The study of narratives in a variety of disciplines has grown in recent years as a method of better explaining underlying concepts in their respective fields. Through the use of Narrative Policy Framework (NPF), political scientists can analyze the role narrative plays in political discourse.
Stephanie M. Adams received her MPA from Montana State University in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University in Sociology and Psychology. She has extensive administrative and conservation experience in working with contentious policy issues in the American West. John Berggren is a PhD Candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a research affiliate with Western Water Assessment and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. Savannah Collins is currently working as a Data Analyst for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. She received her MPA from The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2014, with foci in policy analysis and quantitative methods. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. Her research explores public policy strategies and outcomes, as well as making data-driven decisions for organizational best practices. Deserai Anderson Crow is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Environmental Studies Program, Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism, and is on the faculty of the Center for Science & Technology Policy Research. She earned her Ph.D. in 2008 from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. Claire A. Dunlop (F) is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Exeter. A public policy and administration scholar, Claire's main fields of interest include the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization; epistemic communities and advisory politics; risk governance; policy learning and analysis; impact assessment; and policy narratives. She explores these conceptual interests at the UK and EU levels principally, and most frequently in relation to agricultural, food and environmental issues. Kuhika Gupta is a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Energy, Security, and Society at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to completing her PhD at the University of Oklahoma, she also received an MA from the University of Warwick (UK) and a BA from Delhi University (India). She studies public policy, with a special interest in comparative public policy, risk and public policy, and energy policy. Her research has appeared in journals such as Policy Studies Journal and Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Tanya Heikkila is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and holds and MPA and PhD from the University of Arizona. Her expertise is in the field of environmental policy and governance, with an emphasis on understanding conflict and cooperation around common-pool resources. Maria A. Husmann is a graduate of the MPA program at Idaho State University and currently works as a management analyst for the City of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. Andrew R. Kear is an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University, Ohio where he serves as a dual appointee in the Department of Political Science and Department of Environment and Sustainability. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental politics, energy and sustainability, public policy, and public administration. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University and also holds an MS from Ohio University and a BA from the College of Wooster, both in Geology. His research focuses on energy policy and interest group politics and he has published on western energy issues (California Journal of Politics and Policy) and also on the role of interest groups in elections (Roads to Congress 2008 edited volume). Donna L. Lybecker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Idaho State University where she specializes in Environmental
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Elizabeth A. Shanahan, Mark K. McBeth, Michael D. Jones