Stacy D. VanDeveer is a faculty member for the Carsey School Master in Community Development and a professor of Global Governance and Human Security at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. He formerly served as professor and department chair in political science at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include international environmental policy making and its domestic impacts, the connections between environmental and security issues, the role of expertise in policy making, and the links between environmental and human rights issues and resource management and international commodities markets. He has served in advisory roles for policy makers at the local, state, and national levels in the United States and internationally. He taught environmental, sustainability and resource politics, and policy making at UNH for over a decade – and at Harvard University, Brown University, the George Washington University, Regents College London, and other teaching and training programs around the United States and Europe.
He has received fellowships from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He won research funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Union, and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA), among others. In addition to authoring and co-authoring over 100 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports, he co-authored Waste, Want or War?: The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals (Routledge/Earthscan, 2015) and The European Union and Environmental Governance (Routledge 2015). He co-edited several books, including Changing Climates in North American Politics (MIT Press, 2009); Comparative Environmental Politics (MIT Press, 2012) and The Global Environment (CQ Press 2015). Stacy received his doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland.