Philip J. Barnes

Philip J. Barnes - Bio

Associate Policy Scientist e-mail
302-831-7010 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

298P Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, DE 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Courses Taught | Publications | Presentations

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PhD, University of Delaware, 2015, Urban Affairs and Public Policy
BScEng, University of Michigan 2002, Civil and Environmental Engineering
MScEng, University of Michigan 2003, Structural Engineering

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sustainable community development, planning, environmental policy, local economies, energy and climate change policy, science-technology-society relations

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October 2016 – Present
Associate Policy Scientist, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware Newark, Del.  

June 2015 – September 2016
Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
Newark, Del.  

September 2012 – May 2015
Public Administration Fellow, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
Newark, Del.  

April 2010 – July 2010
Research Assistant, Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment
Accra, Ghana                

Jan. 2010 – April 2010
Structural Engineer, Walsh Design Group
Kinsale, Ireland               

July 2006 – Jan. 2010
Structural Engineer, Fusion Building Systems
Ringaskiddy, Ireland

Aug. 2005 – June 2006
English Teacher, École Jean-Cavaillès
Bayonne, France                

June 2003 – Aug. 2005
Math Teacher, United States Peace Corps
Kirsi, Burkina Faso 

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UAPP 110 – Introduction to Public Policy

UAPP 325 – Public Policy Analysis

UAPP 406/GEOG 434 – Planning Sustainable Communities and Regions

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Barnes, P. (2015). The political economy of localization in the transition movement. Community Development Journal, 50(2), 312-326.

Barnes, P. (2014). Technopolitical regimes and climate change: A transcript of an interview with the carbon cycle. New Visions for Public Affairs, 6(1), 31-40.

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(2016, October) Building local capacity for climate change planning in Delaware: An analysis of practices, lessoned learned, and future opportunities. American Planning Association MD/DE Regional Conference, Towson, MD.

(2016, March) Transition initiatives and confrontational politics: Guidelines, opportunities, and practices. Western Political Science Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

(2015, October) How green is our valley?: Exploring the theory-practice disconnect in planned sustainable communities. Delaware Valley University Precarious Alliance Annual Symposium, Doylestown, PA.

(2014, October). The transition movement: Who, what, where, why, when, and how. Delaware Technical Community College Sustainability Symposium, Stanton, DE.

(2014, April). Material dreams: Or, reevaluating the "more stuff" storyline. New Visions for Public Affairs Annual Symposium, Newark, DE.

(2014, April). Skilling up for powerdown: The technology and energy implications of reskilling in the transition movement.  Delaware Valley College Precarious Alliance Symposium, Doylestown, PA.

(2013, November). Effecting community change: A political economy of the transition movement. Northeast Conference on Public Administration Annual Conference, Newark, DE.

(2011, June). (Mis)adventures in the epistemology of uncertainty: The complexity-energy relationship. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, Burlington, VT.


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