Phone: (805) 756-2919
Director of the Master of Public Policy program, Elizabeth joined the Cal Poly faculty in August 2007. Elizabeth regularly teaches courses on public policy, research design, methodology, environmental policy, and leadership and management in public policy at the graduate level. Elizabeth's current research follows two tracks. First, she is interested in issues of leadership and collaboration in environmental policy. In particular, she is interested in how people share leadership and accomplish policy goals in situations where collaboration, not command, appears to be the mode of action. Second, Elizabeth has recently started a new project on hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas production.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder 2007
M.A., Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder 2003
B.A., Geology, Carleton College 2001
Assistant Professor of Political Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2007-Present
Current Research Projects:
Hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas production
How do people share leadership and accomplish policy goals in situations where collaboration, not command, appears to be the mode of action
Selected recent publications:
Lowham, E. (2012). Incentives for collaboration: State-level brownfield remediation and redevelopment programs. Chapter 1 in C. Jackson-Elmore, R.C. Hula, L.A. Reese (Eds) Reclaiming brownfields: A comparative analysis of adaptive reuse of contaminated properties. Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
Chenoweth, E. & Lowham, E. (2007). On classifying terrorism: A potential contribution of cluster analysis for academics and policy makers. Defense and Security Analysis, 23(4), 345-357.
Vogel, J. & Lowham, E. (2007). Building consensus for constructive action: A study of the perspectives on natural resource management. The Journal of Forestry, 105(1), 20-26.