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About Chad J McGuire

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 published books, book chapters, and articles on environmental topics. I work on policy issues related to oceans, 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.


Present Adjunct Faculty, School of Marine Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Present Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Chair, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Environmental Policy, Environmental Law, Sea Level Rise / Land Use Planning, and Sustainability

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Fellow
  • George Perkins Marsh Environmental Law Fellow


20022003 LL.M., University of San Diego School of Law ‐ School of Law
19972000 JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law ‐ School of Law
19941997 B.Sc., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Contact Information

Department of Public Policy
Center for Policy Analysis, Room 201
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747


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