Lisa Dale is the Associate Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.
With a background in environmental policy, Lisa completed her graduate work in 2003 and went to work for The Wilderness Society, where she conducted post-doctoral research on the National Fire Plan. From there, she went on to serve as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, a state-federal coalition of forest managers. Returning to academia in 2006, she taught full time at the University of Denver for five years, offering courses that included Public Lands Management, The Global Politics of Climate Change, and Global Environmental Policy.
In 2010 she went to work for the State of Colorado, initially as the Legislative Program Director for the (then) Division of Wildlife, and later as the Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands (2012-2015). In that role, she worked closely with the Colorado State Land Board, the Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, connecting those agencies to the Governor’s Office and advising on policy direction. She relocated to New Haven, CT in June, 2015.
Lisa has authored several peer-reviewed articles and a textbook on environmental policy. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Master’s from Regis University, and a Ph.D. in environmental policy from Colorado State University.