Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada

Environment & Society

Professor and Program Director

Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: BNR 270A
Phone: (435) 797-2487
Email: joanna.endter-wada@usu.edu
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Dr. Endter-Wada is a Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Social Science. She leads the WaterMAPS™ program and co-directs the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Graduate Certificate Program. Her research focuses on water policy and on understanding people’s interactions with their environments and with each other in the use of natural resources. She is currently conducting research on Great Salt Lake, urban landscape water use and conservation, human dimensions of drought and climate change, and wetland management. During her professional career, Dr. Endter-Wada has been involved in many interdisciplinary academic programs and research projects and served at state and federal levels in policy-related appointments. She holds MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Irvine.

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ENVS 6320 - Water Law and Policy in the United States
NEPA Graduate Certificate Program (curriculum manager)

Graduate Students

Chris McGinty - Ph.D. Ecology

Program Director

National Environmental Policy Act Graduate Certificate Program

Other Departmental and Program Affiliations

Center for Water Efficient Landscaping (CWEL)
Ecology Center

Selected Publications
Google Scholar Citations