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Department of Political Science
Environmental Sciences Program
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1453, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1453
Telephone: (618) 650-3852; (618) 650-3551
Email: nguehls@siue.edu

EDUCATION

Purdue University, Doctorate of Philosophy, Political Science, May 2002.
Catholic University of America, Master of Arts, Politics, December 1995.
Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Philosophy, May 1993.

ACADEMIC POSTION

Professor, Department of Political Science and Environmental Sciences Program, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Illinois, August 2016-present.

REFEREED BOOKS

The Political Theories of Risk Analysis. Dordrecht: Springer, 2004. 

Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways Through Diversity, Convergence and Complexity. 2015 Montreal, QC: McGill University Press. With Editors Lars Hallstrom and Margot Parkes

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

“Evaluating Urban Revitalization Statutes in Two Political Battleground States: A Model for the Analysis of Brownfield Justice” Pubic Works Management and Policy. Forthcoming. With Kelsey Tharp.

“The Social and Environmental Outcomes of Market Based Wetland Regulations” in Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways Through Diversity, Convergence and Complexity. 2015 Montreal, QB: McGill University Press. With Traci Lichtenberg.

“Convergence and Diversity: Integrating Encounters with Health, Ecological, and Social Concerns” In Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways Through Diversity, Convergence and Complexity. 2015). Montreal, QB: McGill University Press. With Lars K. Hallstorm and
Margot W. Parkes.

“Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study from Maritime Canada” Journal of Environmental Practice. 2012. 14:2, 143-153, With Lars K. Hallstorm.
“Understanding the Scope of Farmer Perceptions of Risk: Considering Farmer Opinions on the Use of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops as a Stakeholder Voice in Policy” Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics. 2008. 21:6, 541-558.

“The ABCs of ‘The Simpsons’ and Politics: Apathy of Citizens, Basic Government Leaders, and Collective Interests,” In Morris, Jonathan S., and Jody Baumgartner (ed). Laughing Matters: Humor and American Politics in the Media Age. 2007. New York: Routledge. With Jonathan S. Morris and Lars K. Hallstrom.

“The Role of Culture in Risk Regulations: A Comparative Study of Genetically Modified Corn in the United States of America and European Union.” 2005. Environmental Science and Policy 8:4, 327-342, With Lars K. Hallstrom.

INVITED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Book Review, William Buzbee. Fighting Westway 2014. Portland: Hart Publishing. Law and Politics Journal, American Political Science Association.

“Comparative Perspectives on Mitigation Banking and Watershed Management: Illinois and Missouri, Nova Scotia and Alberta” with Lars Hallstrom. Occasional Paper. Alberta Institute for American Studies. April 2013, 1-19.

“The Search for Sustainable Communities and Sustainable Commerce” in St. Louis Currents, St. Louis: Reedy Press, Andrew Theising and Mark Abbott, Editors. 2009.

Book Review, Haghighi, Sanam S. Energy Security: The External Legal Relations of the European Union with Major Oil and Gas Supplying Countries. 2007. Portland: Hart Publishing. Law and Politics Journal, American Political Science Association, 2008.

Forward, DeGarmo, Denise. The Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area: The Environmental and Health Legacy of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. 2006. New York: Mellen Press.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Scrutinizing Urban Revitalization Statutes in Two Swing States: A Statistical Model for the Analysis of Brownfield Justice” with Kelsey Tharp on the Environmental Justice and Diverse Communities Panel at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 2016.

“Threats to Wetlands without Federal Protections: State Reactions to Conserving Seasonal Wetlands along the Mississippi River” with Adriana E. Martinez on the Water Governance Panel at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 17, 2015.

“A Cumulative Analysis of Environmental Injustice: Incorporating Community Structure in a Regional Urban Network” with Graduate Student Vincent Giammaria on the Environmental Justice as Social Justice Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Seattle, Washington, April 17, 2014.

“A Local and Cumulative Analysis of Environmental Injustice” with Andy Theising on the Environmental Justice and Policy Panel at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 12, 2013.

