OCCRI Researchers

Title: Professor; Director
Name: Brent Steel
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Political Science; Public Policy Program

Research Theme: Adjunct Professor, Water Resources Policy and Management Graduate Program. Director, Master of Public Policy Program, Oregon State University. Adjunct Professor, Marine Resource Management Program. Co-PI, “Coupled Natural and Human Systems in Fire-Prone Landscapes: Interactions, Dynamics and Adaption”; Co-PI, “Human Dimensions of Wave Energy,” Oregon Wave Energy Trust.

Research Fields:

Human Impacts Policy
Natural Resource Policy and Planning
Outreach and Engagement

Professional Activities:

Director, Master of Public Policy Program, OSU [oregonstate.edu/cla/mpp]

Founding Board Member, Project Vote Smart [www.vote-smart.org]

Editorial Board, Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy [ejournal.nbii.org]

Editorial Board, Political Research Quarterly [www.sagepub.com]

Advisory Board, OSU Rural Studies Program [ruralstudies.oregonstate.edu]

Selected Publications:

Brent S. Steel, Rebecca L. Warner and Alex Johnson, ” Environmental NGOs and Science Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Bulgaria and the U.S., Journal of Environmental Systems (forthcoming).

Brent S. Steel, Sarah Henderson and Rebecca L. Warner, “NGOs and the Development of Civil Society in Bulgaria and the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis,” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 20(2007): 35-52.

Brent S. Steel, Denise Lach and Vijay Satyal, “Ideology and Scientific Credibility: Environmental Policy in the American Pacific Northwest,” Public Understanding of Science, 15(2006): 481-495.

Brent S. Steel, Court Smith, Laura Opsommer, Sara Curiel and Ryan-Warner-Steel, “Public Ocean Literacy in the United States,” Ocean and Coastal Management 48(2005): 97-114.

Richard Clucas, Mark Henkels, and Brent Steel (eds.) Oregon Politics and Government: Progressive versus Conservative Populism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005).