Heather Campbell

Heather E. Campbell is the Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, and the Director of the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Her research focuses on urban environmental policy, with an emphasis on environmental (in)justice. Her two primary methods are multivariate statistics incorporating data from Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) informed by complexity thinking and the importance of emergence. Her past research has covered a wide array of policy areas, including telecommunications regulation, water policy, racial profiling, housing, K–12 education, and college-student evaluations of teaching. She has published in refereed journals such as Review of Policy ResearchJournal of Policy Analysis and ManagementPolicy Sciences, Policy Studies JournalHousing Policy DebateEnvironment & Planning B, Administration & SocietyJournal of Regional Science, and Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Campbell earned her BA in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego, Revelle College, and an MPhil and PhD in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School. Before joining CGU, Campbell served as an assistant professor, associate professor, and director of graduate studies at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs. There she also served as Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE), the flagship journal of NASPAA (the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration). Currently, Heather E. Campbell is serving as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, flagship journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

Campbell’s first book, co-authored with Elizabeth A. Corley, Urban Environmental Policy Analysis, was published in 2012 (M. E. Sharpe). It has been called “a Rosetta stone” for its explanatory power. Her second book, Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling, was co-authored with Yushim Kim and Adam M. Eckerd and was published by Routledge in 2015. This book adds ABM methods to broaden our understand of potential causes of environmental injustice and what policies might reduce it.

Co-authored with present CGU students and alumni Sekwen Kim, Shawnika Johnson, and Claudia Cáceres. “Environmental Racism and Air Pollution: Pre and Post the COVID-19 Economic Shutdown.” Review of Policy Research. 2023. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12570

Co-authored with CGU alumna Sumaia Al-Kohlani. “Extending Environmental Justice Research to Religious Minorities.” Review of Policy Research 39(1): 90-112. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/ropr.12451

Co-authored with Adam Eckerd and Yushim Kim. “Administration of Community Participation in Small-Scale Projects: Brownfield Remediation in Los Angeles.” Administration & Society 53(3): 378-409. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399720944064

Co-authored with CGU alumnus Kristoffer Wikstrom. “Studying Water Policy and Environmental Justice: Using GIS and Spatial Econometrics.” SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. 2019. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526475534

Co-authored with Adam Eckerd and Yushim Kim. “Gentrification and Displacement: Modeling a Complex Urban Process.” Housing Policy Debate 29(2): 273-295. Published online 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2018.1512512

Co-authored with Adam M. Eckerd and Yushim Kim. Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling. New York: Routledge, 2015.

Co-authored with Adam M. Eckerd and Yushim Kim. “Local Zoning and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model Analysis.” Urban Affairs Review 50, no. 4 (2014): 521–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087413505736

Co-authored with Laura R. Peck & Michael K. Tschudi. “Justice for All? A Cross-Time Analysis of Toxics Release Inventory Facility Location.” Review of Policy Research 27, no. 1 (2010): 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-1338.2009.00424.x

Public Policy Process
Quantitative Research Methods
Policy Evaluation
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Policy Design & Implementation
Urban Studies