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About Eric Lindquist

Dr. Eric Lindquist came to Boise State University in 2012 as the director of the Public Policy Research Center in the School of Public Service. Prior to joining Boise State, he was on the faculty of Texas A&M University, where he served as associate director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and as an adjunct professor for the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He earned a Ph.D. in political science, a master’s degree in urban and regional science and a bachelor’s degree in geography, all at Texas A&M. Dr. Lindquist’s research interests are in public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance, and the impact of focusing events on public policy, as well as sustainability and environmental policy and science and technology policy. His most recent projects have focused on climate change policy and the use of climate science in intergovernmental decision making, as well as the public policy implications of nanotechnology, electric vehicle infrastructure, and nuclear detection technology. He has reviewed manuscripts for Policy Studies Journal, Review of Policy Research, and Regional Environmental Change, and served on the proposal reviews panel for the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.


2012 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University School of Public Service
2012 - Present Director, Boise State University Public Policy Research Center

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