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About Robert S. Wood

I am most interested in empirically testing arguments from theories of the policy processes in a variety of substantive policy settings. My previous work in this area has favored Punctuated Equilibrium, and has focused on public lands management policy, tobacco policy, building code regulation, and seismic regulation. Currently, I have projects underway that focus on US energy policy, higher education policy, and US border protection policy from the street-level bureaucracy perspective. I also study state/local policy choices in North Dakota. Projects thus far have included economic development, technology, and privatization.


Present Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Dakota
Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization

Research Interests

Education policy, Environmental policy, and Policy process theory

Contact Information

265 Gamble Hall, 293 Centennial Drive Stop 8379
Grand Forks, ND 58202