Dr. Kauneckis is an associate professor at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. His research focuses on the role of local communities in managing natural resource systems. Work has examined local government climate adaptation across the United State, water rights in the arid west, implementation of resilience theory, use of markets mechanisms in environmental management, property rights, and the science/policy interface.
Kauneckis received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University at Bloomington. Kauneckis teaches courses in public policy, sustainability assessment, environmental policy, policy analysis and climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. He has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. His work has been supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program; the National Science Foundation (NSF); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Edmondson researches and writes about changes in state sunshine laws and the evolution of libel law during the U.S. civil rights movement. She works to bridge the gap between professional journalists and academics.Read More