Faculty Experts: Dr. Riley Dunlap
From OSU Research
Dr. Dunlap is widely considered one of the founders of environmental sociology. He and a co-author helped establish the field in the late 1970s through a series of articles that not only defined environmental sociology but also provided an intellectual justification for it. He joined the OSU faculty in 2006. His research focuses on several environmental topics, including tracking long-term trends in public opinion on environmental issues, comparing levels of public concern for environmental quality cross-nationally, and analyzing the politics of climate change. His research is very heavily cited – 38 of his present publications have been cited at least 100 times on Google Scholar. He has been invited to give 23 keynote addresses at various conferences around the world. He has also presented 75 invited talks at a wide range of universities nationally and internationally. Click here for more information about Dr. Dunlap's research.