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Derek Kauneckis, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
  • kaunecki@ohio.edu
  • 740-566-7049
  • 775-313-1416

Areas of Expertise:
Climate Adaptation, Climate Change Policies, Environmental Policy, Natural Resources Management

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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).

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