Department of Political Science
Phone: (503) 838-8544
Position: Professor, Political Science/Public Policy and
PH.D Political Science,
Fields of Concentration: Public Policy, American Government, Public Administration, International Relations
Allied Fields: Economics
M.A. Foreign Affairs,
Thesis: “International Cooperation: The International Response to the Threatened Human Environment”
Concentrations: International Organizations and Law; American Foreign Policy, International Politics and Theory
Special Fields: Comparative Chinese and Japanese History; European History; French History
Teaching Activities: Helped create and currently teach and advise in Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Legal Studies, and Environmental Studies undergraduate programs. Teach upper division courses in public policy, politics of aging society, environmental/natural resource issues, and public administration.
Supervise administrative and legislative practicum program.
Co-coordinator of the Environmental Studies program.
Developed and teach on-line course on State and Local Government.
Lead Faculty Coordinator, Luckiamute Watershed Public Opinion Survey: This project, funded with a $3,000 grant by the BLM administered through WOU, enabled a student to develop, administer, and analyze survey of watershed residents.
Notable Campus Service:
Advisor: Phi Alpha Delta(pre-law club)(2003- )
Member,Student Appeals Committee(financial aid appeals) (2003- )
Search committee member, Dean of LAS, 2005
Member, Strategic Planning Committee (2003-2004)
Member, Social Science Personnel Committee(2003-2005)
Member, Straub Archives Advisory Committee(2003-)
Political Science: Head(1990-1993, 1997-1999, 2005-);
Faculty Senate: member (1992-1996); Committee on Committees (chair 1993-1994, 1997); Faculty Senate President (1994-1995); Faculty Senate Executive Committee(1994-1996);
Senate Curriculum Committee(1996-2001, recorder 1998-1999)). Campus representative for GATE/Northwest - a university/agency consortium(1997-1999).
Social Science Division Budget Committee (Chair, 1999-2001).
Chair: Presidential screening committee(2002)
Member: Presidential Screening Committee(1994)
Fellowships and Awards
Teaching Fellowship, University of Utah, 1983-1986.
Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship in Political Economy, 1986-1988
First Prize, 1987 Western Social Science Association Graduate Student Paper Competition, for “Discretion, Duty, and the Problems of a Wayward Agency: The Implementation of the Hazardous Waste Laws by the Burford EPA.”
"Academic Advisor of the Year", Western Oregon University, 2003-2004.
Policy", found in: Oregon Government and Politics (
Richard Clucas: "Introduction", found in: Oregon Government and
Richard Clucas: "Conclusion", found in Oregon Government and
Clucas, Richard and Mark Henkels, "The Ecotopia Legacy and Measure 7.
Richard, E.D. Dover, Richard Clucas, and
Mark Henkels. Article based on
Forum: "The History of Direct
Democracy in Oregon".
“The Burford EPA’s Hazardous Waste Policies”. The Social Science Journal, Winter 1988.
Other Academic Work:
Auto Emissions Laws Approved”. in Great
Events in Human Rights,
Clean Air Act Approved”. in Great Events in Human Rights,
Environmental Recovery and Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA) Approved.” Great Events in Human Rights,
“Regarding the Practice and Purpose of Undergraduate Public Administration Programs.” SPAE Forum, June 1994.
Carson.” in Encyclopedia of
Use Movement” in Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues,
Manuscript Review: Public Policy Journal, 1993, 1994, 1995.
Manuscript Review: Lang Publishers, 1993.
Manuscript Review: Richard Kearney and Anne O’M. Bowman, State and Local Government. (Houghton-Mifflin, 2000)
Manuscript review: Politics and Policy Journal, 2002.
Professional Activities and Conference Participation:
National Interest: The
Nuclear Waste Repository Siting Process: A Brief History and Prospective Study
Approach.” Western Social Science
Duty, and the Problems of a Wayward Agency: The Implementation of Hazardous
Waste Laws by the Burford EPA.” Western
Social Science Association Conference,
Expertise and the Early History of Nuclear Waste Policy.” American Political
Science Association Convention,
Expertise and the Levels of Agency Power.”
and Tribal Perspectives of the High Level Nuclear Waste Repository Site
Selection Process.” Western Social Science Association Meeting,
Dynamics of the United Nations Environmental Conference,
Threats and National Interests: The United Nations Conference on the Human
Impacts of Measure Five: Budget Structures and Tax Revolts.” American Society for
One By: The
of Local Environmental Activism,”
Research on National Environmental Interest Groups to Local Environmental
Organizations”. Western Social Science
Call It ‘Environmentalism’: Local Conservation Activism in
Democracy and Environmental Policy in
Nature and Dynamics of Grassroots Environmental Activism in
Referral: The Neglected Side of Democracy”,
Learning: Promoting Observational Skills”, Continuums of Service Conference,
Budget Structures and Tax Revolts in West Coast States", Western Social
Science Association Meeting,
Referenda on the West Coast: Strategies
and Outcomes"", Western Social Science Association Meeting,
Other Professional Activities
Co-Chair and Lead Organizer, Political Science section, Oregon Academy of Science, 1992-1994.
Discussant: “The Wise Use Movement” Western Social Science Association Meeting,
Policy for the 21st Century Project,”
Yale sponsored colloquium and workshop,
“Continuing Issues of Election 2000”,
Advisor, Project on "Advise and Consent", sponsored by the Arkay Foundation and directed through the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, 2001-2003
Faculty Associate, Rural