Shannon Lea Watkins

Public Affairs Ph.D.

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Phone:
(484) 680‐2964
Email:
Shannon.l.watkins@gmail.com
Campus:
IU Bloomington

Résumé/CV

HSS
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA
94132

Education

  • Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2015
  • B.Phil., University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh, 2009

Biography

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco State University, August 2015 –
  • Successfully defended dissertation, September 2015
  • Recipient of competitive grants from the US Forest Service, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council; US Forest Service Northwest Research Station; Indiana View Consortium; The Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, & U.S. Steel Foundation
  • Published in peer-reviewed journals including Environment and Behavior and Landscape and Urban Planning

Courses Taught

  • E162: Environment and People (Instructor of record)
  • V507: Data Analysis and Modeling for Public affairs (Teaching assistant)

Selected Publications

News Articles

Research Interests

Environmental policy, environmental equity and justice, urban social ecological systems, public policy effectiveness

Dissertation

Trees, Communities, and Equity: Nonprofit Tree Planting and the Coproduction of Urban Forests

Committee: Burney Fischer(chair), Matthew Baggetta, Ken Richards, Kosali Simon

Job Market Paper

“Is planting equitable? An examination of the spatial distribution of nonprofit urban tree-planting programs by canopy cover, income, race, and ethnicity” (With S.K. Mincey, J. Vogt, & S. Sweeney), Environment and Behavior, 1-31 (2016) 

Grants & Funding

  • The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. The relationship between urban trees, race and income: a meta-analysis. 2015.
  • U.S. Forest Service, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (with Fischer, Vogt, & Mincey). “Trees and People” – A Two-Way Street: A Research Program to Assess the Direct and Indirect Effects of Urban Tree Planting Programs in the Face of Climate Change. 2012-15.
  • U.S. Forest Service, Northwest Research Station (with Fischer, Vogt, Mincey, & Bergmann). Evaluating the impacts for neighborhoods from nonprofit urban forestry. 2013-2018.
  • Indiana View Consortium Internal Grant Program (with Fischer & Thurau). Indiana University Land Cover Change Assessment. 2014.
  • Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA) travel grant. 2014.
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs tuition and annual stipend. 2010-14.
  • United States Steel Foundation. Public Goods vs. Private Rights: Analyzing Government Inefficiencies in Environmental Protection. 2009.

Presentations

  • Watkins, S. L. & E. C. Gerrish (2016). The relationship between urban trees, race and income: A meta-analysis. Delivered at the Geography and Environment Forum, San Francisco State University, April 6, San Francisco CA. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S. L. & E. C. Gerrish (2016). The relationship between urban trees, race and income: A meta-analysis. Delivered at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, March 29-April 2, San Francisco CA. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S. L. & E. C. Gerrish (2015). The relationship between urban trees, race and ethnicity and income: A meta-analysis. Delivered at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference, November 12-14, Miami FL. (Oral presentation.)
  • Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, S.L. Watkins, B.C. Fischer, S.E. Widney, R. Bergmann, L. Westphal, S. Sweeney. (2015). Neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry: Results of a 5-city study. Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture 91st Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 8-12, Orlando, FL. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.E. Widney, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2015). The distributional results of current land use decisions: might nonprofit street tree plantings reduce disparity in urban canopy cover? Delivered at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-25, Chicago IL. (Oral presentation.)
  • Vogt, J.M., S.E. Widney, S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S. Sweeney & L. Westphal. (2015). Tree survival in social-ecological systems: results of a 5-city study. Delivered at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-25, Chicago IL. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L., S. Sweeney, S.K. Mincey & J.M Vogt. (2015). Do nonprofit street tree plantings reduce neighborhood disparity in urban tree canopy cover? Delivered at the Association of SPEA PhD Students Annual Conference, April 10, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L. (2015). The public good nature of the urban forest and implications for management. Workshop Colloquia presentation at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, April 8, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation and working paper.)
  • Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do neighborhood street-tree plantings yield social benefits? Delivered at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference, November 6-8, Albuquerque NM. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Does participation in non-profit urban tree-planting programs improve neighborhoods? Examining the impact of collective action on neighborhood residents. Delivered at the International Union of Forest Resource Organizations World Conference, October 5-11, Salt Lake City UT. (Poster presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do neighborhood street-tree plantings yield social benefits? Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 90th Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, Milwaukee WI. (Oral presentation.)
  • Watkins, S.L.  (2013). Lessons Learned from Pilot Study of Communities to Examine Effects of Urban Tree Planting Programs. Delivered at the Center For Survey Research Design Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn, October 23, Bloomington IN. (Oral Presentation.)
  • Watkins S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, R.A. Bergmann & B.C. Fischer. (2013). A research design for evaluating the outcomes of neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry. Workshop Colloquia presentation at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, April 17, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation and working paper.)
  • Vogt J.M. & S.L. Watkins. (2013). Modeling urban tree growth and survival as social-ecological systems. Association of SPEA PhD Students Annual Conference, March 29, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation and conference paper.)
  • Ringquist, E. J., E. Baldwin, O. Saulters & S.L. Watkins. (2012). Environmental Equity and Management at the Facility Level. Delivered at the APPAM Annual Research Conference, November 8-10, Baltimore MD. (Oral presentation.)