Portrait of Heather Campbell
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Public Policy Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
    MPhil, Public Policy Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
    BA, Political Science, University of California at San Diego, Revelle College
  • Research Interests
    Public Policy, Urban Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice

Heather E. Campbell is a professor in the Department of Politics & Government at Claremont Graduate University. Though her research has previously covered a wide array of policy areas—including telecommunications regulation, water policy, racial profiling, housing, K–12 education, environmental policy, and student evaluations of teaching—her current research focuses on environmental policy, with an emphasis on environmental justice analysis. She is interested in policy analysis broadly defined, framed by theoretical underpinnings drawn from public choice and the methods of econometrics and benefit-cost analysis. She has an overarching interest in regulation.

Campbell earned a 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 the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

She has published in venues such as Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Review of Policy Research, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Regional Science, and Journal of Public Affairs Education. Her first book, co-authored with Elizabeth A. Corley, Urban Environmental Policy Analysis, was published in 2012 (M. E. Sharpe, Inc.).

Campbell’s most recent 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 opens narrow conversations of environmental justice to incorporate big picture studies of environmental inequities.

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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.

Co-authored with Yongwan Chun and Kim Yushim. “Using Bayesian Methods to Control for Spatial Autocorrelation in Environmental Justice Research: An Illustration Using Toxics Release Inventory Data for a Sunbelt County.” Journal of Urban Affairs 34, no. 4 (2012): 419–39.

Co-authored with Elizabeth A. Corley. Urban Environmental Policy Analysis. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2012.

“A Comparative Framework for Analyzing Urban Environmental Policy.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 12, no. 4 (2010): 373–94.

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.

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