Faculty & Staff
Dr. Lisa Nelson
Professor of Political Science
OFFICE HOURS: Please email
Areas of Expertise
Environmental sustainability, with attention to citizen participation, intergovernmental and intersectoral agreements and management, and creative leadership training through Social Artistry
Dr. Nelson teaches in the undergraduate and MPA program, and for the Center for Regenerative Studies. She teaches courses in American and California government, public administration and public policy, and environmental sustainability for local government.
PhD and MA, Arizona State University
BA, Brown University
U.S. and California constitutions and political philosophies of their framers; intergovernmental relations; political institutions and processes; rights and obligations of citizens. Meets state graduation requirement in U.S. Constitution and Government and U.S. Ideals and Institutions.
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance.
Nelson, L. 2001. "Environmental Networks: Relying on Process or Outcome for Motivation." in M. Mandell, Getting Results Through Collaboration, Westport, CT: Quorum Books. (Link)
Nelson, L. 2001. "Community Sustainability and Land Use." Public Administration Review, 61(6): 741-746. (Link)