Faculty Profile for Dr. Dianne Rahm

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Dr. Dianne Rahm
Professor — Political Science
THH 374
phone: (512) 245-1565

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dianne Rahm, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research interests include environmental policy, energy policy, science and technology policy. She has authored or edited over 40 articles or book chapters and eight books including: US Environmental Policy: Domestic and Global Perspectives (2019), Climate Change Policy in the United States: The Science, the Polictics, and the Prospects for Change (2010), Handbook of Globalization and the Environment (2007), Sustainable Energy and the States: Politics, Markets, and Leadership (2006), United States Public Policy: A Budgetary Approach (2004), Toxic Waste and Environmental Policy in the 21st Century United State (2002), University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan (2000), and Technology and U.S. Competitiveness: An Institutional Focus (1992).

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rahm, D. (2019). US Environmental Policy:  Domestic and Global Perspectives. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing.
  • Rahm, D. (2023). Climate Activism in the 21st Century. Jefferson, North Carolina and London, USA and UK: McFarland & Company, Inc.
  • Rahm, D. (2018). Geoengineering Climat Change Solutions:  Public Policy Issues for National and Global Governance. Humanities and Social Science Review, 8(2), 139–148.
  • Rahm, D. (2017). The U.S. Political Climate and Shale Gas and Oil Development. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 7(2), 478–488.
  • Rahm, D., Farmer, J. L., & Fields, B. (2016). The Eagle Ford Shale Development and Local Government Fiscal Behavior. Public Budgeting & Finance, 36(3), 45–68.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State University. January 1, 2012 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Liberal Arts Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative. July 12, 2019 - August 20, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Journalists and Experts Alumni Program, Societies in Transition: Energy, Climate and Oceans -- Impacts on the Global Economy, Korber-Stiftung Foundation. January 1, 2010 - February 1, 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fulbright German Studies Seminar 2008, Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formulation, U.S. Department of State, The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. June 1, 2008 - July 1, 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Aaron Wildavsky Book Award, Policy Studies Organization, December, 1997. January 1, 1997

Selected Grants

  • Rahm, Dianne (Principal). Federal Government Inter-Agency Cooperation Efforts of the Brownfields One-Stop-Shop Project, Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center, Federal, $8000. (Submitted: January 1, 2001). Grant.
  • Rahm, Dianne (Principal). Cleaning the Nuclear Weapons Complex: A Case Study of the Fernald Environmental Management Program, The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $15000. (Submitted: June 1, 2000). Grant.
  • Holm, John (Principal), Rahm, Dianne (Co-Principal), Murry, Sylvester (Co-Principal), Knapp, Deborah (Co-Principal), Meyer-Emerick, Nancy (Co-Principal). Improving Graduate Public Administration Programs at Cleveland State University and the University of Botswana: Environmental Management, Human Resources Management, Public Works Management, and Comparative Public Administration, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Federal, $135559. (Submitted: January 1, 2000, Funded: January 1, 2000 - January 1, 2002). Grant.
  • Rahm, Dianne (Principal). Small Community Outreach Program for environmental issues (SCOPe), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $10000. (Submitted: June 1, 1999). Grant.
  • Rahm, Dianne (Principal). University-Firm Linkages for Industrial Innovation, National Science Foundation, $71785. (Submitted: January 1, 1993). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Sustainability Studies Advisory Council
August 25, 2016-Present
Editorial Board, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
June 1, 2015-January 1, 2022
Treasurer, Section on Science and Technology in Government, American Society for Public Administration
January 1, 1996-December 1, 2013
Guest lecturer for Department of Environmental Science, Global Change Course, University of Texas at San Antonio
March 1, 2013-March 1, 2013
National Science Foundation, Panelist, Division of Earth Sciences
March 1, 2012-March 1, 2012