Rob DeLeo

  • Associate Professor, Global Studies
  • Ph.D. Northeastern University
  • M.P.A. Northeastern University
  • B.A. Framingham State University

Teaching Interests

Public Policymaking; Hazards and Disasters Policy; State and Local Government; Community-Based Research

Research Interests

Public Policy; Problem Definition and Agenda Setting; Disasters and Hazards Policymaking

Bio

Rob A. DeLeo is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Bentley University. His research focuses on preparedness policymaking. His most recent book, Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult, examines the dynamics of policy change in anticipation of emergent hazards, like novel diseases and other types of slow onset events. His work has also appeared in Policy Studies Journal, Policy & Politics, Publius, Natural Hazards Review as well as various other other peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Rob is a founding member of the Risk & Social Policy Working Group, which is an interdisciplinary team of scholars examining the relationship between risk messaging and individual behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Memberships

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
  • American Political Science Association
  • Policy Studies Organization
  • International Political Science Association
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2021, Theodore Lowi Award for the Best Article Published in Policy Studies Journal, American Policy Science Association
  • 2020, Visiting Fellow, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • 2019, Humanities Seminar Research Fellowship, Bentley University Valente Center
  • 2018, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Bentley University
  • 2018, Gregory J. Hall Award for Excellence in Honors Capstone Advising, Bentley University
  • 2016, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2015, Humanities Seminar Research Fellowship, Bentley University Valente Center
  • 2014, Humanities Seminar Research Fellowship, Bentley University Valente Center
  • 2013, Faculty Member of the Year Nominee, Bentley University Falcon Awards
  • 2013, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Framingham State University
  • 2012, Faculty Member of the Year Nominee, Bentley University Falcon Awards
  • 2009, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Northeastern University
  • 2009, Comprehensive Examinations Completed with Distinction, Northeastern University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Birkland, T., Taylor, K., Crow, D., DeLeo, R. (2021). Governing in a Polarized Era: Federalism and the Response of U.S. State and Federal Governments to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Publius, (51) 4 650-672. (Link)
  • Koebele, E., Dickinson, K., Hartigan, D. B., Neuberger, L., DeLeo, R., Shanahan, E., Robert, J. (2021). Perceptions of Efficacy are Key Determinants of Mask-Wearing Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Natural Hazards Review, (22) 3 (Link)
  • DeLeo, R., Taylor, K., Birkland, T., Crow, D. (2021). During Disaster: Refining the Concept of Focusing Events to Better Explain Long Duration Crises. International Review of Public Policy, (3) 1 (Link)
  • DeLeo, R., Duarte, A. (2021). Does Data Drive Policymaking? A Multiple Streams Perspective on the Relationship Between Indicators and Agenda Setting.. Policy Studies Journal. (Link)
  • Anderson, S., DeLeo, R., O'Donovan, K. (2020). Policy Entrepreneurs, Legislators, and Agenda Setting: Information and Influence. Policy Studies Journal, (48) 3 587-611. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2018). Indicators, Agendas and Streams: Analysing the Politics of Preparedness. Policy & Politics, (46) 1 27-45. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R., Donnelly, K. (2017). Remodeling the Model: Policy Transfer and the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. Polity, (49) 1 5-41. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2017). Anticipatory policymaking in global venues: Policy change, adaptation, and the UNFCCC. Futures. 92 39-47. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). Time and the Management of Policy Conflict: Issues, Actors and Institutions in the Boston Biolaboratory Controversy. Critical Policy Studies, (10) 1 (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2014). Democratizing Public Health: Citizen Empowerment Through the Biothriller Genre. Catalyst, (4) 1 (Link)
  • DeLeo, R., Bosso, C., Kay, W. (2011). Reinventing Oversight in the 21st Century: The Question of Capacity. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, (13) 4 (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2010). Anticipatory-Conjectural Policy Problems: A Case Study of Avian Influenza. Risk, Hazards, & Crisis in Public Policy, (1) 1 (Link)

    Books


  • DeLeo, R. (2015). Anticipatory Policymaking: When Government Acts to Prevent Problems and Why It Is So Difficult. Routledge

