Featured Faculty: Tom Koontz

Tom Koontz is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has written extensively on collaborative environmental governance, especially watershed management, both in U.S. states and in Germany in the context of the European Union Water Framework Directive. Tom has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Forestry and Society & Natural Resources, and on the editorial board of Policy Studies Journal and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He is currently collaborating on two book projects: one on the challenges of collaboration and the other on governing complexity through polycentricity. His current research with students examines the use of science and plan implementation in regional watersheds including the Puget Sound.