Tyler Scott

Department of Public Administration and Policy
Assistant Professor

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Department of Public Administration and Policy

Tyler A. Scott, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington), specializes in environmental policy and management, particularly related to water resources and land use. His research explores the design and implementation of institutional responses to complex environmental governance challenges. Dr. Scott’s research agenda focuses on: (1) Effective strategies for polycentric environmental governance, such as the use of collaborative governance in the face of fragmented authority and transboundary problems; (2) Network analysis to understand the structure, dynamics, and resource flows of complex institutional systems; and (3) Computational methods such as natural language processing to generate data from the vast paper trail associated with environmental governance practices and agent-based modeling to simulate network governance dynamics.

  •  B.S., Arizona State University 2009, Geography
  • B.S., Arizona State University 2009, Conservation Biology
  • M.A., University of Washington 2012, Public Policy and Management
  • Ph.D., University of Washington 2015, Public Policy and Management
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Dr. Scott’s most recent work is published in the Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Journal of Public Policy and Management, Policy Studies Journal, and Public Performance Management Review. He teaches graduate courses in data analysis, statistical inference, policy analysis, and microeconomic foundations of public policy.

Areas of Expertise
  • Collaborative environmental governance
  • Network analysis
  • Water policy and management
  • Special districts and policy fragmentation
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Multilevel models
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Public land policy
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