  • Book Chapters


  • Mulligan, T., Taylor, K., DeLeo, R. (2019). Politics and Policies for Managing Natural Hazards In Susan L. Cutter, (Eds.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2018). Political Sciences Perspectives on Disaster Ethics In Dónal P. O’Mathúna, Vilius Dranseika and Bert Gordijn, (Eds.) Disaster Ethics: Basic Concepts and Normative Theories. New York: Springer (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2018). Agenda Setting on Natural Hazards Issues In Susan L. Cutter, (Eds.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2014). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: A Policy Perspective In Thomas R. Oliver, (Eds.) Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press

  • Book Reviews


  • DeLeo, R. (2014). [Review of the book Review of How Change Happens—Or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy ]. Political Science Quarterly, (129) 4 (Link)

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Williams, C. B.Gulati, G. J.DeLeo, R. (2013). The Dissemination of Social Media to Campaigns for State Legislature: The 2012 New England Case , (American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting)

  • Other(s)


  • DeLeo, R., Birkland, T., Dickinson, K., Taylor, K., Neuberger, L., Albright, E., Koebele, E., Welton-Mitchell, C., Shanahan, E., Roberts, J., Crow, D. (2021). COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Technical Report. (Link)
  • Albright, E., Hartigan, D. B., Birkland, T., Crow, D., DeLeo, R., Dickinson, K., Roberts, J., Koebele, E., Neuberger, L., Shanahan, E., Welton-Mitchell, C., Taylor, K. (2020). How Promising is the Vaccine News if People Won't Take It?Newsweek. (Link)
  • Albright, E., Banacos, N., Hartigan, D. B., DeLeo, R., Dickinson, K., Neuberger, L., Koebele, E., Welton-Mitchell, C., Birkland, T., Taylor, K., Crow, D., Shanahan, E., Roberts, J. (2020). COVID-19 Survey Technical ReportsRisk & Social Policy Working Group. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2019). Climate change bills: It's not either/orCommonwealth. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2017). Massachusetts House should act on climate changeCommonwealth. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2017). Numbers Matter…Sometimes: Revisiting the Connection Between Indicators and Policy Maker AttentionDiscover Society. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). Why Boston’s Mayor Alone Can’t Save the City From FloodingNext City. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). Unprepared: We need a permanent emergency health fund to fight ZikaUS News & World Report. (Link)
  • DeLeo, R., Donnelly, K. (2009). Expanding Health Care Access to Rhode Island's Low-Income Uninsured: A Review of Public and Private Initiatives Aimed at Insuring Vulnerable PopulationNortheastern University, Community-Based Research Initiative.
  • DeLeo, R. (2009). Fighting Homelessness in Massachusetts: A Cross-Agency Analysis of the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition ProgramNortheastern University, Community-Based Research Initiative.
  • Presentations

