Dr. Juliet CarlisleAssistant Professor of American Politics, Political Behavior, Environmental Politics
Phone: (208) 282-2550
Fax: (208) 282-4833
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007
Juliet Carlisle's research deals with political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy, especially energy policy. In particular, Dr. Carlisle has dedicated a great deal of her time to research focused on public opinion and has investigated issues surrounding environmental concern including what people know about the environment, from where that knowledge originates, and how that knowledge influences their opinions and their behavior with regard to the environment and offshore oil drilling.
Dr. Carlisle's dissertation drew upon research in political socialization, environmental attitudes, and knowledge acquisition to assess what American high school seniors know about the environment and the source of that knowledge. Specifically, she compares the varying influence of factors related to school and curriculum, family, individual characteristics, and one's background.
Dr. Carlisle is co-author of a book manuscript that explores energy policy during energy crises with specific attention focused on the role of public opinion, business interests, and environmental activists. She is Co-PI on a $200K grant funded by the Idaho National Laboratory for which an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to incorporate both GIS and public opinion survey data to create an energy transmission siting tool.
Most recently, Dr. Carlisle, with a team of researchers, has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a similar siting tool for solar energy. Her primary role in both projects is with regard to the construction and administration of the survey instrument and consultation on how best to incorporate the survey results into the tools. Please check out her complete ISU Curriculum Vitae page.
- POLS 1101 - Introduction to American Politics
- POLS 4427/5527 - Voting and Public Opinion
- POLS 3350 / WS 4405 - Women in Politics
- POLS 4401 Political Parties and Interest Groups
- POLS 4404/5504 - Legislative Process (Simulation)
- POLS 6613 - Political Socialization (Graduate Seminar)
- POLS 6614 - Congress (Graduate Seminar)
1. The Public's Trust in Scientific Claims Regarding Offshore Oil Drilling (with Eric R.A.N. Smith, Kristy Michaud, Leeanna Smith, and Jessica Feezell). Public Understanding of Science, 19 (Fall 2010), 514-527.
2. The Relationship between Cultural Values and Political Ideology, and the Role of Political Knowledge (with Kristy Michaud and Eric R.A.N Smith). Political Psychology, 30 (Winter 2009), 27-42.
3. Nimbyism vs. Environmentalism in Energy Development Attitudes (with Kristy Michaud and Eric R.A.N. Smith). Environmental Politics, 17 (Winter 2008), 20-39.
4. Postmaterialism vs. Egalitarianism as Predictors of Energy-related Attitudes (with Eric R.A.N. Smith). Environmental Politics, 14 (2005), 527-40.
5. Public Attitudes toward Oil and Gas Drilling among Californians: Support, Risk Perceptions, Trust, and Nimbyism (with Eric R.A.N. Smith and Kristy Michaud). Report to the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, July, 2004.