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Matthew Nowlin

Matthew NowlinMatthew Nowlin joined the MPA Program in August of 2013. His research and teaching interests are in Public Policy with a particular interest in the policymaking process, environmental policy, and energy policy. In addition to teaching in the MPA Program, Dr. Nowlin also offers courses in the undergaduate Political Science major.

Dr. Nowlin earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in May 2013. He also holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. His current research is focused on how policy issues are defined; and linkages between public policy and public opinion. In addition, his current research addresses substantive questions in climate change and used nuclear fuel politics and policy. His work has appeared in Policy Studies Journal, Risk Analysis, Social Science Quarterly, and Weather, Climate, and Society.      

Address: 114 Wentworth Street, room 102
Office Hours: Spring 2015: 
Phone: 953-0279
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Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 
M.A., B.A. University of Central Oklahoma
Fields of Specialization: Public policymaking, environmental politics and policy, research methods.