Dr. Christopher L. Atkinson

Instructor of Sustainability Studies

Dr. Atkinson received a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, and Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in English degrees from George Washington University. He has research interests in public management and policy studies, neo-institutionalism, regulation, and emergency management; his publications reflect considerable interest in environmental policy and sustainability. His dissertation, an analysis of local government impacts on business resilience in disasters, involved surveys, interviews, and fieldwork in New Orleans; the work led to a book project: Toward resilient communities: Examining the impacts of local governments in disasters, and additional research in North Dakota.

Dr. Atkinson has taught coursework in Public Administration since 2003. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Atkinson has worked full-time in equal opportunity and economic development at the local government level for over 15 years.