Peter Chaillé, Ph.D.

NTT Faculty and Undergraduate Curriculum Lead for Public Administration Department

Contact Information
Office: URBN 670 A
Telephone: 503.725.9311

Peter Chaillé, Ph.D., is a NTT Faculty and the Undergraduate Curriculum Lead for the Department of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. He teaches courses in civic engagement and leadership, ecology, environment and natural resources, and science education. Dr. Chaillé serves as faculty advisor for the Civic Leadership Minor, and coordinator for University Studies’ Leading Social Change cluster. He is also an affiliate Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education.

Before arriving at Portland State, Dr. Chaillé developed a graduate program focused on linking conservation and poverty alleviation in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle while working for the Mars Corporation in partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Fuqua School of Business, and Mercy Corps. He conducted his postdoctoral work at the Centre for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology in Hong Kong, building an understanding of the effects of acidification and hypoxia on valuable and threatened marine species around the Pacific Rim.

 In addition, Dr. Chaillé serves as Executive Director and faculty at the Tatoosh School, a nonprofit offering undergraduate and graduate courses in ecology and public policy in southern southeast Alaska. In his role at the school, Dr. Chaillé has built a foundation for community-based learning in a field setting, working with a diverse set of guest lecturers to cultivate a rich learning environment. He also maintains a long-term ecological research program, providing students and research assistants with opportunities to conduct data collection and analysis on a rapidly changing landscape.

Dr. Chaillé holds a B.S. in Aquatic Biology, a M.A. in Comparative Physiology and a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.