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Robar, Stephen


 Photo: Robar Stephen   Prefix: Dr. First Name: Stephen  Last Name: Robar   Title: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science


Office Location:232 Swarts Hall

Phone:  362-0242

Department: Academic Affairs

Degree :  Ph.D.

Field of Study: Political Science/Environmental Policy

Institution:  Northern Arizona University

Year Obtained: 1999

Degree :  M.P.A.

Field of Study: Public Administration

Institution:  Northern Arizona University

Year Obtained: 1995

Degree :  B.A.

Field of Study: Political Science

Institution:  State University of New York at New Paltz

Year Obtained: 1993

Academic Focus:

Dr. Robar's teaching is focused in the areas of environmental policy and politics, U.S. political and policy processes, and the judicial system.  His classes include: Environmental Politics and Policy, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Developing a Sense of Place, Public Policy Process, Introduction to Public Administration, Congress and the Presidency, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Law and the Courts, Constitutional Law, Political Science Fiction, and Political Film and Television.

Short Bio:

Dr. Robar is currently the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and is the Pre-Law advisor on campus.  He also directs the "Perspectives on Environment" seminar series and has served as both President & Vice-President of the Faculty Senate.

Dr. Robar enjoys all things outdoors, riding his Harley and wants Anthony Bourdain's job.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:

Dr. Robar has had three books published: an anthology entitled Managing Common Pool Groundwater Resources: An International Perspective, which he co-edited and which examines global groundwater management regimes, and Managing Environmental Policy: A Casebook, which he also co-edited and contributed to. He is the author of Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland, a book on the life of First Lady Frances Cleveland, published in 2002. He is currently working on articles entitled "Conservative Environmentalism is not an Oxymoron" and “The Interdisciplinary Ontology of Environmental Studies.”