People

A key goal of CSTEPS is to contribute to local, national and global discussions on science, technology and environmental issues while training the next generation of researchers in the field.

CSTEPS trains doctoral, master, and undergraduate students to develop policy relevant research questions, design and execute high quality applied research, and engage with relevant stakeholders to provide empirically informed input to policy. Center graduates are exceptionally capable interdisciplinary social science researchers familiar with all aspects of the research process.  

 

faculty
Name
Expertise
Elizabeth Corley
Professor

Corley's research interests focus on environmental policy and management, environmental justice, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for local governments.

Lily Hsueh
Assoc Professor

Hsueh’s research centers on how economics and politics interact, and how markets, institutions, governments, businesses and other stakeholders play mediating roles in determining policy effectiveness and outcomes.

Lesley Michalegko
Project Manager

Lesley supports research projects and manages operations for CSTEPS. She has over ten years of experience working on policy, sustainability, and environmental protection in the public sector.

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Justin Stritch
Assoc Professor

Stritch's recent projects have examined public employee decision-making, the behavioral consequences of public service and prosocial motivations, and effects of personnel change and managerial succession in organizations.

Arizona State University, School of Public Affairs  
Eric Welch
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Eric W. Welch is a professor in the School of Public Affairs, director of the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS) at ASU.

Name
Expertise
Mattia Caldarulo
Grad Service Assistant

Mattia Caldarulo is a PhD student in the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include innovation in local governments, technology policy, and nonprofit organizations

Grad Service Assistant
Ashlee Frandell
Grad Service Assistant
Heyjie Jung
Grad Service Assistant

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.

Jared Olsen
Grad Research Assistant

PhD student: School of Public Affairs at ASU.
Research interests: Public management, citizen participation, and technology management.
Editorial Assistant: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Suyang Yu
Grad Service Assistant

Suyang Yu is a doctoral student at the School of Public Affairs,
Arizona State University. Her research areas are
environmental policy and management, organizational theory and behavior, and quantitative methods

Grad Service Assistant
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Assistant Professor
University of New Orleans

 

Assistant Professor
Rutgers University

 

 

Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Associate Professor
National Taipei University

 

 

Lecturer
Valparaiso University

 

 

Rashmi Krishnamurthy
Postdoctoral Researcher
Queen's University

 

Research interest(s):  

Myoung Jin Lee
University of Malaya

 

Sang-Eun Lee
Lecturer
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University- Hainan Campus

 

 

Marla Parker
Assistant Professor
California State - Los Angeles

 

 

Associate Research Fellow
Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

 

 

Gabel Taggert
Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming

 

Assistant Professor
Middle East Technical University

 

 

Assistant Professor
George Mason University
 

 

Co-Director, Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

 

Professor (on leave to serve at NSF)
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

 

Professor
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

 

Associate Professor
School of Governance
Utrecht University

 

Professor
Tohoku University

 

Assistant Professor
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

 

University of Hong Kong

 

CIRAD

 

Professor
School of Public Policy
Georgia Tech

 

Underwood Distinguished Professor
Department of Public Administration
Yonsei University

 

Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Director & Research Associate Professor
Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI)
UIC