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ISTPP Fellows

The ISTPP Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and to its mission, aims, and objectives. Participation as an ISTPP Fellow is by invitation from the Institute. Fellows are selected based upon current and past collaboration with the Institute on interdisciplinary proposals, projects, and scholarship, as well as distinguished accomplishments within the individual's discipline.

Fellow Spotlight

Johanna Dunaway

Johanna Dunaway


Dr. Dunaway is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University. Her research examines the relationship between the structural and contextual features of media outlets and news content. Dr. Dunaway’s current research examines the impact of the changing contemporary media environment and information technology across individuals, groups, and local communities and the implications of this for news attention, engagement, and political polarization. Johanna Dunaway
James W. Stoutenborough

James W. Stoutenborough

Dr. Stoutenborough is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Political Science at Idaho State University. His research interests include public policy, U.S. state politics, public opinion, and political psychology with a substantive interest in science and technology issues like climate change and renewable energy. Dr. Stoutenborough currently researches institutional and behavioural paradigms and how to better integrate them.

James W. Stoutenborough
James R. Rogers

James R. Rogers

Dr. Rogers is an associate professor of political science in the Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University in College Station and Qatar. Dr. Roger's research considers how institutions interact in separation-of-power systems with a focus on the role of courts in those systems. Dr. Rogers also specializes in the use of mathematical models to analyze political phenomena, focusing on the design and engineering of political and legal institutions.

James R. Rogers

Ann O'M. Bowman

Ann O'M. Bowman
Dr. Ann Bowman holds the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in Government and Public Service and is a professor in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She specializes in state and local politics and management; public policy, especially the substantive areas of environment, economic development, and land use; and intergovernmental relations.


Samuel D. Brody

Samuel D. Brody
Dr. Brody holds a joint appointment as a professor in the departments of Marine Sciences at Galveston and in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at College Station Texas A&M University. He holds the George P. Mitchell ’40 Chair in Sustainable Coasts and directs the Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities. Dr. Brody is conducting research in environmental planning, coastal sustainability, ecosystem management, and geographic information systems.


Justin B. Bullock

Justin B. Bullock
Dr. Bullock is an assistant professor in the Public Service and Administration Department in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His current research interests include public management, public administration, public policy, risk management, public opinion, and political communication.


William S. Charlton

William S. Charlton
Dr. Charlton is associate vice chancellor for research and a professor in the College of Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the Director of the National Strategic Research Institute, the mission of which is to further research solutions for combating weapons of mass destruction. His conducts research in nuclear nonproliferation and counter proliferation, nuclear detection and nuclear forensics, nuclear security, and reducing nuclear threats.


Weihsueh A. Chiu

Weihsueh A. Chiu
Dr. Chiu is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at Texas A&M University. His research expertise includes quantitative health risk assessment, dose-response assessment, and statistical modeling of environmental and biological systems. Dr. Chiu’s current interests focus on developing computational and statistical methods to transform data into knowledge to inform policies protecting public health from the effects of environmental chemicals.


Dennis L. Christiansen

Dennis L. Christiansen
Dr. Christiansen is agency director of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), a member of the Texas A&M University System. He is an international expert in high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and has extensive research experience in traffic operations, transportation planning, and transit planning.



Johanna Dunaway

Johanna Dunaway
Dr. Dunaway is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University. Her research examines the relationship between the structural and contextual features of media outlets and news content. Dr. Dunaway’s current research examines the impact of the changing contemporary media environment and information technology across individuals, groups, and local communities and the implications of this for news attention, engagement, and political polarization.



Catherine Eckel Catherine Eckel
Dr. Catherine Eckel is the Sara and John Lindsey Professor in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University. She is an expert in behavioral and experimental economics through which she explores the psychological and social aspects of behaviors and decision-making. Dr. Eckel also researches risk attitudes and aversion, discrimination based on gender or race, bargaining, status, and trust.


