JOE BOWERSOX III
Department of Politics
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
University of Wisconsin-Madison (September 1987 - 1995)
Master of Arts, Political Science, December, 1988
Ph.D, Political Science, May 19, 1995
Oregon State University (September 1981 - June 1986)
Degrees received June 1986:
Bachelor of Arts, German Language
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Graduated summa cum laude from University Honors College
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College (Summer, 1995)
Completed 7 credit hours in Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, and the Endangered Species Act, with Certificate.
ACADEMIC GRANTS AND AWARDS:
Merit Award, College of Liberal Arts, for research and professional development 2004-2005
Hewlett Grant (with Karen Arabas) for Field Studies (Poli 345/ENVR 445) Summer, 2004.
Atkinson Grant, College of Liberal Arts, 2004-2005.
For research on issues of temporal and spatial scale in forest policy and management.
American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow 2002-2003
Legislative Fellow (forestry) for Senator Ron Wyden (US Senate, Washington DC)
Hewlett Grant (with Karen Arabas) for Curriculum Development (Poli 345/ENVR 445) Summer, 2002.
Atkinson Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Spring 2001.
For manuscript preparation
Hewlett Foundation Grant, College of Liberal Arts, Spring 2001
For development of Middle East Environmental Policy course
Achievement Award, College of Liberal Arts, Spring, 2000.
Hewlett Grant for Curriculum Development (Poli 345/ENVR 445) Summer, 2000.
Hewlett Grant for Ethics Colloquium, Spring 1999.
This funded the “Day of the Salmon Conference,” April, 25, 2000.
Study Release, College of Liberal Arts, Spring, 1999.
Merit Award, College of Liberal Arts, Spring, 1998.
Fulbright-Hays Group Project to Jordan, June and July, 1997.
Jacob K. Javits Fellow in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988-1992. This fellowship through the U.S. Department of Education and the Javits Foundation provided full support for four years of study and research.
May 2001 to Present. Associate Professor with tenure, Willamette University.
Courses include Politics 345/ENVR 445, Forest Ecology and Policy; Politics 341, Environmental Policymaking; Politics 337, Constitutional Law; Politics 334, Law and Public Policy; Politics 306, Critical Theories of the Law; Politics 304, Politics of Environmental Ethics; Politics 120, Political Virtue; ISB 123, Worldviews.
August, 1996 to May 2001. Assistant Professor, Willamette University Department of Politics.
1994-1996. Visiting Assistant Professor, Willamette University Department of Politics.
1993-1994. Visiting Instructor, Willamette University Department of Politics.
Summer, 1990 to summer 1993. Part-time adjunct instructor, Oregon State University Department of Political Science. Courses included PS 206, Introduction to Political Theory; PS 361, Ancient Political Thought; PS 399, Politics and Ethics of the Environment; PS 475/575, The Politics of Environmental Policy; PS 102, American National Government (designed with emphases upon environmental policy).
Joe Bowersox, Fire on the Hill; Using Ecological Disturbance Theory to Explain the Ambiguous Prospects of the Northwest Forest Plan. In Arabas and Bowersox (co-editors and contributors), Forest Futures. 2004, Rowman and Littlefield.
Joe Bowersox, Legitimacy Crises: Why Environmental Ethics and Environmental Political Thought Must Work Together, for Bob Pepperman Taylor, Ben Minteer, (editors and contributors), Democracy and the Claims of Nature: Critical Perspectives for a New Century. 2002, Rowman and Littlefield.
Joe Bowersox, From Water Development to Water Management: Federal Agency Opportunism in an Era of Policy Devolution. American Behavioral Scientist. 44/4 (December, 2000) 599-613.
Gillroy, John Martin, Mark Sagoff, Joel J. Kassiola, Bob Pepperman Taylor, Robert Paehlke, Joe Bowersox, Susan Buck, Gary Woller, "The Role of Environmental Ethics in Restucturing Envirionmental Policy and Law for the Next Century," Policy Currents (7) No. 2 (June 1997), pp. 1-13.
Karen Arabas and Joe Bowersox (co-editors and contributors) Forest Futures: Science, Politics and Policy for the Next Century. 2004, Rowman and Littlefield.
