Office: UAC 374
Professor, Department of Political Science
Dianne Rahm, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research interests include environmental policy, energy policy, science and technology policy. She has authored or edited over 40 articles or book chapters and seven books including: Climate Change Policy in the United States (2009 forthcoming), Handbook of Globalization and the Environment (2007), Sustainable Energy and the States: Politics, Markets, and Leadership (2006), United States Public Policy: A Budgetary Approach (2004), Toxic Waste and Environmental Policy in the 21st Century United State (2002), University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan (2000), and Technology and U.S. Competitiveness: An Institutional Focus (1992).
PA 3350 Public Policy Formulation - Emphasis in Environmental Policy
Intensive analysis of theories and processes of both policy formation and policy enforcement in the American administrative system, emphasizing the regulatory function. Prerequisite: POSI 2310 and 3301.
PA 5310 Public Finance Administration
Study of the formation, management, and administration of fiscal policy at the levels of government in the United States, particularly budgeting as the ultimate expression of public policy.
PA 5355 Environmental Policy
This class examines the formulation and implementation of environmental policy at the local, state, federal, and international level. The class highlights the development of U.S. legislation and regulations as well as U.S. involvement in international environmental agreements and treaties.
PA 5387 Research Practicum
This class uses structured group research to analyze a current policy, management, or administrative issue of concern to communities, public-, or nonprofit- sector partnering organizations. A research team of 8 to 12 graduate students, led by a professor(s), prepares a final report which details findings and recommendations for action. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.