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About Shannon K. Orr

Dr. Shannon Orr works in the area of environmental policy with particular attention to the tension among competing interests in the policy formation process. Her research includes the areas of national parks policy and climate change negotiations at the United Nations. She has published research in Policy Studies Journal, PS: Political Science and Politics, State and Local Government Review, American Review of Politics, Journal of Natural Resources Policy, American Journal of Evaluation, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Politics and Ethics and State Politics and Policy Quarterly among others. Much of her research is survey based and has included surveys of non-governmental organizations from 180 countries, as well as local and regional surveys such as business owners in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada).


Present Associate Professor of Political Science, Bowling Green State University Political Science

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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Ph.D. in Political Science Wayne State University: Detroit, Michigan Major Area: Public Policy Minor Areas: Comparative Politics, Public Administration Dissertation: “Organized Interests and International Climate Change Policy”
  • 1998 M.A. in Political Studies/International Development University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • 1996 B.A. (Hons.) in Political Studies Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Contact Information

Office Location: 118 Williams Hall