Meet the Director
Dr. Eric Lindquist is the Director of the Lindquist Policy Research Group and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Service. Dr. Lindquist’s research interests are in public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance, and the impact of focusing events on public policy, as well as environmental policy and science and technology policy. His most recent projects focus on wildfire risk perception in the Wildland-Urban Interface, the use of vulnerability assessments in natural resource decision making, and on the policy implications from nanomanufacturing. He has conducted research on climate change policy and the use of climate science in intergovernmental decision making, as well as the public policy implications of nanotechnology, electric vehicle infrastructure, and nuclear detection technology. Prior to joining Boise State University, he was the Associate Director for the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University. He also held a joint appointment with the Texas Transportation Institute, where he worked in the areas of transportation planning and policy.
Dr. Lindquist has taught undergraduate and graduate political science, public policy, and urban planning courses for Texas A&M University, and the Science and Technology Policy and Politics course and Capstone seminars for the Bush School of Government’s Master of Public Service and Administration Program. At Boise State University he has taught the Capstone courses and graduate courses on climate change policy and public service and global change.
He has published in Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Systems Dynamics Review, Regional Environmental Change, Review of Policy Research and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lindquist has a Bachelor’s of Science in Geography, a Master’s of Urban Planning, and a PhD in Political Science, all from Texas A&M University.