Gabriel Eckstein Gabriel Eckstein
Dr. Eckstein is a Professor of Law at the Texas A&M University School of Law and serves as a faculty member of the Texas A&M Water Management and Hydrological Science Graduate Faculty as well as the Texas A&M Energy Institute. He researches water, natural resources, and environmental law and policy issues at the local, national, and international levels. Dr. Eckstein also directs the International Water Law Project.


Elisabeth H. Ellis

Elisabeth H. Ellis
Dr. Elisabeth Ellis is associate professor of political philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr. Ellis researches both the historical and applied aspects of political theory, biodiversity policy, environmental political theory, environmental political history, and social contract theory.


David Ford

David Ford
Dr. Ford is a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research expertise includes construction as a product development process, project management process design, sustainability in built infrastructure, managerial real options, and system dynamics.


Timothy J. Gronberg

Timothy J. Gronberg
Dr. Gronberg is a professor in and head of the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University. His primary field of specialization is public finance and his secondary field is urban and spatial economics. He is a Research Fellow of the Private Enterprise Research Center and a Research Affiliate of the National Center on Performance Incentives.


Robert Harriss

Robert Harriss
Dr. Harriss is a Houston Advanced Research Center Distinguished Fellow and its former President and CEO. His professional interests focus on sustainability science, engineering, education and policy. His expertise includes comprehensive anticipatory design, earth system science, and the uses and value of weather and climate information.


Valerie M. Hudson

Valerie M. Hudson
Dr. Hudson is a professor and holder of the George H.W. Bush Chair in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include foreign policy, national security, gender and security, and methodology.



Bryan D. Jones

Bryan D. Jones
Dr. Jones holds the J.J. Pickle Regents Chair in Congressional Studies and is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. Dr. Jones co-directs the Policy Agendas Project currently housed at the University of Texas. He studies models of decision-making and choice, fiscal policy, agenda-setting, and public policy processes.


Paul M. Kellstedt

Paul M. Kellstedt
Dr. Kellstedt is director of the program on Political Behavior and Political Institutions and a professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His fields of expertise are American politics and methodology and he currently researches economic evaluations in the mass public and the nature of policy mood.


Mark N. Lubell

Mark N. Lubell
Dr. Lubell is the Director for the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior and a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lubell’s study interests include cooperation problems and decision-making in environmental, agricultural, and public policy.


Michael A. Morrisey

Michael A. Morrisey
Dr. Morrisey is a professor of health economics and health insurance at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. His research interests have largely focused on employer-sponsored health insurance, the effects of legislation and regulation in health and health care, hospital economics, and the use of claims data in health services research. His current insurance related research interests focus on insurance exchanges and health care markets as well as price transparency in health care.


Jeryl L. Mumpower

Jeryl L. Mumpower
Dr. Mumpower is department head of Public Service and Administration as well as a professor and holder of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Business and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Administration at Texas A&M University. His research addresses basic and applied topics in negotiation and bargaining, environmental policy, individual and group decision-making processes, the use of scientific expertise in public policy making, and risk analysis and management.


John W. Nielsen-Gammon

John W. Nielsen-Gammon
Dr. Nielsen-Gammon is a Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He conducts research in multiple areas, including drought monitoring and forecasting, air pollution climatology, and improvements to the climate data record. His weather-related work involves jet streams, extreme rainfall events, and land and sea breezes. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon uses field forecasting support, numerical simulation, and diagnostic analysis of ozone events in his air quality research.


Gerald R. North

Gerald R. North
Dr. North is a distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences and oceanography in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. His research investigates modern and paleo-climate analysis, satellite remote sensing and mission planning, climate and hydrology modelling and statistical methods in atmospheric sciences.


Douglas Oxley

Douglas Oxley
Dr. Oxley's research interests have grown out of his experience working in academia, nonprofits, and corporations. Dr. Oxley's current research agenda focuses on the ways in which individual behavior affect the public policy process. Of particular interest is his exploration of how neurological and other physical factors influence public decision-making.


Walter Gillis Peacock

Walter Gillis Peacock
Dr. Peacock is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and in the Urban Planning and Sustainable Coastal Margins Program at Texas A&M University. He also serves as the director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center and associate director of the Texas Census Research Data Center. He holds the Sandy and Bryan Mitchell Master Builder Endowed Chair. Dr. Peacock’s research interests include urban planning, sustainability and resiliency issues, natural hazard, hazard mitigation, long-term disaster recovery, and quantitative methods.


Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson
Dr. Robinson is the Henry Bellmon Chair of Public Service and associate professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on the management of public service organizations as they respond to disasters and other extreme events. His expertise is in emergency management and administrative networking.


James R. Rogers

James R. Rogers
Dr. Rogers is an associate professor of political science in the Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University in College Station and Qatar. Dr. Roger's research considers how institutions interact in separation-of-power systems with a focus on the role of courts in those systems. Dr. Rogers also specializes in the use of mathematical models to analyze political phenomena, focusing on the design and engineering of political and legal institutions.


David V. Rosowsky

David V. Rosowsky
Dr. Rosowsky is provost and senior vice president at University of Vermont. Dr. Rosowsky is known for his expertise on the reliability of structures, particularly those subject to natural hazards and environmental loads. He continues his research in wind and earthquake engineering with particular emphasis on performance-based engineering for design, post-disaster condition assessment, and loss estimation studies.


Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross
Dr. Ross is a professor of international affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Ross’s research is located at the intersection of theory and practice. His research projects cover contemporary U.S. national security and defense planning, nuclear policy, strategy and forces, military innovation, regional security, weapons proliferation, as well as security and economics.


Joel D. Scheraga

Joel D. Scheraga
Dr. Joel Scheraga is the senior advisor for climate adaptation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He led EPA’s design of its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and now leads implementation of the plan. Dr. Scheraga has expertise in the area of climate change science and policy, environmental economics, the integration of science and policy, and applied and theoretical microeconomics.


Robert R. Shandley

Robert R. Shandley
Dr. Shandley is a German and film studies professor in and head of the Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University. He specializes in German film and culture. Current research projects focus on the cultural history of German migration. Dr. Shandley previously served as Assistant Director for International Programs for the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy.


Brian C. Shreck

Brian C. Shreck
Dr. Shreck is a postdoctoral research scholar held jointly in the Department of Political Science and National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University. His recent research focuses on environmental, energy, and natural resources policy; collaborative governance; and deliberation and public discourse.


James W. Stoutenborough

James W. Stoutenborough
Dr. Stoutenborough is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Political Science at Idaho State University. His research interests include public policy, U.S. state politics, public opinion, and political psychology with a substantive interest in science and technology issues like climate change and renewable energy. Dr. Stoutenborough currently researches institutional and behavioural paradigms and how to better integrate them.


Manuel P. Teodoro

Manuel P. Teodoro
Dr. Teodoro is an associate professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research expertise concerns the relationships among politics, public policy and public management. Dr. Teodoro examines the ways in which local management and political institutions condition the implementation of federal environmental regulations in the US.


Arnold Vedlitz

Arnold Vedlitz – ISTPP Distinguished Research Scholar
Dr. Vedlitz holds the Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy and is a professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He is also the founder and Director Emeritus of ISTPP. His research focuses on the processes through which scientific and technical data and discoveries are understood and acted upon by decision makers and the public. Dr. Vedlitz possesses expertise in science and technology policy, decision making, public opinion, public participation, and survey and interview research.


William West

William West
Dr. William West holds the Sara Lindsey Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. West specializes in the study of administration institutions, regulatory policies, administrative law, and the Congress.


B. Dan Wood

B. Dan Wood
Dr. Wood is the Cornerstone Fellow and professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research evaluates the democratic responsiveness of American political institutions. His work focuses on the presidency and executive branch. In the past, he has also examined bureaucracies, Congress, the Supreme Court, the mass media, and public opinion.


Sammy Zahran

Sammy Zahran
Dr. Zahran is an associate professor of demography in the Department of Economics at Colorado State University. Dr. Zahran is co-director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis and Resident Fellow in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health. His research focuses on maternal and child health.



Contact

(979) 862-8855
bushschoolistpp@tamu.edu

Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
1112 Allen Building
4350 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4350

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