Matthew Nowlin

Interim Program Director

Matthew NowlinMatthew Nowlin, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Nowlin has been at the College of Charleston since August of 2013. He is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a first-generation college student. Dr. Nowlin completed his BA in Psychology and MA in Political Science at the University of Central Oklahoma. While an undergraduate, he worked full-time as a certified pharmacy technician in a supermarket pharmacy. After graduation he worked as a case manager at the Department of Human Services and then as a data analysis at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission while working on his Masters. Dr. Nowlin completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma in 2013. His research and teaching interests are in public policy, with a particular interest in environmental policy and politics. He teaches courses in American government, research methods, public policy, and environmental policy. Dr. Nowlin’s current research interests include stakeholder engagement, public opinion, hazard mitigation, and governance of social-ecological systems, with a specific focus on climate change and climate policy. When not thinking about climate change, he likes to spend time with his wife, Robin and their black-lab mix, Lincoln. He also enjoys reading, music, napping, binging TV shows, and superhero movies. Dr. Nowlin can be reached at or 843.953.0279.