University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Robar, Stephen

Robar Stephen
Dr. Stephen Robar - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact Information

robar@pitt.edu
362-0242
232 Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. Political Science/Environmental Policy Northern Arizona University 1999
M.P.A. Public Administration Northern Arizona University 1995
B.A. Political Science State University of New York at New Paltz 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.”