Dr. Donna L. LybeckerAssociate Professor of International Relations, Environmental Politics, Comparative Politics
Office: Graveley Hall, North Wing, 307
Phone: (208) 282-3331
Fax: (208) 282-4833
Ph.D. Colorado State University, 2003
Donna L. Lybecker's research interests include the U.S.-Mexico border, environmental politics in the Western U.S. and Latin America, and the framing of political issues. Dr. Lybecker has co-author two books, Great Debates in Environmental History with B. Black (2009), and Pathways to Conflict and Cooperation with G. Hastedt and V. Shannon (2011).
Dr. Lybecker previously worked as a contractor with the U.S. Geological Survey and as a post-doc with the U.S. Forest Service. She continues her research with these scholars. Dr. Lybecker is currently the adviser of ISU's International Affairs Council, a student-run organization that sponsors and conducts ISU's annual Frank Church Symposium on International Affairs.
Outside of ISU, Dr. Lybecker is a member of the Executive Council for the Western Social Science Association and an Associate Editor for the Social Science Journal. She also works with the International Journal for Sustainable Society.
- POLS 1101 - Introduction to American Government
- POLS 2221 - Introduction to International Relations: International Politics
- POLS 3331 - Comparative Politics: Framework for Analysis – Comparative Government
- POLS 4435/5535; IS 3301 - US Political Borders: Mexico and Canada (Topics in National and Regional Studies: Comparative Government)
- POLS 4435/5535; IS 3301 - South American Politics (Topics in National and Regional Studies: Comparative Government)
- POLS 4435/5535; IS 3301 - Politics of Central America and the Caribbean (Topics in National and Regional Studies: Comparative Government)
- POLS 4455/5555 - Environmental Politics and Policy
- POLS 4491 - Seminar (Independent studies for undergraduate students)
- POLS 5591 - Seminar (Independent studies for graduate students)
- POLS 6615 - Graduate Seminar in World Politics
- POLS 6621 - Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar
- POLS 6649 - Research Problems (graduate level)
- POLS 6669 - Independent Problems (graduate level)
- IS 2200/4400 - Simulation
- IS 3300 - Travel and Study Abroad
- IS 3350 - International Symposium
- IS 4493 - Senior Thesis
1. Pathways to Conflict and Cooperation (with Glenn Hastedt and Vaughn Shannon). Book under contract with CQ Press (2011).
2. The Story of Good Citizenship: Framing Public Policy in the Context of Duty-Based versus Engaged Citizenship (with Mark McBeth and Kacee Garner). Politics and Policy, Vol. 38, No. 1 (2010), 1-23.
3. The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and Transboundary Conservation across the U.S.-Mexico Border (with Stephen P. Mumme, Osiris Gaona, and Carols Manterola). Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico. Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Emily D. McGovern, Robert G. Varady, and Karl W. Flessa, eds. Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona Press (2009).
4. The Policy of Border Fencing between the U.S. and Mexico: Permeability and Shifting Functions. Journal of the Southwest, Vol. 50, No. 3, (2008), 335-352.
5. Great Debates in Environmental History (with Brian C. Black). Greenwood Publishing (2008).
6. Use of the Legal-Institutional Analysis Model in Mexican Environmental Disputes. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Vol. 11, No. 1, (2008), 85-102.