I am a professor of environmental policy within the Department of Public Policy at
the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. I am also an attorney licensed to practice
law in California, Nevada (inactive), and Massachusetts. 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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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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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...

 

Ecosystem Management

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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...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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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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...

 

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Funding Cuts, EPA Cleanups and theToxins Left Behind, The Standard Times (2014)

America's toxic waste problem dates back 150 years to the start of the industrial revolution,...

 

Environmental Policy

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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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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...

 

Ocean Law and Policy

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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...

 

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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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...

 

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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...

 

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Environmental Decision-making in Context: A Toolbox (2012)

Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues...

 

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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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...

 

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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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...

 

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...

 

Link

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...

 

Link

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

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