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Experts on Public Policy and Planning

Environmental Policy:

Michael Kraft, Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science). Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor in Environmental Studies.
Environmental politics and policy. Energy policy. The U.S. Congress. The presidency, Elections. Nuclear waste. Sustainable communities. Sustainable development. Population growth.
465-2531. kraftm@uwgb.edu.

Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Environmental Planning).
Water resources management. Watershed management. Drinking water quality. Water law. Rural sustainable development. Land use planning and property rights.
465-2402. phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Larry Smith, Professor Emeritus of Social Change and Development (Economics).
Sustainable development. Incentive-based land use management.
465-2355. smithl@uwgb.edu.

John Stoll, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Economics).
Environmental economics. Resource economics.
465-2358. stollj@uwgb.edu.

Elizabeth Wheat, Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science).
Courts and environmental law.
465-2848. wheate@uwgb.edu.

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Associate Professor of Human Development and Psychology.
Environmental psychology (how the places people live and work affect them and vice versa). Design and planning attributes which contribute to sense of community and fear of crime or lack of it. Gated communities.
465-2479. wilsong@uwgb.edu.

Housing and Housing Policy:

Doreen Higgins, Associate Professor of Social Work (Professional Programs).
Health care policy; aging and long-term care; the racial wealth gap; homeownership and asset building; ex-offender community reentry.
465-2567, 465-2049. higginsd@uwgb.edu.

Thomas Nesslein, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Studies (Economics).
Economics. Housing economics. Urban economic policy. Capitalist welfare state, Sweden in particular. Minimum wage laws.
465-2099. nessleit@uwgb.edu.

Land-Use Planning:

William Niedzwiedz, Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Environmental Planning. Coastal resources/development. Conservation design of subdivisions. Aerial photo applications to land-use issues. Establishing native gardens and prairie areas.
465-2415 (o), 785-0252 (h). niedzwiw@uwgb.edu.

Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Environmental Planning).
Water resources management. Drinking water quality. Water law. Rural sustainable development. Land use planning and property rights.
465-2402. phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Larry Smith, Professor Emeritus of Social Change and Development (Economics).
Sustainable development. Incentive-based land use management.
465-2355. smithl@uwgb.edu.

Public Policy:

Joseph Devaney, Lecturer of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science).
Constitutional and public law, especially civil rights and liberties.
465-2366; 570-582-5162 (cell phone). devaneyj@uwgb.edu.

Scott Furlong, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science). Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
American government. Public policy. Regulatory policy. Elections.
465-2995. furlongs@uwgb.edu.

David Helpap, Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science).
State and local government. Public policy/management. National politics.
465-2198. helpapd@uwgb.edu.

Doreen Higgins, Associate Professor of Social Work (Professional Programs).
Health care policy; aging and long-term care; the racial wealth gap; homeownership and asset building; ex-offender community reentry.
465-2567, 465-2049. higginsd@uwgb.edu.

Michael Kraft, Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science). Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor in Environmental Studies.
Environmental politics and policy. Energy policy. The U.S. Congress. The presidency, Elections. Nuclear waste. Sustainable communities. Sustainable development. Population growth.
465-2531. kraftm@uwgb.edu.

David Littig, Associate Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science).
Political behavior. Intergovernmental relations. Urban politics and policy. Comparative political systems. Wisconsin local and state politics.
465-2355. littigd@uwgb.edu.

Alison Staudinger, Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies.
Constitutional law. Citizenship/immigration. General electoral politics. Community organizing or social movements. Activism. Political philosophy.
465-2443. staudina@uwgb.edu.

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