Assistant Professor


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  • Office Hours:

    9am-12pm, via Microsoft Teams for Fall 2021
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Environmental Policy, Public Policy
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • PhD in Public Policy Management, University of Washington
  • Curriculum Vitae:


My main areas of interest are energy policy, environmental policy, risk and governance. I love exploring new methods and complex data. As a scholar I focus on state and local structures and public participation.


Scott, Ryan P., Tyler A. Scott, Robert Greer. 2019.  “The Environmental and Safety Performance of Gas Utilities in the United States” Energy Policy.

Ryan P Scott. 2019. "More Than Just Complaints: Generating Thick Engagement Through Thin Participatory Programs" Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.

Scott, Ryan P., and Tyler A. Scott. 2019. “Investing in Collaboration for Safety: Assessing Grants to States for Oil and Gas Distribution Pipeline Safety Program Enhancement.” Energy Policy 124 (January): 332–45.

Scott, Tyler A., Nicola Ulibarri, and Ryan P. Scott. 2018. “Stakeholder Involvement in Collaborative Regulatory Processes: Using Automated Coding to Track Attendance and Actions: Stakeholder Involvement in Regulation.” Regulation & Governance 18 (July): 543.

Scott, Ryan P. 2018. "Should we call the neighbors? Voluntary deliberation and citizen complaints about oil and gas drilling." Energy Policy 115: 258-272.

Biedenweg, Kelly, Ryan P. Scott, and Tyler A. Scott. 2017. “How Does Engaging with Nature Relate to Life Satisfaction? Demonstrating the Link between Environment-Specific Social Experiences and Life Satisfaction.” Journal of Environmental Psychology 50: 112–24.

Scott, Ryan P., Tyler A. Scott, and Richard Zerbe. 2016. “Bureaucratic Benefit-Cost Analysis and Policy Controversy.” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 7 (02). Cambridge University Press: 350–71.

Scott, Ryan P., Alison C. Cullen, Cate Fox-Lent, and Igor Linkov. 2016. “Can Carbon Nanomaterials Improve CZTS Photovoltaic Devices? Evaluation of Performance and Impacts Using Integrated Life-Cycle Assessment and Decision Analysis.” Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis 36 (10): 1916–35.

Scott, Ryan P., and Alison C. Cullen. 2016. “Reducing the Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Kesterite Solar Photovoltaics: Comparing Carbon and Molybdenum Back Contact Options.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21 (1). Springer Berlin Heidelberg: 29–43.