Gillroy, John Martin, and Joe Bowersox (co-editors and contributors) The Moral Austerity of Environmental Decisionmaking. 2002 Duke University Press.
Joe Bowersox , Oregon: Place, People for Oregon Government And Politics Today, Richard Clucas, Mark Henkels, and Brent Steel, editors. Forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press.
Greening the Divine: Religion, the Environment, and Politics in 21st Century North America. For Religion, Politics, and the American Experience: New Perspectives, New Directions. D. Gutterman, A. Murphy editors. Forthcoming, Lexicon Press.
WRITINGS IN PROCESS
Fire on the Hill: The Politics of Forests and Fire in the US Congress.
The Public Space of Environmentalism.
(With Karen Arabas) People, Fire and Scale: Obstacles to Ecosystem Management.
(With John Tapogna), Private Property and the Puzzle of Takings, Oregon's Future (2) No. 4 (Spring 2001), pp. 4-7.
Joe Bowersox, Crisis? I Think Not. Willamette Scene (18) No. 1 (Winter, 2001), p. 7.
"NEDC v. EPA And Its Aftermath." Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco. March 19-21, 1992.
"Deep Ecology, Biocentrism and Politics: The Subordination of the Polis to Instinct?" American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago. September 3-6, 1992.
"Philosopohical and Social Implications of Deep Ecological Holism." Oregon Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Corvallis, Oregon. February 26, 1994.
"Reclaiming the Unity of Virtue: Insights from Protagoras, Laches, and Gorgias for Post-modern Politics." Society for Greek Political Thought/American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New York. September 1-4, 1994.
"Local Control or Out of Control? Reflections on Communicative Discourse Theory and Oregon's Experiment with Regional Watershed Councils." First Annual Confluences Conference, Oregon State University Program for Ethics, Science and the Environment. Warm Springs, Oregon. May 3-5, 1996.
"The Role of Environmental Ethics in Restucturing Envirionmental Policy and Law for the Next Century," a co-authored paper with John Martin Gilroy, Bob Pepperman Taylor, Joel Kassiola, Mark Sagoff, Robert Paehlke, Susan Buck, and Gary Woller, at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, August 27-31, 1997, Washington, D.C.
"What is Scarce in the Politics of Scarcity?" Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 19-21, 1998, Los Angeles, California.
“Callicott, the Bear, and Songs in the Woods: Thinking about Holism in the Midst of a Bear Attack.” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 24-26, 2000, San Jose, California.
“Legitimacy Crises” WPSA Annual Meeting, March 15-19, 2001, Las Vegas, NV.
“The Tragedy of the Commons is Dead: Long Live the Tragedy.” WPSA Annual Meeting, March 21-24, 2002, Long Beach CA.
“Tending the Garden: Divine Inspiration, Secular Reason, and Christian Creation Stewardship.” Religion and Politics Conference, Calvin College. May 3-4, 2002. Grand Rapids, MI.
(With Karen Arabas) “A Question of Scale: Living With Fire on the Natural and Political Landscapes.” Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, September 17-20, 2003. Portland, Oregon.
(With Karen Arabas) “People, Fire and Scale: Obstacles to Ecosystem Management.” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 11-14, 2004. Portland, Oregon.
(With Karen Arabas) “Forest Futures” (New book roundtable). Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 11-14, 2004. Portland, Oregon.
(With Karen Arabas) “Scale on the Natural and Political Landscapes: Ecosystem Management and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act” Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2-6, 2004. Portland, Oregon.
Public Lecture, "The Environment in Electoral Politics." Institute for Continued Learning at Willamette University, February, 1996.
Public Lecture, "Nature versus NAFTA: Critical Readings of Legal Ideology in Public Citizen v. Office of the US Trade Representative." Department of Politics, Willamette University, March, 1996.
Public Presentation, "Post-Election Wrap-Up," with Richard Ellis. Salem Downtown Rotary Club, November 6, 1996.
Public Lecture, "The Environment and the November Elections," Institute for Continued Learning at Willamette University, November 19, 1996.
Faculty Colloquium, "Local Control or Out of Control: Reflections Upon Consensus Decision-making in Natural Resource Policymaking," March 13, 1997.
