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research overview

  • Roger A. Pielke, Jr.'s research focuses on challenging issues where science, technology and politics collide.


  • research, teaching and outreach on issues of governance in science and technology, currently focused on science advice in the global pandemic, energy and climate policy, various topics of sports governance


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courses taught

  • ENVS 3621 - Energy Policy and Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Examines how society makes decisions about energy, and how these decisions affect the environment and the economy. Uses tools from policy analysis, economics, and other disciplines to build an in-depth understanding of energy's role in U.S. contemporary society. Fulfills Cornerstone requirement of ENVS majors. Recommended prerequisites: ENVS 1000 and ENVS 3070 or PHYS 3070. Recommended corequisite: ENVS 3020.
  • ENVS 4800 - Capstone: Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Examines a specific environmental topic in depth, synthesizing information from complex and controversial issues. Different course sections present different topics. Fulfills capstone requirement for Environmental Studies major. Recommended prerequisites: ENVS 1000 and ENVS 3020.
  • ENVS 4850 - ENVS Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    To be taken in final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Department enforced restriction: Requires a minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared ENVS major and approval by departmental honors committee.
  • ENVS 5100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • ENVS 5110 - Topics in Environmental Social Science and Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers various topics in the social sciences and humanities in environmental studies.
  • ENVS 5120 - Topics in Quantitative Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers a wide range of quantitative methods used in policy research and their applications. Topics may include decision-making under uncertainty, fundamentals of microeconomics, mathematics of economic efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, system optimization, budgeting, fundamentals or probability, risk assessment, risk perception, risk communication, and decision analysis. Includes practical exercises, as well as readings and discussion, of various strengths and weaknesses of the different methods.
  • ETHN 3104 - Selected Topics in American Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Critically examines American identity and experiences, past and present, focusing on ethnicity, gender, popular culture, and political culture. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: ETHN 2001.


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