Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2001. Principal research and teaching interests are public policy, environmental policy, comparative public policy and democratic regime stability.
Reenock's primary areas of interest are public policy, U.S. environmental policy, comparative politics and the politics of regime transitions. His research agenda consists of two areas of interest. His first area focuses on solutions to and implications of the delegation problem in regulatory policy. Specifically, he is interested in the legislative manipulation of the design of administrative agencies and the consequences of these institutional choices for the delivery of regulatory policy. His second area focuses on the role of institutions in (de) stabilizing democratic/authoritarian regimes. Specifically, he is interested in explaining why some regimes are relatively more vulnerable to anti-system forces. Among his current research projects are analyses of the impact of political uncertainty on state legislators' preferences toward bureaucratic oversight, the implications of agency design choices for individual-level environmental compliance and the effect of socioeconomic vulnerability on democratic regime stability and citizen support for democracy.
U.S. Environmental Policy
POS 5036: Comparative Public Policy
POS 5091: Introduction to Comparative POlitics and Government