  • DeLeo, R., Taylor, K., Birkland, T. (2021). “Disaster, Crisis and Shock: A Meta-Analysis of Focusing Events in Public Policy In Event: Advances in Theories of the Policy Process” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington
  • DeLeo, R., Arthur, G., Crow, D., Koebele, E., Osman, E., McGovern, S., Minkowitz, H., Taylor, K., Shanahan, E., Welton-Mitchell, C. (2021). “Memorable Messages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessing the Relationship between Narratives, Affect and Risk Perception on Mitigation Behaviors” Presented at theMidwestern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting
  • DeLeo, R., Birkland, T., Taylor, K. (2021). “COVID-19 and the United States Policy Style” Presented at theWorkshop on Policy Styles Virtual
  • DeLeo, R., Anderson, S., Taylor, K. (2021). “Legislators Do Not Harness Voter Support for Preparedness” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington
  • DeLeo, R. (2021). “Assessing the Drivers of State COVID-19 Policy Across Time and Space” Presented at theInterdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science's Annual Meeting Virtual
  • DeLeo, R., Koebele, E., Birkland, T., Albright, E., Crow, D., Zhang, M., Minkowitz, H. (2021). “Understanding U.S. COVID-19 Policy Responses Across States Over Time In Event: Plural Approaches to Understanding COVID-19 Response” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington
  • DeLeo, R. (2021). “Public Policy and the Politics of Disaster: New Directions, New Research” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington
  • Andrews, B. J., Choi, S., Eijmberts, J. P., Ledley, F. D., Cleary, E., Thomas, S., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Stuckey, J. K., Davi, W., DeLeo, R., Moriarty, J., Gainsborough, J. F., Gentry, W., , C. R. (2020). “How Taxes Shape Lives” Presented at the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences Convener, Bentley Humanities Seminar Bentley University
  • DeLeo, R., Albright, E., Koebele, E., Roberts, J., Dickinson, K., Roberts, J., Hartigan, D. B. (2020). “Perceptions of Efficacy are Key Determinants of Mask-Wearing Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Virtual
  • DeLeo, R., Duarte, A. (2019). “Indicators and Agenda Setting: An Analysis of the Politicization of Information in the Substance Use Disorder Policy Domain” Presented at theInternational Conference on Public Policy Montreal, Canada
  • DeLeo, R., Anderson, S., Taylor, K. (2019). “Policy Entrepreneurship and Agenda Change” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Washington, D.C.
  • DeLeo, R. (2018). “Reactive Voting and Hazard Mitigation Policy” Presented at theLincoln Institute for Land Use Policy's Capital Planning Conference Stow, Massachusetts
  • Anderson, S., DeLeo, R., O'Donovan, K. (2018). “Information and the Influence of Policy Entrepreneurs” Presented at theMidwestern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois
  • DeLeo, R. (2018). “Indicators and Agenda Setting: An Analysis of the Politicization of Information in the Substance Abuse Policy Domain” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Anderson, S., DeLeo, R., O'Donovan, K. (2018). “Policy Entrepreneurs and Disaster Policy: Testing the Influence of Entrepreneurs on Lawmakers” Presented at theSouthern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Anderson, S., DeLeo, R., O'Donovan, K. (2018). “An Empirical Analysis of Entrepreneurs and Agenda Setting” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anderson, S., DeLeo, R., O'Donovan, K. (2017). “Overcoming Legislative Myopia” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting San Francisco, California
  • DeLeo, R. (2017). “Indicators and the Policymaking Process” Presented at theWorkshop on the Multiple Stream Approach Prague, Czech Republic
  • DeLeo, R. (2017). “Analogical Reasoning Across Time and Space: Does Context Matter?” Presented at theSouthern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting New Orleans, Louisiana
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). “Preparedness for Natural Hazards” Presented at the University of Colorado Boulder Natural Hazards Center 41st Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop Broomfield, Colorado
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). “The Politics of Preparedness: Indicators, Agenda Setting, and Policy Change” Presented at the Policy & Politics Workshop on Ambiguity, Crisis, and the Multiple Streams Approach Raleigh, North Carolina
  • DeLeo, R., McDonald, S. M. (2016). “Another Way to Nudge: Capacity Building Through the Targeted Use of Nodality Instruments” Presented at theMidwestern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). “Before Disaster: A Narrative Policy Analysis of the Rhetoric of Preparedness” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). “Indicators and Agenda Setting” Presented at the Bentley University 2016 Research Colloquium Waltham, Massachusetts
  • DeLeo, R. (2016). “Analogies and Agenda Setting: Does Context Matter?” Presented at theNortheastern Political Science Association's Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts
  • DeLeo, R. (2015). “Toward an Anticipatory Policy Type: The Political Dynamics of Proactive Policy Change” Presented at the UNESCO First Annual International Conference on Anticipation Trento, Italy
  • Williams, C., DeLeo, R., Gulati, J. (2014). “Social Media Adoption by Campaigns for State Legislature: The 2012 New England Case,”” Presented at theMidwestern Political Science Association Chicago, Illinois
