Master Instructor


  • Office Hours:

    12:30 - 1:30 Monday and Wednesday; 3 - 4 Friday; OR by appointment
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Master Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • American Comparative environmental policy current world problems
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • Ph.D.


Dr. Pamela Duncan received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2003 with subfields in American government comparative politics and environmental policy. She comes from inland Southern California having received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Riverside. Beginning with the re-examination of nuclear energy after the accident at Three Mile Island Dr. Duncan has been involved with several civic and advocacy organizations addressing environmental and energy issues as well as senior citizens homelessness and poverty. She has several publications with Dr. Stephen Mumme. In addition to her work at Colorado State she has taught at several colleges in southern California. Her dissertation was a comparative look at federalism in the three NAFTA party states with an emphasis on environmental authority and implications.


  • POLS 361, U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy (on campus)

    A look at the concepts, controversies, actors and policy measures associated with environmental politics in the United States. Includes discussion of values, economics, policy processes, major players in U.S. politics, and specific environmental problems and the policies addressing them.

  • POLS 361, U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy (online)

    An online version of the Environmental Politics and Policy class. Includes online discussions; the end of the class zooms in on more specific environmental cases.

  • POLS 460, Public Policy Process

    An examination of public policy and policy-making in the United States. Covers the key aspects to consider in the study of public policy; stages of the policy process; the U.S. policy context and major actors involved; various theoretical approaches to the study of public policy; mechanics of policy analysis; and substantive policy issues.