Department of Political Science
316 Woodburn Hall
P.O. Box 6317
Morgantown WV 26506-6317
TEL: (304) 293-3811 ext 5285
FAX: (304) 293-8644
1998-2001 Assistant Professor, Department
of Political Science, West Virginia University.
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida.
1997 Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political
1997 Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
1996 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
1992 M.A. in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
1989 Bachelor of Arts with High Honors, University of Florida.
1989 Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Florida.
1989 Certificado em Português, University of Florida/IBEU, Rio de Janeiro
1988 Certificado en Español, University of Florida/Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Cooperation, undergraduate course, West Virginia University.
1999-2001 International Political Economy, graduate seminar, West Virginia University
1999-2000 Environmental Politics and Policy
1998-2001 Global Political Issues, undergraduate course, West Virginia University.
1998-2000 Government of Latin America, undergraduate course, West Virginia University.
1998 Natural Resource Politics, graduate seminar, University of Florida.
1997-1998 Comparative Politics, undergraduate course, University of Florida.
1997 Contemporary Problems in Latin America, undergraduate course, University of Florida.
1996 Introduction to Comparative Politics, undergraduate course, University of Pittsburgh.
1995 Introduction to Latin American Politics, undergraduate course, University of Pittsburgh.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Instituto de Desarollo Economico y Social travel grant
2000 Grant for Summer Course Preparation: College of Arts and Sciences
1997 Instituto Rio Branco Fellowship for Research in Brazil
1996-1997 Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
1995-1996 Provost's Development Fund Fellowship
1995 Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
1993-1994 IIE Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship
1993-1994 Inter-American Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
1993-1994 Institute for the Study of World Politics Dissertation Fellowship
1993 Tinker Grant for Predoctoral Research (CLAS, University of Pittsburgh)
1992 Tinker Grant for Predoctoral Research (CLAS, University of Pittsburgh)
1992-1993 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese)
1991-1992 Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
1990-1991 Mellon Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
1989 Phi Beta Kappa
PUBLICATIONS (UNDER REVIEW)
"Community Participation, the Environment and Democracy: Brazil in Comparative
Perspective," Journal of Interamerican
Studies and World Affairs
"Think Nationally, Act Nationally: Environmentalism, Citizenship and Global Cooperation" IDES, Cuadernos de Debate.
WORK IN PROGRESS
"Social Integration in Mercosur: Environment, Citizenship and Regional Cooperation"
"Support for Democratic Control of Natural Resources: National Environmental Attitudes in Peru"
2000 "Environmentalism, Citizenship and Global Cooperation: The MERCOSUR
and EU Connection," Latin American Studies
Association Congress, Miami, March 16-18.
1997 “The Environment and Democratic Political Participation in Brazil: Attitudes and Awareness in Comparative
Perspective,” Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brasilia, November 17-21.
1997 “New Perspectives on Democracy in Post-Transition Brazil,” Brazilian Studies Association Conference,
Washington D.C., November 13-15 1997.
1996 "Grassroots Organizations and Environmental Politics: Linking the Social and the Ecological in Brazil,"
Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Toronto, October 31 - November 3.
1995 "Urban Environmental Politics in Brazil: Popular Perception and Participation," Latin American Studies Association
Congress, Washington D.C., September 27-30.
1995 "Urban Environmental Politics in Brazil: Popular Perception and Participation," American Political Science Association
Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 30- September 2.
1995 "Brazilian Environmental Politics: Popular Attitudes and Participation in the Urban Periphery," Midwest Political
Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 6-8.
1994 "Social Movements, Environmental Politics and Public Policy in Urban Brazil," American Political Science
Association Annual Meeting, New York, September 1-4, 1994.
1992 "The Effects of Education and Race on Child Mortality, Metropolitan Brazil," American Sociological Association
Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, August 1992.
1989 "Replicating the Diary Method," co-authored with T. Brazill, G.Ryan and G. Shelley, presented at Sunbelt
Social Network Conference, Tampa, February 1989.
1988 "Estimating the Size of Social Networks and Hard to Count Populations," co- authored with H.R. Bernard,
E.C. Johnson, P.D. Killworth, T. Brazill and C. Rinehart, presented at Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, San
Diego, February 1988.
Instituto de Desarollo Economico y Social (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
1998 Preliminary research in Parana, Brazil on MERCOSUL and environmental policy.
1997 Research conducted on Brazilian politics in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro as part of the Instituto Rio Branco
1993-1994 Dissertation research in Brazil.
1992 Tinker Predoctoral Fellowship for Field Research in Brazil, Summer 1992.
1989 University of Florida/Instituto Brasil-Estados Language and Culture Program.
1988 University of Florida/Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan Language Program.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1997-1998 Consulting/Data Analysis on environmental politics
in Peru, United States Agency for
Development. Final Report: Public Opinion and the Environment in Peru.
1998 Teaching Fellow, Analysis of Political Variables, undergraduate course (Professor Wen Fang Tang).
1995-1997 Graduate Representative, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
1992 Computer Resource Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
1991 Teaching Assistant, Chinese Politics, University of Pittsburgh.
1989 University Task Force for International Studies, Student Representative, University of Florida.
1987-1989 Student/Research Assistant, Honors Program, University of Florida.
1987-1988 Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE
Council for International Programs, 1998-2001; Secretary 2001-2002. Professional Exchange program.
Faculty Advisor, Model Organization of American States, 1998-2001. Chair of Faculty Forum, MOAS, 2000-2001.
Short Course, "Teaching Politics Through Film," American Political Science Association, Washington DC, August 30, 2000.
Chair of session "NGOs and Sustainable Development" at the FACDIS 20th Anniversary Workshops. Lakeview, November 10, 2000.
Moderator of "Meanings and Values Associated with Forests" sponsored by Women and Diversity in Natural Resources and the Division of Forestry Graduate Student Association. Westvaco Natural Resources Center, November 29, 2000.
Participant, "What is Feminism?" a panel discussion of Third Wave Feminism.
Mountainlair, November 30, 2000.
Portuguese: Fluent reading, writing and speaking ability.
Spanish: Good reading and fair speaking ability.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Latin American Studies Association
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association