Sarah Surak (assistant professor) holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Salisbury University. She received her BA in political science (2003) and a Masters of Public Administration (2006) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Ph.D. is in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech (2012). Before returning to school to complete her Ph.D., she worked for five years coordinating campus greening activities at the University of Tennessee--first as a recycling coordinator and then as the sustainability manager. Her teaching and research interests include environmental policy, public policy, environmental political theory, United States policy process, comparative politics, public administration, modern political and social theory, politics of Germany. She is particularly interested in the politics of waste/ing and political and economic governance of garbage. Dr. Surak is currently working on the book Governing waste: Politics, process, and public administration assessing the practice of sustainability and waste management in public administrative.
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