  • DeLeo, R. (2013). “Boundary Spanning Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Preparedness Policymaking in the Public Health, Natural Disaster, and Terrorism Domain” Presented at theCelebratory Comparative Policy Analysis Conference Leuven, Belgium
  • DeLeo, R. (2013). “Issue Framing, Risk Perception, and Public Policy: The Boston University Infectious Disease Laboratory” Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies Boston, Massachusetts
  • Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J., DeLeo, R. (2013). “The Dissemination of Social Media to Campaigns for State Legislature: The 2012 New England Case” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois
  • DeLeo, R. (2013). “Are We Ready Yet?: Measuring Preparedness in the Pandemic Policy Domain” Presented at theInternational Conference on Public Policy Grenoble, France
  • DeLeo, R. (2013). “Setting the Preparedness Agenda: Indicators, Spillover Events, and the Politics of Pandemics” Presented at theInternational Conference on Public Policy Grenoble, France
  • DeLeo, R. (2012). “An Ounce of Prevention: Policymaking, Problem Indicators, and Time” Presented at the International Political Science Association XXII World Congress of Political Science Madrid, Spain
  • DeLeo, R., Hedlund, R., Hedlund, D., Larson, C. (2012). “Taking Chances in Making Legislative Requests: A Four State Comparison” Presented at theWestern Political Science Association 2012 Annual Meeting Portland, Oregon
  • DeLeo, R., Hedlund, R., Hedlund, D. (2011). “Committee Requests and Assignments: The Roles of Risk Taking In Assignment Success” Presented at theWestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas
  • DeLeo, R., Hedlund, R., Hedlund, D., Larson, C. (2011). “Gaining Requested Committees in a State Legislature: The Effects of Prior Legislative Servic” Presented at theNortheastern Political Science Association 43rd Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DeLeo, R., Rochefort, D. (2011). “One of these Things Is Like the Other: Five Types of Public Policy Analogy and their Relevance in the Emerging Nanotechnology Debate” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association Annual Meeting Hartford, Connecticut
  • DeLeo, R., Hedlund, R., Hedlund, D. (2011). “Reading the Tea Leaves: Legislative Risk Taking During the Committee Request and Assignment Process” Presented at the11th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • DeLeo, R. (2010). “Establishing a Safe Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate in Massachusetts” Presented at the Northeastern University Environmental Policy in Massachusetts: Promoting Safe Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty Nanotechnology & Society Research Group
  • DeLeo, R., Hedlund, R. (2010). “The Impact of Situational Factors on Committee Request and Assignment Behavior: Does Context Matter?” Presented at theNortheastern Political Science Association 42nd Annual Meeting Boston, Massachusetts
  • DeLeo, R. (2010). “Governance and Uncertainty: A Meta-Analysis With Applications to the Health and Environmental Impacts of Nano-Technology” Presented at theThird Biennial Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research Standing Group on Regulatory Governance on Regulation in an Age of Crisis Dublin, Ireland
  • DeLeo, R. (2010). “Committee Requests and Committee Assignments: Do Members Get What They Want?” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association Annual Meeting Newport, Rhode Island
  • DeLeo, R. (2010). “Governing an Emerging Technology: Anticipatory Policymaking and Nanotechnology” Presented at theNortheastern University 2010 Research Expo Boston, Massachusetts
  • DeLeo, R. (2009). “Anticipatory-Conjectural Policy Problems: The Case of Avian Influenza” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association Annual Meeting Portland, Maine
  • DeLeo, R., Donnelly, K. (2009). “Designing and Implementing Community-based Research Courses” Presented at theNational Community-based Research Networking Initiative Grantee Conference Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • DeLeo, R. (2008). “Measuring the Substance Abuse Continuum of Care” Presented at the Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities Annual Healthy Communities Conference Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Major/Minor Coordinator for Public Policy Program for Major/Minor Coordinator for Public Policy Program 2017 - Present
  • Coordinator for The Washington Center Program for The Washington Center Program 2017 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Assurance of Learning Committee 2016 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Department of Global Studies State and Local Government (GLS 105) 2014 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Department of Global Studies Faculty Search Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Department of Global Studies Faculty Search Committee 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Pi Sigma Alpha Event Planning Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Department of Global Studies Internship Committee 2014 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Department of Global Studies Website Committee 2014 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Student Activities Planning Committee 2011 - 2012
  • University Service


