|
|Virginia H. Ho , Associate Dean for International & Comparative Law, Professor of Law, and Director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center|
|Admin Husic, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering|
|Justin M. Hutchison, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering|
|Rachel M. Krause, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration|
|Ward Lyles, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Director of the Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities (CCSC)|
|Uma Outka, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty in the School of Law|
|Edward Peltier, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering|
|Tim Pleskac, Assistant Professor of Psychology|
|Joshua K. Roundy, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering|
|Susan Stagg-Williams, Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering|
|Belinda S. M. Sturm, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering|
|Andrew W. Torrance, Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law|
|Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Associate Professor of Economics|
External AffiliatesThe Center also serves external affiliates from across the globe.
|Robert Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University|
|Zach Raff, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Stout|
|Dan Phaneuf, Professor and Chair of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Nathan Hendricks, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University|
|Lana Friesen, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Queensland|
|Sandra Rousseau, Professor of Economics and Business, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven|
|Manuel Pulido-Velásquez, Visiting Faculty, Grand Valley State University|
|Sarah A. Jacobson, Associate Professor of Economics, Williams College|
|Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Human Behavior and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University|
The Center has established a number of goals, which are organized by priority, time, and spatial scope,
Conversation on Community-Driven Food Research
November 16, 2018
Environmental Agency Partner NetworkThe Center has established a network of environmental agency partners with which the Center coordinates.
|KS Department of Health and Environment||Tom Stiles|
|KS Water Office||Cara Hendricks|
|Douglas County Food Policy Council||Kim Criner Ritchie|
|Sustainability Department, Douglas County and City of Lawrence||Jasmin Moore|
|Johnson County Public Works||Brian Pietig|
|Lawrence Public Works||Chad Voigt|
|City of Lawrence Municipal Services and Operations||Trevor Flynn|
NGO Partner NetworkThe Center has established a network of NGO partners with which the Center coordinates.
|Friends of the Kaw||Dawn Buehler, Kim Mahanna-Bellemere|
|Sierra Club Kansas Chapter||Zack Pistora|
|Sierra Club – Wakarusa Group (Lawrence)||Karin Pagel-Meiners|
|Sierra Club – Wakarusa Group (Lawrence)||Kathleen Harned|
|Topeka Group Chair Sierra Club||Duncan Whittier|
|Jayhawk Audubon Society||Jennifer Delisle|
|Nature Conservancy||Laura Rose Clawson|
|Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability (Water Advocacy Team)||Thad Holcombe, Teresa Wilke|
|Climate and Energy Project||Dorothy Barnett, Rachel Myslivy|
|Metropolitan Energy Center||Tami Alexander, Emily Wolfe|
|Citizens’ Climate Lobby||Sandy Sanders, Tony Schmidt|
|Sustainability Action Network||Teresa Wilke|