UMass Amherst Department of Political Science
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John A. Hird

Interim Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
230 Draper Hall / 414 Thompson Hall
Office Hours: by appointment
Email: jhird@sbs.umass.edu
Phone: (413) 545-7187

My research interests include policy expertise and advising, the use of science and technical information in policymaking, policy analysis, and environmental policy.

Interests:

My research interests include policy expertise and advising, regulatory policy-making, the use of information in policymaking, policy analysis, and environmental policy.

Education:
MPP, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; MA, University of Virginia; BA, Dickinson College

Courses Taught:
Controversies in Public Policy, American Public Policy, Public Policy Analysis, Capstone in Public Policy, Environmental Policy, Front Page

Current Projects:
Use of research in regulatory policy-making (with Bruce Desmarais)

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