Public and Environmental Affairs

PEA

Faculty

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B303

Education

B.A and B.S., Political Science and Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude, with distinction in the major), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (2007); M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2009); Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2013)


Publications

David Helpap

David Helpap

Assistant Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC A319

Fields of Interest

State and local government; urban politics; public management and budgeting; public policy

Current Research

My current research has been focused on the degree to which guidelines and best practices, particularly those developed by public management organizations, are utilized by local governments. Recently, this has included examining... Read more »

Elizabeth Wheat

Elizabeth Wheat

Assistant Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B327

Fields of Interest

Environmental law, civil rights and liberties, environmental justice, and international law and organizations. 

 

John Stoll

John Stoll

Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs, Department Chair
MAC B306

Fields of Interest

Environmental and natural resource economics, contingent valuation techniques, outdoor recreation, conservation of species and habitat. Teaches courses in public finance, urban and regional economic theory, microeconomics, econometrics, natural resource and environmental economics.

Education

Ph.D. and M.S. University of Kentucky; B.A.... Read more »

Karen Dalke

Karen Dalke

Lecturer
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B307

Field of Interest

Currently completing research on gangs in the Fox Valley. Interested in globalization and its impact on culture, human-animal interactions cross-culturally, and subcultures. Completed dissertation entitled Real and the Imagined: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Wild Horse in the American Landscape focuses on what the wild horse symbolizes to American... Read more »

Laurel Phoenix

Laurel Phoenix

Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Food in Community and Culture (CFCC)
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B331

Fields of Interest

Limits to Growth, Food/Water/Energy Nexus, Water Resources Management, Drinking Water Quality, Rural Sustainable Development

Education

B.A. and M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D. College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse

Lora Warner

Lora Warner

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC A314

Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B313

Dr. Cruz's research has focused on ethnic identity and land use. His research interests are in urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. He brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America, and Western Europe into the classroom. Dr Cruz's students have interned in local planning and community development... Read more »

Ray Hutchison

Ray Hutchison

Professor
Urban & Regional Studies
MAC B304

Dr. Ray Hutchison is Professor of Sociology in Public and Environmental Affairs. He is on-leave for the spring-summer semesters serving as Cátedra Santander in the Faculdade de Ciéncias Socials e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Santander Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New University of Lisbon).In addition to Introduction to Sociology, he teaches Ethnic and... Read more »

Thomas Nesslein

Thomas Nesslein

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B308

Fields of Interest

Dr. Nesslein’s scholarly interests focus on the political economy of the capitalist welfare state, especially relating to urban and housing policy issues. He was a graduate student (1975 – 1978) at the University of Stockholm, Sweden where he was a awarded a research grant to analyze Swedish housing policy. Dr. Nesslein is the author of more than two... Read more »