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Kristy E.H. Michaud, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

Sierra Tower 222

(818) 677-4773



Fields of Interest

Environmental politics and policy with a focus on climate change, energy, and sustainability policy; public opinion and political behavior; public administration and the policy process

Professor Michaud's research focuses on political behavior and policymaking, with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy. Her recent research has examined the intersection of knowledge, values, and trust and the impact that those factors have on attitudes and policy preferences related to global climate change and energy issues. Currently, she is working with colleagues to explore the influence of public opinion and political behavior on energy policy during energy crises.

Professor Michaud received her Ph.D. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2007.

Courses Taught

POLS 155 American Political Institutions

POLS 355 American National, State, and Local Governments

POLS 361 Introduction to Public Policy

POLS 461 Environmental Policy

POLS 490CA Title V California State and Local Government

POLS 498C Political Science Internship Program

POLS 540B Seminar in American Political Behavior

MPA 610 Seminar in Public Administration and its Environment

SUST 300 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability

Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

“The Public’s Trust in Scientific Claims Regarding Offshore Oil Drilling” (with Juliet Carlisle, Jessica Feezell, Eric R.A.N. Smith, and Leeanna Smith). Public Understanding of Science 19 (Fall 2010): 514-527.

“Overcoming Silos: The Role of an Interdisciplinary Course in Shaping a Sustainability Network” (with Nancy Kurland, Mechelle Best, Erica Wohldmann, Helen Cox, Kyriakos Pontikis, and Ashwani Vasishth). Academy of Management Learning and Education 9 (Fall 2010): 457-476.

“The Relationship between Cultural Values and Political Ideology, and the Role of Political Knowledge” (with Juliet Carlisle and Eric R.A.N. Smith). Political Psychology 30 (Winter 2009): 27-42.

“Nimbyism vs. environmentalism in attitudes toward energy development” (with Juliet Carlisle and Eric R.A.N. Smith). Environmental Politics 17 (Winter 2008): 20-39.