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Robert W. Rycroft

Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs

Areas of Expertise

Science, technology and public policy; science, technology and complexity; and environmental politics


Robert Rycroft holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and previously was on the faculty at the University of Denver. He received a John Parker Compton post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University upon completing his dissertation.


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma


Dr. Rycroft is coauthor of nine books, the most recent of which is The Complexity Challenge: Technological Innovation for the 21st Century (with Don Kash). Other books include The Acid Rain Controversy; The Risk Professionals; U.S. Energy Policy: Crisis and Complacency; and Energy in the Global Arena. He has also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and government reports. These include articles in Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, Technology Review, R&D Management, Issues in Science and Technology, Technology in Society, and Research-Technology Management.


Classes Taught

IAFF 2190  Environment Policy
IAFF 6151  Environment Policy
IAFF 6159  Science, Technology, and Public Policy