Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Arthur Thurnau Professor at the Ford School, and director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), with additional appointments in the Department of Political Science, the Program in the Environment, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Much of his recent research examines sub-federal development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases in the United States and other federal systems. In 2006, Barry became the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his contribution to both scholarship and policymaking. Barry is a fellow of the National Academic of Public Administration and has served on NAPA panels as well as the 2013-14 National Resource Council Committee on Shale Gas Risks and Governance. He teaches public management, environmental policy, and a seminar on climate change at the Ford School.
Beginning in summer 2015, Barry will spend one year on leave at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in DC as a Public Policy Scholar.