Associate Professor of Political Science
and Director Center for Risk and Crisis Management
175 S Partners Place
Silva, Carol L. B.A. University of New Mexico (Political Science) 1989; MA and PhD University of Rochester (Political Science) 1998. Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director, Center for Applied Social Research. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental politics; Science and technology policy; Contingent valuation methodology; Policy analysis; Risk analysis and assessment; Gender and risk perception; Public opinion and Survey research methodology. Most recent journal publications in Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Politics, Risk Analysis, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Social Sciences Quarterly.