Charles Davis

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-6803

Email: charles.davis@colostate.edu

Office: Clark B351

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor

Concentration:
  • U.S. Environmental Politics
  • Public Policy

Department: Environmental Affairs and Political Science

Biography

Charles Davis is a Professor in the Political Science Department. His research interests include energy and public lands policymaking. Recent publications have dealt with the politics of fracking and renewable energy policymaking. Courses include U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy, Theories of the Policy Process, Environmental Policy and Administration, Regulation in the Public Sector, and Introduction to State and Local Government.

Education

PhD University of Houston

Publications

"BLM, the Administrative Presidency, and Policy Shifts: Policy Tools Affecting Oil and Gas Operations." Review of Policy Research, V33, No.5 (2016).

“Renewable Energy Policymaking in the American West” (with Sandra Davis and Cassandra Koerner). Ch 5 in Zachary Smith and John Freemuth, eds., Environmental Politics and Policy in the West, 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2016.

“Substate Federalism and Fracking Policies: Does State Regulatory Authority Trump Local Land Use Autonomy?” Environmental Science & Technology V48, Issue 15 (August, 2014).

“Energy Abundance or Environmental Worries? Analyzing Public Support for Fracking in the U.S.” (with Jonathan M. Fisk). Review of Policy Research (January, 2014).

Curriculum Vitae

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Courses

U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy - Syllabus

This course deals with the formulation and implementation of environmental policy in the United State. I examine how policymakers deal with policy problems linked to energy, natural resources or pollution control within the context of competing values.

Environmental Policy and Administration - Syllabus

This course examines the relationships between institutional decisions, administrative processes and the implementation of environmental policies in the United States, using examples drawn from natural resources, energy and pollution control programs.