“Identifying the Limiting Factors to State Wetland Programs” with Graduate Student Brittany Poletti on the Water Politics Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Portland, Oregon, March 22, 2012.

“Contrasting Mid-Western United States Wetland Policy with Western Canadian Watershed Governance” with Lars K. Hallstrom on Water Policy at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in San Antonio, Texas, March 21, 2011.

“Contrasting Wetlands Law and Policy: A Study of Theory and Practice of Watershed Regulations in Canada and the United States” with Lars Hallstrom on the Regulatory Politics and Environmental Policy Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2010.

“The Use and Misuse of Brownfield Policy” presented with Sarah Coffin on the Politics of (Sub)urban Sprawl Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 21, 2009.

“What Explains European Union Policies about the Environment and Agriculture” presented with graduate student Maria Borejza-Wysocka on the Comparative Approaches to Environmental Politics Panel at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science
Association in San Diego, California, March 22, 2008.

“Environmental Concerns and Confidence in Political Institutions” presented with Myunghee Kim on the Environmental Issues and Public Opinion panel at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 12, 2007.

“An Economic Analysis of Brownfield Making” presented on the Markets and Environmental Protection: Tensions and Synergies panel at the Western Political Science Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 8, 2007.

“Food for Thought or Seeds of Change: Rethinking the Democratic Role of Farmers in Genetically Modified (GM) Crop Adoption” presented on the Democratic Participation and Environmental Policy panel at the Western Political Science Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 17, 2006.

“A Contextual Analysis of TIF, Economic Development, and Culture” presented with Andrew Theising on the State Economic Policy panel at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2005.
“A Comparative Analysis of the Impacts of Modern Farming on Agricultural Productivity and Economic Development in NAFTA Countries” presented with graduate student Yaw Owusu for the Comparative Politics of Industrialized Democracies session at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 8, 2004.

“The Maize of Science, Policy, and Culture: Risk and Regulation of Genetically Engineered Corn in the United States of America and European Union” presented with Lars Hallstrom at the Science, Values, and Public Policy Conference in Brantford, ON, Canada, April 4, 2003.

“Culture Wars Over the Risks, Regulations, and Responsibilities in Genetic Agriculture: A Comparative Analysis of Food Biotechnology Policy in the United States and the European Union,” presented with Lars Hallstrom for the Science, Technology, and Environment division at the American Political Science Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, August 30, 2002.

“The Politics of Inclusion: A New Perspective on Environmental Risk Analysis,” presented for the Science, Technology, and Environment division at the American Political Science Association Conference in San Francisco, California, September 1, 2001.

“Challenges to the Idea of Living with the ‘Smallest Risk for the Greatest Number:’ A Critique of Risk Analysis,” presented for the Foundations of Political Theory division at the American Political Science Association Conference in San Francisco, California, September 1, 2001.

“A Feminist Critique of Civil Disobedience in America,” presented on the Feminism, Anti-Feminism, and Political Science panel at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 2001.

“Genetically Engineered Democracy: Critical Social Theories Informing Risk Communication Practices, A Case Study on Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin,” presented on the Trust panel at the Society for Risk Analysis Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 6, 2000.
“The Practice of Risk Analysis and the Theory of Social Contract,” presented on the Risk, Trust, and Experiment panel at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2000.

“The Risks of Ecological Liberalism: An Examination of Food Biotechnology Risk Analysis,” presented on the Ecological Democracy panel at the Western Social Science Association Conference in San Diego, California, April 27, 2000.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant and Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, course assignments:

Fall 2002-Spring 2016: Environmental Law; Environmental Policy; Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar I and II; Directed Readings and Thesis Hours Environmental Sciences; American Political Ideas and their Origin; Issues in American Public Policy; Introduction to Political Science; and Freshman Seminar;

Visiting Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana, course assignment for Spring 2002: Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights

Independent Instructor at Purdue University, course assignments, Fall 1997- Spring 2000: Introduction to Public Policy and Administration and Environmental Policy

