Expertise: Collaborative governance; Economics; Planning; Social policy; Environmental policy; Health policy
Dr. William Leach studies collaborative approaches to environmental policymaking and implementation. His research appears in the top journals in public administration, political science, and environmental management. Dr. Leach has directed over $1 million of research sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. EPA, and private philanthropies, and has provided scientific and policy advice to federal and state agencies such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office, National Research Council, and the California Resources Agency. He has taught in the Price School’s Public Administration program since 2013, and previously served as Research Director for the Center for Collaborative Policy at California State University, Sacramento, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration. He earned a PhD in ecology (environmental policy) from UC Davis, a master’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in conservation and resource studies from UC Berkeley.