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.
Corley's research interests focus on environmental policy and management, environmental justice, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for local governments.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.
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 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