Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Director
Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University - College Station

Biography


Dr. Arnold Vedlitz is holder of the Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. The Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy is a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary public policy research institute that pursues a dual mission: the scholarly examination of public policy issues and the communication of research-based knowledge to the public and decision makers.

Dr. Vedlitz also serves as the Division Head for the Science, Technology and Public Policy Division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, as well as Division Head for the Science, Technology and Public Policy Division of the Texas Transportation Institute. Dr. Vedlitz received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston.

He is the co-editor of a new book from MIT Press on environmental politics and decision making, author of an important book on public policy and author of dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters in the fields of political behavior, science and technology politics and public policy. He is principal investigator, co-principle investigator and senior research scientist on externally-funded research projects totaling more than $15 million. These grants have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and numerous state agencies.

Vedlitz has served on the Council of Competitiveness, National Innovation Initiative, Public Sector Task Force. He is a reviewer for the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly and dozens of other scholarly journals and a grant reviewer and panel member for the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2012 Growing Texas Conference


October 3: Texas Water Panel - Policy Challenges and Opportunities