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David Johns

Office: URBN 670A
Phone: 503.725.3251

David Johns (J.D. 1980 Columbia University, M.A. 1978 Columbia University) is Adjunct Professor of Political Science. He teaches courses on US constitutional law and politics, politics and the environment and politics and film. Professor Johns has taught at Oregon State University and the Institute for Policy Studies. He was an International Fellow at Columbia University, served in the Carter Administration in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and was an advisor to Environment Canada on the Earth Charter. He was a founding co-editor of New Political Science and serves on the board of the Society for Conservation Biology, the professional society of natural and social scientists focused on biodiversity. Professor Johns has published and spoken widely on science, politics and conservation and is author of A New Conservation Politics (2009). He was awarded the Denver Zoological Foundation Conservation Award in 2007. His current research is focused on social movements and the reasons for their successes and failures.