Office: Clark B348
Position: Associate Professor
- Public Policy
- Public Administration
- Urban Affairs
- Environmental Policy
Department: Political Science
Dr. Susan Opp received her Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in 2007. Her research interests include sustainability local economic development urban policy and public administration.
Ph.D. University of Louisville 2007
Opp, Susan M. and Mosier, Samantha L. and Osgood, Jeffery L. (expected 2017) Performance Measurement for Local Sustainability Policy. ASPA Series on Public Administration.
Opp, Susan M. and Osgood, Jeffery L. (2013). Local Economic Development and the Environment: Finding Common Ground. Taylor and Francis ASPA Series on Public Administration and Policy. ISBN: 978-14398800081. 320p.
Heberle, Lauren C. and Opp, Susan M. (eds) (2008). Local Pursuit of Sustainability in the Face of Globalization. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing. 293p.
Opp, Susan M. (2016). The Forgotten Pillar: Defining and Measuring Social Sustainability. Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.
Susan M. Opp and Todd LaPorte. (2016). A Pracademic View of the EPA’s Office of Policy. PS: Political Science and Policy.
Opp, Susan M. and Jeffery L. Osgood and Megan DeMasters. (2016). Exploring the Intersection of Local Economic Development and Sustainability. Journal of Urban Affairs.
Opp, Susan M. and Jeffery L. Osgood and Cynthia R. Rugeley. (2014). City Limits in a Post Recessionary World: Developmental Policy Choice after the Great Recession. State and Local Government Review. 46 (4).
Opp, Susan M. and Jeffery L. Osgood and Cynthia R. Rugeley. (2014). Explaining the Adoption and Implementation of Local Environmental Policies in the United States. Journal of Urban Affairs 36 (5): 854-875.
Opp, Susan M. and Kyle L. Saunders. 2013. Pillar Talk: Local Sustainability Initiatives and Policies in the United States—Finding Evidence of the “three E’s”: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Social Equity. Urban Affairs Review.
Osgood, Jeffery L. and Opp, Susan M. and Bernotsky, Lorraine. (2012). Yesterday’s Gains vs. Today’s Realities: Lessons from Ten Years of Economic Development Practice. Economic Development Quarterly. 26: 334-350.
Opp, Susan M. (2012). Environmental Justice and the Resource Conservation Recovery Act Inspection and Enforcement Process. International Review of Public Administration, 17 (1): 179-191.
Opp, Susan M. (2011). RCRA Enforcement in the States: An Implementation Study. International Journal of Public Administration. 34(12): 753-763.
Opp, Susan M. and Osgood, Jeffery L. (2011). Balancing Local Economic Development with Environmental Protection. ICMA InFocus. 42(6): 1-38.
Opp, Susan M. (2009). The Experiences of the State in Brownfields Remediation and Redevelopment. Environmental Practice. 11(4): 270-284.
POLS 463- Urban Policy and Management