Presentation with D. McCreery, Jean Clark, Ann Nicgorski, and Jean Campbell, "Report on a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Study Tour of Jordan." Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Seminar on the Middle East, February 28, 1998.
Tuesday Noon Brown-Bag, "Water Politics of the Middle East." April, 1998.
Lecture, "Water Politics in the Middle East and Jordan Basin." Salem chapter of the American Association of University Women, May, 1998.
Lecture, "Water Politics in the Middle East and Jordan Basin." South Salem Kiwana's Club, June 10, 1998.
Roundtable, "The November Elections." Salem City Club, November 6, 1998
Lecture, “Good and Evil in Politics.” Institute for Continued Learning, at Willamette University, May, 1999.
Lecture, “The Cherokee Cases” Institute for Continued Learning, Willamette University, May 12, 2000.
Lecture, “April 19, 2101.” ASWU Last Lecture Series. Willamette University. April 19, 2001.
Lecture (with Karen Arabas), “Oregon’s Public Forests.” Institute for Continued Learning at Willamette University, November 5, 2002.
Invited Lecture, “Fire on the Hill: Using Ecological Disturbance Theory to Understand Passage of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.” School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, March 31, 2004.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Panel Chair and Discussant, Public Policy and Political Theory panel. Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April, 1992.
Discussant, Rethinking Environmental Policy and Theory panel. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 18, 1995.
Panel Chair and Discussant, Courts, Legal Ideology, and Environmental Policy panel. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 1, 1996.
Panel Discussant, Biopolitics of Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, and Bio-Technology. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Sept 3-6, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts.
Panel Discussant, Autonomy, Morality, and the State. Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting, April 15-18 1999, Chicago, Illinois.
Co-convenor and Participant, MacArthur Environmental Workshops and Roundtable. Bucknell University, April 30-May 1st, 1999.
Panel Discussant, Environmentalist Interpretations of Western Political Thought. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 24-26, 2000, San Jose California.
Co-editor (with John Topagna) of special “Taking On Measure 7” volume of Oregon’s Future (2) No. 4 (Spring 2001).
Co-convenor (with Karen Arabas), Forest Futures Conference. September 25, 2002. Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Sponsored by the Dempsey Foundation.
Section Chair—Political Theory, Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, October 17-19, 2002, Bellevue, WA.
Organizer, Dempsey environmental lecture and campus/community visit by Michael Soule. October 13-15, 2002. Willamette University, Salem Oregon.
Co-convenor (with Karen Arabas), Forest Futures Roundtables on forestry policy, science, and politics. Twice yearly and ongoing.
Co-convenor (with Timothy Luke), Environmental Politics and Theory Workshop. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 10, 2004. Portland Oregon.
Member, Yamhill Basin Council, 1995-1998. Appointed by Polk and Yamhill County Commissioners to natural resource planning committee, authorized by HB 2215 (1993 Oregon State Legislature).
*Chair, College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Committee, 2003-2004.
*Campus Pre-law Advisor
*Faculty advisor for pre-law society.
*Faculty advisor for ECOS, student environmental group.
*2002 Member, Spousal Hiring Taskforce
*September 2000 to 2001. Member, Undergraduate Grants and Awards Committee. Willamette University.
*2000-2001. Chair, Web Registration Task Force, Willamette University
*2000-2001 Search Committee: Evolutionary Biology/Wildlife Ecologist Tenure Track position.
*1996-2001 Faculty advisor for Environmental Careers and Outreach Society (student group).
*September 1998 to 2000. Member, CLA Status Committee. Willamette University.
* 1997-1998, Co-coordinator, World Views Middle East. Willamette University.
*September 1996 to August, 1998. Chair, Undergraduate Grants and Awards Committee. Willamette University.
*1998-1999 Search Committees: History of Science Tenure Track position; Student Activities Director; Willamette Integrated Technologies Director (failed search); Assistant Director of Academic Grants and Awards; Director of Paulus Public Affairs Center;
*1996-1997 Search Committees: Two fixed term (sabbatical) positions in Sociology.
Member, American Political Science Association
Member, Western Political Science Association
Member, Program for Ethics, Science and the Environment
Member, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Member, Ecological Society of America