Sam Gallaher is a current Ph.D. student at the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include the broad umbrella under community development through a merger of social and environmental contexts. Specifically he is interested in investigating local government decision making processes and their role in neighborhood associations and promoting stronger community relationships and environmental stewardship. His current research at SPA includes investigating natural gas development policies and management, school choice policy, and understanding the theories of the policy process. Prior to these endeavors Sam was involved with researching the history of Colorado’s water policy, evaluating individual level behavior during natural disasters and evacuations, and conducting a needs assessment for the Colorado Department of Human Services.
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