Affiliated Graduate Faculty

While we encourage our graduate students to work with faculty in many disciplines across the campus, graduate courses and independent studies offered by these affiliated graduate faculty count as Politics courses for purposes of our PhD program requirements. Moreover, affiliated graduate faculty can be considered as Politics members of a QE or thesis committee, excluding the role of chair.

Sheldon Kamieniecki
  • Title
    • Dean Emeritus, Division of Social Sciences
    • Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies Department
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Social Sciences Division
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Politics Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2919
  • Email
  • Office Location Social Sciences
  • Office Hours None
  • Mail Stop Division Of Social Sciences
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Electoral Politics, Environmental Policy, Political Science

Summary of Expertise

Environmental politics and policy at the local, state, national, and international level.

Sorry, due to my role as Dean, I am NOT available for major declarations

Research Interests

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

The Manipulation of Scientific Findings in Politics and Public Policymaking


EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Co-Editor (with Michael E. Kraft), Book Series, American and Comparative Environmental Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1997-present

Policy Studies Journal, Editorial Board, 1997-2003

Editor, Book Series, International Environmental Policy and Theory, State University of New York Press, 1991-1997

Biography, Education and Training

BIOGRAPHY

Sheldon Kamieniecki was Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz between 2006 and 2017. Before that, from 1981 to 2006, he was a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC). He was Chair of the Political Science Department and the founding Director of the Environmental Studies Program at USC. He received the Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Senior Faculty in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC in 1999. His area of research and interest include environmental politics and policy at the local, state, national, and international level.

EMPLOYMENT

Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006-2017

Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006-2017

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1993-2006

Affiliated Professor, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California, 2002-2006

Visiting Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001-2002

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1986-1993

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, 1981-1986

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, California State University at San Bernardino, 1978-1981

EDUCATION

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Political Science

M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Political Science

B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo (magna cum laude), Major: Political Science

Honors, Awards and Grants

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017                  Establishment of an endowed lecture series by the University of California, Santa Cruz, The Kamieniecki Lecture in U.S. Environmental Policy

2009-2010         President, Public Policy Section, American Political Science Association

2005                  Recipient of the Water Quality Award for Research Excellence presented by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality               Control Board

Control Board

 2002-2003         Member, Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee, Bureau of Automotive Repair, California Department of Consumer Affairs, appointed by California Governor Gray Davis

 1999                                           Raubenheimer Award for Outstanding Senior Faculty, College of

Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California

 1998-1999         Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, University of Southern California

 1998                  Selected Member, Skull and Dagger Honor Society, University of

                          Southern California

 1995                  Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society, Faculty of the Month Award, University of Southern California

 1994                  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Statewide Energy Consortium Project Award

 1993-1995         Elected Council Member, Policy Studies Section, American Political Science Association

 1992-2006         Associate Member, Center for International Studies, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

 1990                 University Associates Award for Outstanding Teacher, University of Southern California

 1986                  Honorary Research Fellowship, University of Exeter, England (Declined)

 1985-1986          Award for Outstanding Teacher, Division of Social Sciences and Communication, University of Southern California

Summer, 1985    Visiting Scholar, Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration, 
Columbia University

Summer, 1982    Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, University of Southern California

Summer, 1978    Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State   University of New York at Buffalo

Spring, 1978       Argonne National Laboratory Grant, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

1977-1978          Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

1976-1977          Ford Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center, State University of New York at Buffalo

Summers,           Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Environmental Studies Center,

1976, 1977         State University of New York at Buffalo

Grants

 

 

Co-Principal Investigator, “Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program,” National Science Foundation, 2009-2013, $750,000.

Principal Investigator, “American Business and Environmental Policy:  The Battle to Control the Government’s Agenda,” James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, USC, 2002-2003, $24,868.

Principal Investigator, "New Research Design Awards for a More Sustainable Los Angeles Region," John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, 1999-2001, $50,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, "Urban Environmental Sustainability:  A Multidisciplinary Doctoral Education Program," National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program, 1998-2003, $2.7 million.

 

Selected Publications

  • Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft, editors, Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 1-764.
  • Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, editors, Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2007, pp. 3-358.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way? Stanford University Press, 2006, pp.1-327. Recipient of the Lynton K. Caldwell Prize for the best book in environmental politics and policy published in 2004-2006, Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics, American Political Science Association, 2007.
  • Steven Cohen, Sheldon Kamieniecki, and Matthew A. Cahn, Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation: A Policy Approach That Works, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2005, pp. 1-316.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, George A. Gonzalez, and Robert O. Vos, editors, Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability, State University of New York Press, 1997, pp, 1-367. Recipient of the Lynton K. Caldwell Prize for the best book in environmental politics and policy published in 1995-1997, Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics, American Political Science Association, 1998.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, editor, Environmental Politics in the International Arena: Movements, Parties, Organizations, and Policy, State University of New York Press, 1993, pp. 1-291. This was the last book published in Professor Lester W. Milbrath's book series, Environmental Public Policy.
  • Steven Cohen and Sheldon Kamieniecki, Environmental Regulation through Strategic Planning, Westview Press, 1991, pp. 1-194.
  • Harlan Hahn and Sheldon Kamieniecki, Referendum Voting: Social Status and Policy Preferences, Greenwood Press, 1987, pp. 1-170.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, Robert O'Brien, and Michael Clarke, editors, Controversies in Environmental Policy, State University of New York Press, 1986, pp. 1-322.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, Party Identification, Political Behavior, and the American Electorate, Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 1-228. Received Honorable Mention in the Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Program, USC, 1986.
  • Sheldon Kamieniecki, Public Representation in Environmental Policymaking: The Case of Water Quality Management, Westview Press, 1980, pp. i-xi, 1-131.

Teaching Interests

Sorry, due to my role as Dean, I am NOT available for major declarations