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Dr. Steve Bissell - PhD in Public Admin class of 1993

Steve Bissell



Steve worked at the Colorado Division of Wildlife for over 25 years as a Wildlife Conservation Officer, Non-game and Endangered Species Biologist, Land Use Coordinator, Human Dimensions/ Responsive Management Coordinator, and Head of Environmental Education. Steve is currently an Associate Faculty member at University College, University of Denver, teaching graduate level courses in the Environmental Policy and Management program. Steve is Senior Associate for Qualitative Research with Responsive Management, a private consulting firm specializing in the social science aspects of wildlife management, conservation, and environmental policy.

At the broadest level, Steve’s area of proficiency is environmental policy analysis. More specifically Steve offers expertise in social science research combined with a strong background in the technical aspects of natural resource management, especially wildlife ecology and conservation biology. Steve specializes in qualitative research techniques although he also has extensive experience in traditional, quantitative research. The techniques he is most familiar with and have the most experience in are: Focus Groups, Semi-Structured Interviews, Delphi Groups, Qualitative Content Analysis, Nominal Group Analysis, and Case Study Research. Additionally, Steve offers expertise and extensive experience in organizational analysis and administration. His teaching experience includes administrative and practical experience at the K-12 level in environmental education, undergraduate college level experience in natural resource management, and graduate level experience in natural resource management and environmental policy.

Steve’s current professional interests are in the societal and cultural aspects of environmental policy and environmental ethics. He is especially interested in the application of integrated social science research to natural resource management, policy formulation and analysis. He has a strong commitment to the development of ethical environmental policy and a strong interest in expanding the scope of his proficiency in national and international issues. Steve is committed to advancing environmental education at all levels and in furthering the application of modern natural resource conservation science as widely as possible. Steve spent approximately eight months of each year visiting public and private conservation programs in Central America, Asia, and Africa. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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