SELECTIVE GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS

2014 Publication Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada with co-editors of Ecosystems, Society, and Health ($8,000)

2013 “Enhancing Hands-On Learning Experiences from Theory to Practice: Modification of ENSC 220L and Development of ENSC 250L” with Environmental Sciences Program Faculty ($11,500)

2013 Institute for Urban Research Fellow, “Qualitative Assessments of Environmental Justice Programs,” as part of Urban Scholars Program ($13,000)

2010 The Alberta Instiute for American Studies, “Comparative Perspectives on Mitigation Banking and Watershed Management: Illinois and Missouri, Novia Scotia and Alberta” ($5,600)

2009 St. Francis Xavier University Collaborative Research Grant, “Managing Watersheds - A comparative approach to regional regulatory regimes” ($5,000)

2009 Fall Sabbatical, “The use of Public Health and Community Well-Being Approaches to Wetland Conservation.” (Grant submitted in Summer of 2008 and accepted in 2009)

2008 Summer Research Fellowship “Banking on Markets for Wetland Conservation” ($4,000)

2007-2008 Institute for Urban Research Fellow, chair of “Brownfield Research Team” as part of Urban Scholars Program ($13,000)

2007 Strategic Advancement of Graduate Education, Phase II grant, “Implementing the Needs, Demands, and Skills of Environmental Science Employers” with Environmental Sciences Program Faculty ($3,229)

2007 Strategic Advancement of Graduate Education, Phase II grant, “Networking Regional Business and Alumni for Graduate Internships and Recruitment” ($2, 510)

2006 SIUE Excellence in Graduate Education Grant, “Graduate Recruitment in the Sciences” with the Environmental Sciences Program Faculty ($3,762)

2006 Summer Research Fellowship for SIUE. “The State of the Economy and the Environment: A Local Analysis of Brownfields Policymaking” ($4,000)

2006 SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant “Development of ENSC220L – a laboratory Distributive NSM course” with Environmental Sciences Program Faculty ($13,575)

2005 Summer Research Fellowship for SIUE. “Considering the Producer of Agriculture: Assessing the Opinions of Farmers Regarding Crop Biotechnology” ($3,000)

2004-2005 Institute for Urban Research Grant co-project director “A Comparative Contextual Analysis of the Effects of TIF on Economic Development in the bi-state St. Louis MSA” with Andrew Theising for 2004-2005 ($8,650)

2004 SIUE Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant co-project director “Development of Courses and Implementation of the New Minor in Environmental Sciences” with Environmental Sciences Faculty ($13,919)

Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching (4/2001)

Outstanding Independent Instructor Award in Political Science at Purdue University (4/2000)

Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Grant (6/00-8/00)

Center for Education and Research in Information, Assurance, and Security Summer Fellowship Program (6/99-8/99)

Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship for the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin (5/92-8/92)

Marquette University Scholarship Merit Award (8/89-5/93)

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Graduate Director, Environmental Sciences Program at SIUE (2014-present)
Co-Chair, Political Science Department at SIUE (2014-present)
Graduate Council, Programs Committee, Faculty Senate Representative at SIUE (2011-2014)
SIUE Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion and Tenure Guidelines Review (2008-2013)
Political Science Department Library Liaison at SIUE (2003-2008 and 2013-2015)
Illinois State Academy of Science Environmental Sciences (2007-2010)
College of Arts and Sciences Research and Projects Committee at SIUE (2007-2010)
Political Science Undergraduate Senior Assessment Coordinator at SIUE (2006-present)
Undergraduate Honors Scholars Advisor/Mentor at SIUE (2005-present)
Political Science and Environmental Sciences SIUE Faculty Search Committees (2002-present)
Environmental Sciences Student Assessment and Standards Chair at SIUE (2003- present)
Graduate Appeals Committee Delegate for School of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, (2000)
Political Science President at Catholic University Graduate Student Association, (1994-1995)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Illinois State Academy of Science, Midwest Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, and Southern Political Science Association.

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