Darrell Downs, PhD


Ph.D. Political Science, Colorado State University, 1992
M.S. Resource Geography, Oregon State University, 1985
B.A. Political Science, Montana State University, 1982
B.S. Earth Science, Montana State University, 1982  

Organizations and Affiliations

WSU Faculty Association President
Inter Faculty Organization, Government Relations
MN Vote Smart Advisory Board
Udall Scholarship Campus Representative

Teaching Areas

American Public Policy
National, State, and Local Government
Environmental Policy
Public Administration & Public Service 

Research Areas

Natural Resource Management
Costa Rica National Parks and Protected Areas
China Mega Projects: the Yangtze and Three Gorges Dam
Politics of Large Rivers and Wildlands
Higher Education Management and Labor Issues
State and Local Electoral Politics 


Kayaking on the Mississippi backwaters
Fly fishing in Montana
Family time