Assistant Professor

338 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, US
97331-2502
Phone: 541-737-1421

Erika.Wolters@oregonstate.edu

Teaching

  • PS 575 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • PS 570 Global Food Politics and Policy
  • PS 555 The Politics of Climate Change
  • PS 576 Science and Politics

Research Interests

  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Sustainability: water, energy, food, transportation and consumerism
  • Science and Policy

Curriculum Vitae

 


Brief Vita

Education

  • PhD, Environmental Science, Oregon State University, 2012
  • MA, Environmental Studies, Politics and Policy, California State University Sacramento, 2000
  • BA, Political Science, University of California Davis, 1995

Professional Experience

  • 2015-Present, Director, OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory (OPAL), Oregon State University, School of Public Policy
  • 2012-Present, Faculty, Oregon State University, School of Public Policy, Political Science Department
  • 2009-Present, Political Science Ecampus Coordinator, Oregon State University, School of Public Policy, Political Science Department
  • 2000-2002, Northern California Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000-2004, Adjunct Professor, Folsom Lake College, Department of Political Science

Select Publications

Books
  • Wolters, E.A. and Steel, B.S. When Ideology Trumps Science: Why We Question the Experts on Everything from Climate Change to Vaccinations (Praeger Publishers, 2018)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  • Wolters, E.A., Steel, B.S., Weston, D., and Brunson, M. (2017). "Determinants of residential Firewise behaviors in Central Oregon." The Social Science Journal, vol.54(2): 168-178.
  •  Wolters, E.A., Steel, B.S., Lach, D., and Kloepfer, D. (2016). "What is the best available science? A comparison of marine scientists, managers, and interest groups in the United States." Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 122: 95-102.
  •  Wolters, E.A., and Steel, B.S. (2016). "Sustainable Futures: Healthy lifestyles, obesity, and access to food in U.S. counties 2012." Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, vol. 8: 73-80.
  •  Wolters, E.A. & Steel, B.S. (2015). “Cheatgrass Empire: Lands as a Contested Resource,” Dennis Judd and Stephanie Witt, eds. Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude: Urbanization and Cultural Conflict in the Great Basin. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press.
  •  Wolters, E.A. & Hubbard, M. (2014).  "Oregon Water: Assessing differences between the ‘Old’ versus ‘New’ Wests."  Social Science Journal, Vol. 51(2), 260-267.
  •  Wolters, E.A. (2014). "Attitude – Behavior Consistency in Household Water Consumption: An Oregon Case Study." Social Science Journal, Vol. 51(3), 455-463.
  •  Wolters, E.A. (2014). “Presidential Science Policy Advisor,” in Brent S. Steel, ed., Issues and Controversies in Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies.  New York, NY: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Wolters, E.A. (2014). “Antibiotics and Livestock,” in Brent S. Steel, ed., Issues and Controversies in Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies.  New York, NY: Congressional Quarterly Press.
Publications Under Review
  • Wolters, E.A., Steel, B.S., Warner, R.L. “The Food-Water-Energy Nexus and Household Behaviors: An Oregon Case Study” (under review).
  •  Sokolovska, I., Wolters, E.A., Steel, B.S. (2017) “Science at the vaccine decision making table: The rise of anti-vaccination beliefs.” Academic Solutions. Brighton, MI: ABC-CLIO.
  •  Wolters, E.A., and Steel, B.S. “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 (forthcoming).
 Publications Under Contract
  • Steel, B.S., and Wolters, E.A. (eds) The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands. OSU Press and Open OSU (forthcoming)
  • Jones, M.D., Wolters, E.A., and Duvall, K. “Framing Climate Change” WIREs Climate Change.