Sheldon Kamieniecki

TitleDean, Division of Social Sciences,
Professor, Environmental Studies Department
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSocial Sciences Division,
Environmental Studies Department
AffiliationsPolitics Department,
South Asia Studies
Phone831-459-2919 (Assistant),
831-459-3212 (Main)
Email
FAX831-459-3661
Web Site Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office460 Humanities & Social Sciences Building
Office HoursM-Th, 8:30am - 5:30pm; Because I am Dean, I am NOT available for major declarations.
Campus Mail StopDivision Of Social Sciences
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
USA
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Research Interests

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

The Manipulation of Scientific Findings in Politics and Public Policymaking


EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Co-Editor (with Michael E. Kraft), Book Series, American and Comparative Environmental Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1997-present

Policy Studies Journal, Editorial Board, 1997-2003

Editor, Book Series, International Environmental Policy and Theory, State University of New York Press, 1991-1997

Biography, Education and Training

BIOGRAPHY

Since July 2006, Sheldon Kamieniecki has been Dean of the Division of Social Sciences here at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before that, from 1981 to 2006, he was a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC). He was Chair of the political science department and the founding Director of the Environmental Studies Program at USC. He received the Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Senior Faculty in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC in 1999. His area of research and interest include environmental politics and policy at the local, state, national, and international level.

EMPLOYMENT

Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006-present

Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006-present

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1993-2006

Affiliated Professor, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California, 2002-2006

Visiting Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001-2002

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1986-1993

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1981-1986

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, California State University at San Bernardino, 1978-1981

EDUCATION

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Political Science

M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Political Science

B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo (magna cum laude), Major: Political Science

Honors, Awards and Grants

HONORS AND AWARDS

2009-2010 President, Public Policy Section, American Political Science Association

2005 Recipient of the Water Quality Award for Research Excellence presented by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board

2002-2003 Member, Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee, Bureau of Automotive Repair, California Department of Consumer Affairs, appointed by California Governor Gray Davis

1999 Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Senior Faculty, College of
Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California

1998-1999 Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, University of Southern California

1998 Selected Member, Skull and Dagger Honor Society, University of Southern California

1995 Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society, Faculty of the Month Award, University of Southern California

1994 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Statewide Energy Consortium Project Award

1993-1995 Elected Council Member, Policy Studies Section, American Political Science Association

1992-Present Associate Member, Center for International Studies, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

1990 University Associates Award for Outstanding Teacher, University of Southern California

1986 Honorary Research Fellowship, University of Exeter, England (Declined)

1985-1986 Award for Outstanding Teacher, Division of Social Sciences and Communication, University of Southern California

Summer, 1985 Visiting Scholar, Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration, Columbia University

Summer, 1982 Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, University of Southern California

Summer, 1978 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

Spring, 1978 Argonne National Laboratory Grant, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

1977-1978 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

1976-1977 Ford Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

Summers, 1976, 1977, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

GRANTS

Co-Principal Investigator, “Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program,” National Science Foundation, 2009, $750,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, “Approaches to Storm Water Quality Control,” Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, 2003, $12,000.

Principal Investigator, “American Business and Environmental Policy: The Battle to Control the Government’s Agenda,” James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, USC, 2002-2003, $24,868.

Principal Investigator, "New Research Design Awards for a More Sustainable Los Angeles
Region," John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, 1999-2001, $50,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, "Urban Environmental Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Doctoral Education Program," National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program, 1998-2003, $2.7 million.

Program Coordinator, "Professional Master's Programs in the Sciences at the University of Southern California," Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1997-2000, $365,000.

Selected Publications

Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft, editors, Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 1-764.

Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, editors, Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2007, pp. 3-358.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way? Stanford University Press, 2006, pp.1-327. Recipient of the Lynton K. Caldwell Prize for the best book in environmental politics and policy published in 2004-2006, Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics, American Political Science Association, 2007.

Steven Cohen, Sheldon Kamieniecki, and Matthew A. Cahn, Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation: A Policy Approach That Works, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2005, pp. 1-316.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, George A. Gonzalez, and Robert O. Vos, editors, Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability, State University of New York Press, 1997, pp, 1-367. Recipient of the Lynton K. Caldwell Prize for the best book in environmental politics and policy published in 1995-1997, Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics, American Political Science Association, 1998.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, editor, Environmental Politics in the International Arena: Movements, Parties, Organizations, and Policy, State University of New York Press, 1993, pp. 1-291. This was the last book published in Professor Lester W. Milbrath's book series, Environmental Public Policy.

Steven Cohen and Sheldon Kamieniecki, Environmental Regulation through Strategic Planning, Westview Press, 1991, pp. 1-194.

Harlan Hahn and Sheldon Kamieniecki, Referendum Voting: Social Status and Policy Preferences, Greenwood Press, 1987, pp. 1-170.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, Robert O'Brien, and Michael Clarke, editors, Controversies in Environmental Policy, State University of New York Press, 1986, pp. 1-322.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, Party Identification, Political Behavior, and the American Electorate, Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 1-228. Received Honorable Mention in the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Program, USC, 1986.

Sheldon Kamieniecki, Public Representation in Environmental Policymaking: The Case of Water Quality Management, Westview Press, 1980, pp. i-xi, 1-131.

Journal Articles - see complete Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Book Chapters - see complete Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Teaching Interests

Sorry, due to my role as Dean, I am NOT available for major declarations

Courses Taught

2011-2012 TAUGHT - Climate Science and Policy (senior seminar)
TAUGHT BEFORE 2012 - Introduction to Environmental Studies (undergraduate), Climate Science and Policy (undergraduate), Environmental Policy (undergraduate and graduate), Business and Environmental Policymaking (undergraduate), Energy Policy (undergraduate), Global Environmental Issues (undergraduate), Introduction to American Politics (undergraduate and graduate), Political Participation (undergraduate),
Political Attitudes and Behavior (undergraduate and graduate), Political Parties (undergraduate) Interest Group Politics (undergraduate) Introduction to Research Methods (undergraduate and graduate) Seminar in Advanced Research Methods (graduate)