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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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...

 

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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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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...

 

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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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...

 

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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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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...

 

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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...

 

Environmental Policy

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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...

 

PDF

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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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...

 

Ocean Law and Policy

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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...

 

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Climate-Induced Sea Level Rise and Sustainable Coastal Management: The Influence of Existing Policy Frameworks on Risk Perception, Sustainability (2014)

This article looks at the role of existing government policies on perceptions of risk and...

 

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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...

 

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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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...

 

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Climate-Induced Sea Level Rise and Sustainable Coastal Management: The Influence of Existing Policy Frameworks on Risk Perception, Sustainability (2014)

This article looks at the role of existing government policies on perceptions of risk 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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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...

 

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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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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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...

 

PDF

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,...

 

Link

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...

 

PDF

Climate-Induced Sea Level Rise and Sustainable Coastal Management: The Influence of Existing Policy Frameworks on Risk Perception, Sustainability (2014)

This article looks at the role of existing government policies on perceptions of risk and...

 

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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...

 

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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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...

 

PDF

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,...

 

Link

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...

 

PDF

Climate-Induced Sea Level Rise and Sustainable Coastal Management: The Influence of Existing Policy Frameworks on Risk Perception, Sustainability (2014)

This article looks at the role of existing government policies on perceptions of risk and...

 

Link

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...