Professor
Director, Public Policy Graduate Program
School of Public Policy

318 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303
Phone: (541) 737-6133
Fax: (541) 737-2289

bsteel@oregonstate.edu

Teaching

Research & Professional Interests

Vita


Brief Vita  

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Washington State University
  • M.A., Political Science, Washington State University
  • B.A., Government, Eastern Washington University

Professional Experience

  • 2015 to present, Affiliate Professor, Master of Natural Resources, Oregon State University.
  • 2005 - Visiting Professor, Environmental Resource Management, American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria.
  • 2005 to present - Affiliate Professor, Water Resources Management and Policy Graduate Program.
  • 2003 to present - Director, Public Policy Graduate Program, Oregon State University.
  • 2003 - Fulbright Scholar, Public Administration, University of Botswana, Botswana.
  • 2003 to present - Affiliate Professor, Marine Resource Management Program, Oregon State University.
  • 2001 - Professor, Political Science, Oregon State University.
  • 1998 to 2001 - Associate Professor, Political Science, Oregon State University.
  • 1998-present - Affiliate Professor, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, Oregon State University.
  • 1995 to 1998 - Director, Master of Public Affairs Program, Washington State University.
  • 1995 to 1998 - Associate Professor, Political Science, Washington State University.
  • 1995 - Visiting Professor, Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  • 1992 to 1995 - Assistant Professor, Political Science, Washington State University.
  • 1990 to 1992 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Oregon State University.
  • 1984 to 1990 - Assistant Professor, Political Science, Oakland University.

Recent Grants:

Books:

Recent ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Christopher Simon, Erika Allen Wolters, and Brent S. Steel, “Western Rebellion: Who Own’s the West?” in Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel (coed.) Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Oregon State University Press, forthcoming).
  • Erika Allen Wolters, Brent S. Steel, and Rebecca L. Warner, “The Old West, the New West and the Next West?” in Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel (coed.) Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Oregon State University Press, forthcoming).
  • Alexandra Buylova, Brent S. Steel, and Christopher A. Simon, “Public Perceptions of Energy Scarcity and Support for New Energy Technologies: A Western U.S. Case Study,” Energies 13 (2020); https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/1/238
  • Erika Allen Wolters, Brent S. Steel, and Rebecca L. Warner, “Ideology and Value Determinants of Public Support for Energy Policies in the U.S.: A Focus on Western States,” Energies 13 (2020); https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/8/1890/pdf
  • Anna Karmazina and Brent S. Steel. “Public Familiarity with Geothermal Energy on the North American West Coast." Journal of Energy and Power Technology 20 (2019); doi:10.21926/jept.1904005
  • Suman Pant, Casey Taylor and Brent S. Steel, “Policy Process Theory for Rural Policy,” in M. Vittuari, J. Devlin, M. Pagani, J.L. Stallmann, and T.G. Johnson (eds), Handbook of International Comparative Rural Policy (Routledge Press, 2020).
  • Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel, “Why Comparative Rural Policy Studies? Comparative Theory and Methods,” in M. Vittuari, J. Devlin, M. Pagani, J.L. Stallmann, and T.G. Johnson (eds), Handbook of International Comparative Rural Policy (Routledge Press, 2020).
  • Brent S. Steel, Erika Allen Wolters and Rebecca L. Warner. 2019. “Public Preferences for Food-Energy-Water Tradeoffs in the Western U.S.,” Sustainability, Vol. 1; (2019): doi:10.3390/su11195200
  • Erika Allen Wolters, Brent S. Steel and Rebecca L. Warner, “The Food-Water-Energy Nexus and Household Behavior: An Oregon Case Study,” Journal of Rural Community and Development, Vol. 14, no. 3 (2019): https://journals.brandonu.ca/jrcd/article/view/1642
  • Leanne Giordono, Hilary Boudet, Anna Karmazina, Casey Taylor and Brent S. Steel, “Opposition Overblown? Community Response to Wind Energy in the Western United States,” Energy Research and Social Science (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.05.016
  • Alexandra Buylova, Rebecca L. Warner, and Brent S. Steel, “The Oregon Context,” pp. 19-38 in E. Weber, P. Southwell, R. Clucas and M. Henkels (eds.) Oregon State and Local Politics: Innovation and Change (Oregon State University Press, 2018).
  • Abdullah Husain, Ethan Seltzer and Brent S. Steel, “Local Government,” pp. 153-172 in E. Weber, P. Southwell, R. Clucas and M. Henkels (eds.) Oregon State and Local Politics: Innovation and Change (Oregon State University Press, 2018).