Univ Distinguished Professor
bsteel@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-6133

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Bexell Hall 310

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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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

  • 2023 - Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Healthy People and Planet, University of Victoria.
  • 2022 to present - University Distinguished Professor in Public Policy, Oregon State University. 
  • 2005 - Visiting Professor, Environmental Resource Management, American University in Bulgaria.
  • 2003 to 2023 - Director, Public Policy Graduate Program, Oregon State University.
  • 2003 - Fulbright Scholar, Public Administration, University of Botswana.
  • 2001 - Professor - Political Science, Oregon State University.
  • 1998 to 2001 - Associate Professor, Political Science, 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.

SELECTED RECENT GRANTS:

BOOKS:

SELECTED RECENT ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • Brent S. Steel, Nicholas P. Lovrich and John C. Pierce, “Cultural Theory, Wildfire Information Source, and Agency Public Trust: A Central Oregon Case Study,” Environmental Management, November, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-023-01909-7

  • Muhammad Usman Amin Siddiqi, Brent S. Steel, Erika Allen Wolters, "Situational and Trans-situational Correlates of Public Energy Literacy: A Western Case Study,” Current Alternative Energy 5(2022): 23-38.

  • Alexandra Buylova, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel, “Public Climate Change Beliefs and Support for Wave Energy in the Pacific Coast Collaborative: The Case of British Columbia and the U.S. Pacific Coast States,” Chapter 4 in S.A. Lund ed., Canada: Past, Present and Future Perspectives. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2020.

  • Erika Allen Wolters, Brent S. Steel, and Rebecca L. Warner, “The Old West, the New West and the Next West?” Chapter 16 in Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel (coed.) Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Oregon State University Press, 2020).

  • Christopher Simon, Erika Allen Wolters, and Brent S. Steel, “Western Rebellion: Who Own’s the West?” Chapter 15 in Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel (coed.) Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands (Oregon State University Press, 2020).

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 Trade-offs in the Western U.S.,” Sustainability (2019).

  • 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 (2019)

  • 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). 

  • Alexandra Buylova, Rebecca L. Warner, and Brent S. Steel, “The Oregon Context,” 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,” in E. Weber, P. Southwell, R. Clucas and M. Henkels (eds.) Oregon State and Local Politics: Innovation and Change (Oregon State University Press, 2018).

 

Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Research/Career Interests: 

Policy Areas: International and comparative environmental policy, comparative rural policy, science and scientists in the policy process, energy policy, sustainable state and local governance.

PhD: Washington State University

My Publications

2013

Book Chapter

Kneis, Philipp, and Brent S Steel. Evolution. Issues And Controversies In Science And Politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2013. Print. Issues And Controversies In Science And Politics.

2007

Journal Article

Henderson, Sarah L, Brent S Steel, and Rebecca L Warner. Ngos And The Development Of Civil Society In Bulgaria And The U.s.: A Comparative Analysis. Innovation: The European Journal for Social Science Research 20 (2007): 35-52. Print. Innovation: The European Journal For Social Science Research.

2006

Journal Article

PhD Faculty
MPP Core Faculty
MPP Faculty
SPP Concentration: 
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
International Policy
Law, Crime and Policy
Rural Policy
Social Policy
SPP Program: 
Political Science