Ph.D. Student Profile: Dovev Levine
Degree: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Research Topic: The Impact of External Regulatory Environments on Renewable Energy Usage in the Higher Education Sector
Advisor: Dr. Stacy VanDeveer
Description of Research
This research aims to assess the impact of external regulatory environments on renewable energy usage efforts by higher education institutions (HEIs). Specifically, it focuses on state and municipal-level laws and regulations that impact HEI efforts to use renewable energy. This research hypothesizes that external laws and regulations impact whether HEIs achieve their renewable energy use goals. I will use a combination of surveys, case studies and document review in order to analyze this research question.
Selected Presentations and Publications
- “Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University”. 2009. Review of Policy Research. 26(4). 492-493. Book Review.
- “Climate Action on Campus”. 2009. Chapter in Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance. MIT Press.
- “Climate Action on Campus”. 2007. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Occasional Paper Series.
B.A., University of New Hampshire (2001)
M.S., Northeastern University (2003)
Academic Counselor, UNH Graduate School