2010 Faculty Award for
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Excellence in Scholarship
Professor, Public and Environmental Affairs
This is the second Founders Award for Michael Kraft, a nationally prominent political scientist and professor who began his career at UW-Green Bay in 1977. He received the award in the same category, outstanding scholarship, in 1986. Colleagues praise his work as having “defined U.S. environmental policy research for the past three decades.” His efforts help to inform local and national policy makers as they adopt and strengthen environmental practices and policies.
In the past two years alone, Kraft has published or re-published editions of five books — which include textbooks used nationwide — published two independent articles, and presented three papers at professional meetings. In addition, he is the author of newspaper opinion columns distributed nationally by the McClatchy-Tribune News Service. He shares his expertise about political science and environmental policy on issues including hazardous waste disposal, new energy technologies and the effectiveness of EPA policies.