Brian Shreck has been a predoctoral research associate for ISTTP since the fall of 2013. Shreck, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, has presented ISTPP research at several academic conferences this past year and will submit additional papers for consideration at upcoming conferences. So far, Shreck has used data from two ISTPP national public surveys, one on water policy and one on climate change, to analyze the role of informal public discussion and other forms of public discourse on the policy process.
Now, having been awarded one of ten 2014-2015 Energy Institute Fellowships, selected from a pool of 60 applicants, Shreck will research “The Effects of Perceived Risk and Uncertainty on Policy Preferences on Hydraulic Fracturing.” For this effort, Shreck will use data from another ISTPP national survey, this one on energy policy.
We at ISTPP are so proud of Brian for this recognition of his important work with us.