I am an interdisciplinary and applied social scientist leveraging concepts of risk to enhance the policy-relevance of conservation social science. For approximately 10 years, I was jointly appointed in the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife and School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University; now the former is my home.
I received my PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Cornell University, MA in Environment and Resource Policy from George Washington University, and BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. I am a MSU Global Research Academy Fellow, National Academies of Sciences Jefferson Science Fellow, US Department of State Embassy Science Fellow and Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader.
Fur bearer trapping in Michigan
Compliance with inland fishing rules in the Brazilian Pantanal
Rosewood logging in Madagascar
Urban bushmeat consumption in Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo
Sea turtle and spiny lobster fishing in Nicaragua
Situational crime prevention in Indonesia
Community-based policing in Vietnam
African vulture conservation