Fields of Study: Public Administration and Public Policy, Environmental Politics and Policy, and American Politics
About: Megan is currently a Ph.D candidate in the department. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies and from the University of Utah in 2012 with a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Natural Resources Management. While at the University of Utah Megan was the Recycling Program Analyst for Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District. Megan’s research interests include environmental policy with an emphasis in water quality and water scarcity concerns at the local state and federal level. Within this area she is interested in intergovernmental relations, implementation, and policy outcomes. Megan’s recent publications include: “Ensuring Compliance with Interstate Water Compacts at the State and Local Levels: A Case Study of the Arkansas River Compact” Environmental Practice and “Working with Federal and State Actors On Successful Implementation of Sustainable Economic Development Programs” PA Times. Megan was also the 2015 winner of the “Best Student Paper” awarded by the APSA Section on Environmental and Natural Resource Administration (SENRA).