  • Guest Speaker for Science, Technology, and Society Class 2021 - Present
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Valente Center Panel on the Future of Food 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Bentley University Strategic Planning Committee 2021 - Present
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Learning and Teaching Council Colloquium 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Bentley University Research Council 2019 - Present
  • Board Member for Bentley University Health Thought Leadership Network Governance Board 2015 - Present
  • Board Member for Bentley University Center for the Integration of Science and Industry 2013 - Present
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Humanities Research Seminar on Risk Communication 2020 - 2021
  • Task Force Member for Bentley University Reopening Task Force 2020 - 2021
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Alumni Panel on Coronavirus Vaccine Hesitancy 2020 - 2020
  • Associate Director for Bentley University Honors Program 2018 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Alumni Panel on the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 - 2020
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Bentley University Research Council Panel on Disseminating Research 2020 - 2020
  • Program Organizer for Bentley University Spark Session on Signature Work 2019 - 2019
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Bentley University Research Council Panel on Measuring Research Impact 2019 - 2019
  • Faculty Representative for Bentley University Valente Center Advisory Board 2013 - 2019
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Health Thought Leadership Network Course 2019 - 2019
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Alumni Weekend Panel on Politics and Public Policy - 2018
  • Committee Member for Arts & Sciences Dean Search Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Panel on Public Policy and the Trump Administration - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Data Analytics Research Team (DART) - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for International Film Series - 2017
  • Committee Member for Department of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty Search Committee 2016 - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Panel on Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts - 2016
  • Faculty Sponsor for Fall 2015 Valente Center Visiting Scholars Program 2015 - 2015
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Panel Discussion on the Future of Health Care - 2015
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Panel on the Ebola Outbreak - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Panel on Affordable Care Act Implementation - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University 2012 Presidential Election "Crystal Ball" Panel - 2012
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Book for Routledge Press 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for American Political Science Association's “Frontiers in Disaster Research ” panel 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Science Foundation 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Track Chair for American Political Science Association's Science Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) Section 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Political Science Association's “Massachusetts Politics ” panel 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy & Politics 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Environmental Politics 2020 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Politics & Policy 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for European Political Science Review 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal 2020 - 2020
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for American Political Science Association's “Disasters and Crisis Research” panel - 2020
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Science Foundation 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Don K. Price Award for the Best Book on Science, Technology, and Politics 2020 - 2020
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for University of Manchester Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Book for Purdue University Press 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for National Science Foundation 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal 2019 - 2019
  • Chairperson for Virginia Walsh Award Committee for the Best Dissertation in Environmental Politics, Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section, American Political Science Association 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of European Public Policy 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for American Politics Research 2019 - 2019
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Southern Political Science Association's panel on "The Legacy of Thomas Birkland's After Disaster" 2019 - 2019
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for American Political Science Association's “Frontiers of Disasters and Crisis Research” panel - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for European Policy Analysis 2018 - 2018
  • Chairperson for Caldwell Award Committee for Best Book in Environmental Politics, Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section, American Political Science Association 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 2018 - 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for International Public Policy Association's "Disasters and Public Policy" workshop - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy Studies Journal 2018 - 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Southern Political Science Association's "Disaster Resilience and Recovery" panel - 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Southern Political Science Association's “Conference-Within-A-Conference” Workshop on Disasters and Public Policy 2017 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy & Society 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Caldwell Award Committee for Best Book in Environmental Politics, Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section, American Political Science Association 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Political Marketing 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy & Politics 2017 - 2017
  • American Political Science Association Disasters and Crises Standing Group 2015 - 2017
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Midwestern Political Science Association's "Response and Recovery Efforts for Disasters at the State and Local Level" panel - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Politics and Governance 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy 2016 - 2017
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Northeastern Political Science Association's Panel on "Risk and Hazards Governance" 2016 - 2016
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Disasters 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Disasters 2014 - 2014
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Celebratory Comparative Policy Analysis Conference's "Policy Dialogue and Diffusion" Panel 2013 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Political Marketing 2013 - 2013
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting's "Political Language, Agenda Setting, and the Evolution of Policy Issues" Panel 2012 - 2012
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting's "Policy Developments in the Northeast" Panel 2011 - 2011