Elizabeth Koebele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Koebele


Elizabeth Koebele is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. The focus of her work is on environmental policy.

Koebele received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in environmental studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was a research affiliate with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) and a graduate research fellow with NSF's Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Prior to that, she graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, as a proud first-generation college student.

Koebele's research and teaching interests include collaborative environmental governance, water in the West (Colorado River and Lake Tahoe Basin), urban water management, disasters and hazards policy (wildfire and flooding), public policy theory and qualitative/mixed methods. She is particularly interested in how collaborative approaches to policymaking shape the policy process and its outcomes.

Her work has been published in numerous academic journals such as Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Review of Policy Research, and Water Resources Research. Please inquire for a full CV.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
  • M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014
  • B.A., English Literature, Arizona State University, 2010
  • B.A., Secondary Education, Arizona State University, 2010