Robert ‘35 and Helen ‘38 Stafford Professor in Public Policy
Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies
Director, Program in Environmental Studies
206 Hillcrest
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-5309

Welcome to my web presence. I am a Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. I have taught courses here on U.S. conservation and environmental policy and American politics since 1990 and have served as the director of the Environmental Studies Program for eight years. I am the author or editor of five books on conservation and environmental policy, most recently co-author, with Stephen Trombulak, of The Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History, 2d edition (UPNE Press, 2015), and with co-author David Sousa, of American Environmental Policy: Beyond Gridlock, updated and expanded edition (MIT Press, 2013). I also serve on the board of the local conservation groups Vermont Family Forests. I live in Middlebury and have two daughters, Isabel and Faye.

Denali National Park, August 2012