Associate Professor and Associate Director
Political Science Program
Director, MAIS Program
School of Public Policy

336 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303
Phone: (541) 737-6281
Fax: (541) 737-2289

Teaching Resources

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Latin American Politics
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Vita


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • B.A., Political Science, University of New Mexico, 1988

Professional Experience at Oregon State University

  • 2008-Present, Assistant Professor, (Tenure-track appointment), Political Science
  • 2006-Present, Director, MAIS Program
  • 2002-2010, Internship Director, Political Science
  • 2001-2008, Assistant Professor (Fixed-term, non tenure-track appointment), Political Science

Non-Academic Experience

  • 2001-2010, Consultant, Think Energy, Inc.
  • 2000-2001, Advisor on Trade and Environment, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 1998-2000, Special Assistant, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Select Publications

  • "Ethanol." From: Steel, ed., Issues and Controversies in Science and Politics, CQ Press, Forthcoming 2014.
  • Wang and Bernell, "Environmental Disclosure in China: The Case of the Green Securities Policy," Journal of Environment and Development, December 2013.
  • Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba, Routledge, 2011.
  • Readings in American Foreign Policy, Longman Publishers, 2008.
  • “Candidates Need to Address Issue of Indebtedness,” Statesman Journal, March 2008.
  • “Risking a Green Power Outage,” Public Utilities Fortnightly, October 2005.
  • Oregon Scenic Waterways:  A Review and Assessment,” A Report for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 2002.
  • “The Curious Case of Cuba in American Foreign Policy,” Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Summer 1994.