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.

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

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.
FEWtures Project Logo
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


Internal Affiliates

The Center serves internal affiliates from across the KU campus.

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 Chris Depcik Chris Depcik, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering
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 Susan Harvey Susan Harvey, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Human Services
Photo of Mary C. Hill Mary C. Hill, Professor of Geology, Project Lead of the FEWtures Project
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 Psychology
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, Associate Professor of Economics

External Affiliates

The Center also serves external affiliates from across the globe.

Photo of Robert Glicksman Robert Glicksman, J.B. and Maurice C Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University
Photo of Zach Raff Zach Raff, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Photo of Dan Phaneuf Dan Phaneuf, Professor and Chair of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Photo of Nathan Hendricks Nathan Hendricks, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
Photo of Lana Friesen Lana Friesen, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Queensland
Photo of Sandra Rousseau Sandra Rousseau, Professor of Economics and Business, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven
Photo of Manuel Pulido-Velásquez Manuel Pulido-Velásquez, Visiting Faculty, Grand Valley State University
Photo of Sarah Jacobson Sarah A. Jacobson, Associate Professor of Economics, Williams College
Photo of Paul J. Ferraro Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Human Behavior and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

Center Goals


The Center has established a number of goals, which are organized by priority, time, and spatial scope,

Recent Events


Conversation on Community-Driven Food Research
November 16, 2018



Environmental Agency Partner Network

The Center has established a network of environmental agency partners with which the Center coordinates.

Agency ContactLogo
KS Department of Health and Environment Tom StilesKS Department of Health and Environment logo
KS Water Office Cara HendricksKS Water office logo
Douglas County Food Policy Council Kim Criner RitchieDouglas County Food Policy Council logo
Sustainability Department, Douglas County and City of Lawrence Jasmin MooreSustainability Department logo
Johnson County Public Works Brian PietigJohnson County logo
Lawrence Public Works Chad VoigtLawrence Public Works logo
City of Lawrence Municipal Services and Operations Trevor FlynnCity of Lawrence logo

NGO Partner Network

The Center has established a network of NGO partners with which the Center coordinates.

Organization ContactLogo
Friends of the Kaw Dawn Buehler, Kim Mahanna-BellemereFriends of the Kaw logo
Sierra Club Kansas Chapter Zack PistoraSierra Club logo
Sierra Club – Wakarusa Group (Lawrence) Karin Pagel-MeinersSierra Club logo
Sierra Club – Wakarusa Group (Lawrence) Kathleen HarnedSierra Club logo
Topeka Group Chair Sierra Club Duncan WhittierSierra Club logo
Jayhawk Audubon Society Jennifer DelisleJayhawk Aubudon Society Logo
Nature Conservancy Laura Rose ClawsonNature Conservancy logo
Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability (Water Advocacy Team) Thad Holcombe, Teresa Wilke
Climate and Energy Project Dorothy Barnett, Rachel MyslivyClimate Energy Project logo
Metropolitan Energy Center Tami Alexander, Emily WolfeMetropolitan Energy Center logo
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sandy Sanders, Tony SchmidtCitizens' Climate Lobby logo
Sustainability Action Network Teresa WilkeSustinability Action Network logo


Center for Environmental Policy

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