Nives Dolšak is the Stan and Alta Barer Professor in Sustainability Science and the Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Between 2012 and 2018, she served as a visiting professor at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She received her Joint Ph.D. from School of Public & Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Dolšak serves on the Science Panel of the Puget Sound Partnership. She is the recipient of the University of Washington’s College of the Environment Outstanding Community Impact (2018) and the Outstanding Teaching Faculty (2013) awards. Her co-authored paper, “Factors impacting investments in energy efficiency and clean technologies: empirical evidence from Slovenian manufacturing firms”, published by Journal of Cleaner Production, was recognized among “The Ten Most Resounding Research Achievements of the University of Ljubljana in 2016”.
Research projects: Prof. Nives Dolšak studies environmental policy at the internationl, national, and sub-national level in the U.S. and in EU. Her current research project examine (1) the role of civil society and media in environmental policy adoption; (2) private sector’s activities in climate change mitigation and adaptation; and (3) the role of social media in corporate environmentalism.