Sara R. Rinfret University of Montana, USA
Sara R. Rinfret is professor at the University of Montana, where she serves as an Associate Dean of Public Administration and Policy, and directs the Master of Public Administration Program within the School of Law’s Baucus Institute. Her main areas of research are environmental regulations and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is interested in the interactions between agencies and interest groups during the stages of environmental rulemaking at the federal and state level and the role of gender in the public policy classroom. To date, her work has been published in Society and Natural Resources, Environmental Politics, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, PS: Political Science and Politics, Public Administration Quarterly, and the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy. She has coauthored The Lilliputians of Environmental Regulation: The Perspective of State Regulators, and U.S. Environmental Policy: A Practical Approach to Understanding Implementation (cowritten with Michelle Pautz) and Who Makes Environmental Policy. She serves on the Executive Council for NASPAA and was a Fulbright Specialist Program Scholar in public administration with the University of Aarhus (Denmark) in 2016. She holds a PhD in political science from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Public Administration from the Ohio State University.