The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) at the Bush School of Government & Public Service has named two new researchers to its fellows program – Dr. Jenna A. Lamphere and Dr. Elizabeth Nyman.
Dr. Lamphere is an assistant professor of sociology and program coordinator for the Tourism and Coastal Community Development program in the Department of Liberal Studies at Texas A&M University Galveston. Her research examines environmental sustainability and justice and the environmental, social and economic effects of maritime industries on coastal communities. She is especially interested in multilevel governance of urban transformations towards sustainability, with an emphasis on large-scale, multisectoral change.
Dr. Nyman is an associate professor of political science in the department of liberal studies at Texas A&M University Galveston. Her research focuses on international maritime conflict, piracy, and environmental issues. Dr. Nyman is particularly interested in oceanic resources, such as fish or offshore oil and gas, and how those impact state desires to control ocean spaces.