Academic interests

Environmental policy, politics and policies of the European Union, comparative politics.

Awards

  • Outstanding Tenure Track Faculty Award 1996
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) 1997 & 1998
  • IUPUI Faculty Adviser of the Year 2000-01
  • Trustees Teaching Award 2004, 2017
  • Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics (European Commission) 2010-13, 2014-17
  • Fulbright-Schuman Chair in EU-US Relations, College of Europe, Spring 2013

Publications

  • Environmental Politics and Policy  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • Understanding the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 7th ed., 2017)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop) (Palgrave Macmillan, 10th ed., 2016)
  • European Union Politics  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd ed., 2015)
  • The European Union: Politics and Policies  (with Jonathan Olsen) (Westview, 5th ed., 2014)
  • Why Europe Matters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • Comparative Politics in Transition (Wadsworth, 7th ed., 2012)
  • Contemporary Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd ed., 2012)
  • Europeanism (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • The European Superpower (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
  • Environmental Policy in the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan 2001)
  • and articles in Political Quarterly, Environment, Journal of Transatlantic Relations, and Il Politico.

Service

  • Organizer and founder, annual Midwest Model European Union, 1993-2012
  • Chair, Department of Political Science, 2002-2008
  • President, School of Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly, 2002-04
  • Visiting positions at University of Exeter (UK), University of Sussex (UK), College of Europe (Belgium), University of Goettingen (Germany), University of Deusto (Spain).