Ford School welcomes Devin Judge-Lord as faculty

August 16, 2023

Devin Judge-Lord joins the Ford School as an assistant professor. He is a political scientist who studies interactions among interest groups, legislators, and bureaucracies. His current work focuses on how public pressure campaigns affect agency rulemaking, especially climate and environmental justice campaigns. His other research projects address legislator behavior and capacity, money in politics, lobbying, and private governance. Judge-Lord will teach a graduate course, “The Politics of Public Policy” in fall 2023.

Judge-Lord was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and Center for American Political Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from Reed College, a Master’s in Environmental Science from Yale University, and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his academic career, Judge-Lord worked in local government and for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

“Devin adds to our political science bench with his focus on the politics of policymaking and implementation while also bringing a strong substantive focus on climate policy and environmental justice,” Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes said. “He joins a growing number of Ford School faculty working in the urgent policy area of environment, climate, and sustainability.”