I am a professor of environmental policy within the Department of Public Policy at
the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. My background is in environmental law and
environmental science. I teach, write, and practice in the fields of environmental law,
policy, sustainability and dispute resolution. I have currently published overly twenty
scholarly articles and three academic texts on these topics over the last ten years. I
work on policy issues related to fisheries management, climate change, coastal
management, and land use patterns. My expertise has been sought in both private and
public forums, and I currently serve on committees for both non-profit and government
entities. In sum I have over 15 years of experience in the environmental management
field. 

Climate Change

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Subsidizing Risk: The Regressive and Counterproductive Nature of National Flood Insurance Rate Setting in Massachusetts (with Michael Goodman and Jason Wright) (2015)

In order to evaluate the progressivity of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums in a...

 

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Time to Rethink How We See Climate Change, The Standard Times (2015)
 

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Storm Has a Political Lesson, The Standard Times (2015)
 

Ecosystem Management

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Preparing for Disaster: How our voting sends the wrong message, The Standard Times (2015)

I would like to propose that we, the voting public, bear an important respon- sibility...

 

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Climate Change and the Coastal Zone Management Act: The Role of Federalism in Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (2015)

This chapter discusses the role of coastal zone management under conditions of climate change in...

 

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The role of risk perception in building sustainable policy instruments: a case study of public coastal flood insurance in the USA, Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (2015)

Public planning for sustainability implies a forward-looking approach that often includes imagining future harm and...

 

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Losing the Message: Some Policy Implications of Anthropocentric Indirect Arguments for Environmental Protection, Ethics, Policy & Environment (2014)

The value of anthropocentric indirect arguments (AIAs), as stated by Elliott (2014), is to focus...

 

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Activists: Climate Change Justified Blockade, The Standard Times (2014)

Two climate activists plan to use an unorthodox defense strategy when they go on trial...

 

Education

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An Analysis of Student Self-Assessment of Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Learning Environments: Implications for Sustainable Education Delivery (with Sidney R. Castle), International Education Studies (2010)

Online delivery has the potential to offer significant benefits in achieving multiple goals related to...

 

Environmental Law

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Market Failures and Protecting the Environment, The Standard Times (2015)

Whether you agree with government intervention, or with the specific form of gov- ernment intervention...

 

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Climate Change and the Coastal Zone Management Act: The Role of Federalism in Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (2015)

This chapter discusses the role of coastal zone management under conditions of climate change in...

 

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Environmental Law and International Trade: Public Morality as a Tool for Advancing Animal Rights, What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law (2015)

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law,...

 

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Sutter Makes a Deft Maneuver, The Standard Times (2014)

Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter's sentiments were, and are, with the protesters, though. And...

 

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Sutter Agrees to Plea Deal in Brayton Point Blockade, The Standard Times (2014)

Calling climate change "one of the gravest crises our planet has ever faced," Bristol County...

 

Environmental Policy

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Subsidizing Risk: The Regressive and Counterproductive Nature of National Flood Insurance Rate Setting in Massachusetts (with Michael Goodman and Jason Wright) (2015)

In order to evaluate the progressivity of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums in a...

 

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Storm Has a Political Lesson, The Standard Times (2015)
 

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What economics teaches us about environmental protection, The Standard Times (2015)

A basic premise in economics is that companies should pay all of the costs that...

 

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Preparing for Disaster: How our voting sends the wrong message, The Standard Times (2015)

I would like to propose that we, the voting public, bear an important respon- sibility...

 

Ocean Law and Policy

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Time to Rethink How We See Climate Change, The Standard Times (2015)
 

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Rising Sea Levels Challenge Flood Insurance Management, The Standard Times (2015)

Our climate is changing. And the trend of this climate change shows the earth is,...

 

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Climate Change and the Coastal Zone Management Act: The Role of Federalism in Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (2015)

This chapter discusses the role of coastal zone management under conditions of climate change in...

 

Water Law

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Sustainable Approaches to Managing Small-Scale Ecosystems: A Case Study of Vernal Pool Protection in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, Journal of Sustainable Development (2010)

This paper reviews the current management scheme used by Massachusetts to protect vernal pools, which...

 

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Ecosystem-Based Management of Terrestrial and Coastal Water Resources: Can Rapanos Teach Us Anything About the Future of Integrated Water Management, Water Quality and Wetlands (2007)

The purpose of this article is to describe aspects of the Rapanos decision, focusing on...

 

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Judicial Approaches to Dealing With Constitutional Limitations Surrounding Ecosystem-Based Management: Can Rapanos Offer Guidance by, ExpressO (2007)

Ecosystem-based management is becoming a more prevalent in federal legislative and executive mandates. Still, there...

 

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Remediating Contaminated Sediments Under California’s Regulatory Regime: Are (2003)

California has a legislative mandate to remedy contaminated sediments under state statutory guidelines contained in...

 

Sustainability

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Subsidizing Risk: The Regressive and Counterproductive Nature of National Flood Insurance Rate Setting in Massachusetts (with Michael Goodman and Jason Wright) (2015)

In order to evaluate the progressivity of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums in a...

 

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Time to Rethink How We See Climate Change, The Standard Times (2015)
 

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What economics teaches us about environmental protection, The Standard Times (2015)

A basic premise in economics is that companies should pay all of the costs that...

 

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Market Failures and Protecting the Environment, The Standard Times (2015)

Whether you agree with government intervention, or with the specific form of gov- ernment intervention...

 

International Law

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Climate Change and the Coastal Zone Management Act: The Role of Federalism in Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (2015)

This chapter discusses the role of coastal zone management under conditions of climate change in...

 

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Environmental Law and International Trade: Public Morality as a Tool for Advancing Animal Rights, What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law (2015)

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law,...

 

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Marine Mammals and International Trade: Balancing Social Conscience with Trade Obligations – A Summary and Update on the World Trade Organization Seal Products Dispute, International Environmental Law (2011)

The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of the current debate surrounding...

 

Coastal Management

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Subsidizing Risk: The Regressive and Counterproductive Nature of National Flood Insurance Rate Setting in Massachusetts (with Michael Goodman and Jason Wright) (2015)

In order to evaluate the progressivity of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums in a...

 

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Time to Rethink How We See Climate Change, The Standard Times (2015)
 

Fisheries

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Systems Thinking Applied to U.S. Federal Fisheries Management (with Bradley P. Harris), Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The goal of this article is to provide the reader with a kind of historical...

 

Sea Level Rise

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Subsidizing Risk: The Regressive and Counterproductive Nature of National Flood Insurance Rate Setting in Massachusetts (with Michael Goodman and Jason Wright) (2015)

In order to evaluate the progressivity of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums in a...

 

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Time to Rethink How We See Climate Change, The Standard Times (2015)
 

Animal Rights

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Environmental Law and International Trade: Public Morality as a Tool for Advancing Animal Rights, What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law (2015)

This book, edited by Prof. Randall S. Abate of Florida A&M University College of Law,...