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Dorothy Daley, Ph.D., M.S.

RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Political Science, Environmental Studies

Area(s) of Expertise:
Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Environmental Policy, Collaborative Governance, Public Health


Dorothy Daley was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002-2005. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas with a joint appointment in Political Science and Environmental Studies. In 2001, Dorothy received her Ph.D. in Ecology with an emphasis in Environmental Policy Analysis from the University of California, Davis. Her research explores environmental and public health decision making, with a specific emphasis on examining the causes and the consequences of public interventions. Daley’s research has examined the ecological, political and socio-economic determinants of hazardous waste policy and urban redevelopment in the United States. Current research projects include: (1) analyzing urban governance and climate protection initiatives; (2) examining the implications of widespread decentralization for investment in US drinking water and wastewater infrastructure; and (3) evaluating “green investment”, environmental justice and urban renewal in Kansas City, Missouri. Daley’s research also explores intergovernmental collaboration and public participation, in particular examining the conditions under which government agencies and private stakeholders effectively collaborate to achieve common policy goals.

Journal Articles:
Click here for a list of Dorothy Daley's available publications in PubMed.