Dr. Stephen Robar

Stephen Robar
Dr. Stephen Robar
Director of Environmental Studies Program
Director of International Affairs Program
Associate Professor of Political Science

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-0242
Location: 205A Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. Political Science/Environmental Policy, Northern Arizona University 1999
M.P.A. Public Administration, Northern Arizona University 1995
B.A. Political Science, State University of New York at New Paltz 1993

Short Bio

Dr. Robar is the Pre-Law advisor on campus.  He also directs the "Perspectives on Environment" seminar series and has served as both President & Vice-President of the Faculty Senate.

Dr. Robar enjoys all things outdoors and riding his Harley.

Academic Focus

Dr. Robar's teaching is focused in the areas of environmental policy and politics, U.S. political and policy processes, and the judicial system.  His classes include: Environmental Politics and Policy, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Developing a Sense of Place, Public Policy Process, Introduction to Public Administration, Congress and the Presidency, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Law and the Courts, Constitutional Law, Political Science Fiction, and Political Film and Television.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Dr. Robar has had three books published: an anthology entitled Managing Common Pool Groundwater Resources: An International Perspective, which he co-edited and which examines global groundwater management regimes, and Managing Environmental Policy: A Casebook, which he also co-edited and contributed to. He is the author of Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland, a book on the life of First Lady Frances Cleveland, published in 2002. He is currently working on articles entitled "Conservative Environmentalism is not an Oxymoron" and “The Interdisciplinary Ontology of Environmental Studies.”