Chad Mcguire

Professor / Chairperson

Public Policy

Curriculum Vitae

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128 Chase Road, Dartmouth 202

Education

2003University of San Diego School of LawLLM
2000Thomas Jefferson School of LawJD
1997University of Massachusetts, DartmouthBS

Teaching

  • Environmental law
  • Environmental policy
  • Sustainability

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Law and policy issues in the context of the marine environment. The course surveys coastal zone management, offshore resource management, marine pollution, and domestic and international ocean policy. Students are offered a broad perspective on legal and administrative issues affecting the oceans worldwide.
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Overview of the responsibilities of a public administrator in the context of specific areas of public management, to create a context of professional understanding for the public policy professional. Areas include organizational structure; strategic planning; management decision-making; staffing, training, and motivating employees; leadership development; budgeting, program design, implementation, and evaluation; ethical considerations for public managers, and providing support to policy makers.
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Overview of the major concepts of administrative law. Students are introduced to the foundations of administrative law, sources and limits of administrative power, agency rulemaking and adjudication, and the process of judicial review. The goal of the course is to provide students with a foundation of administrative law principles, as well as the role those principles have in influencing public policy.
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Overview of the responsibilities of a public administrator in the context of specific areas of public management, to create a context of professional understanding for the public policy professional. Areas include organizational structure; strategic planning; management decision-making; staffing, training, and motivating employees; leadership development; budgeting, program design, implementation, and evaluation; ethical considerations for public managers, and providing support to policy makers.
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Institutional, political, and normative context of the public policy process. The course introduces students to public policy as a concept and process, the major models of public policy, and the foundations of policy analysis. Students gain an introductory understanding of public policy that serves as a foundation for further study.
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The major policy implementation and legitimization stages typical of environmental law and regulation development. The course views environmental problems from the policy perspective, utilizing legal frameworks as a conceptual tool to view government intervention of environmental problems. Students gain understanding of the ways the law establishes frameworks within which policies must be developed and must interact, and the roles of policy professionals in the several stages of development.
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Research

Research Activities

  • Coastal Adaptation Strategies
  • Disproportional Impacts of Environmental Policies

Research

Research Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Management
  • Environmental Justice

Select publications

  • McGuire, Chad (2020).
    Issues in Developing and Implementing an Active Hazard Framework for Coastal Climate Resiliency Planning: A Case Study of US Policy
    Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies
  • McGuire, C., & Goodman, M. (2020).
    Coastal Resiliency Through Value Capture and Transfer: A Framework Proposal
    Coastal Management, 48(2), 57-76.
  • Lynch, D., McGuire, C., & Smith, J. (2020).
    Assessing the US Sulfur Reduction Programme in Massachusetts from an Environmental Justice Framework: Is There Evidence of Disproportionality?
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 9(1), 97-110.

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