is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the School of Public Policy and Administration. He holds a PhD from Yale University (2009) in Environmental Governance, a M.S. from Auburn University (2001) and a B.S. in Forestry from the University of British Columbia (1999).
With broad interests in comparative environmental policy and global environmental governance, his research examines the emergence, evolution and impacts of non-state and hybrid forms of global governance across economic sectors, particularly fisheries, agriculture and forestry. Secondary interests include the design and efficacy of information disclosure and transparency policies and climate policy.
He is co-author (with Ben Cashore and Deanna Newsom) of Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Nonstate Authority
(Yale University Press, 2004) and has published in the Journal of Environment and Development
, Policy Sciences
, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Journal of Forest Policy and Economics
, Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Strategic Management Education, Business and Politics, Journal of Environmental Management,
and theReview of European Community and International Environmental Law.
He serves on the editorial board of Review of Policy Research
, and will join the editorial board of Global Environmental Politics
for 2013 to 2018.