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  • Ross Astoria, JD, PhD

  • Associate Professor - Political Science & Law
  • Politics-Philosophy-Law
  • (262) 595-2067
  • astoria@uwp.edu
Biography
Dr. Astoria grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and lived in Virginia, Arizona, California, and Wisconsin.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Dr. Astoria teaches courses in Public Law, Public Policy, and Political Philosophy, including Constitutional Law, Introduction to Law, Ancient and Contemporary Political Theory, and Environmental and Global Warming Policy.

Research Interests

Dr. Astoria's research is in global warming policy and governance. He has published on international trade law, utility law, New York's Reforming the Energy Vision, and California's Cap-and-Trade program.

Consulting Interests

Dr. Astoria regularly provides policy advance to non-profits working on greenhouse gas mitigation policy.
Publications
Selected Publications

2018: Low Income Households in New York's Reforming the Energy Vision, Edward Elgar Publishing (10 pages (5,000 words) pp.)

2017: The Radicality of New York's Reforming the Energy Vision, The Electricity Journal (54-58 pp.)

2015: Design of an International Trade Law Compliant Carbon Border Adjustment, Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (17,000 words pp.)

2014: The Export Clause and the Constitutionality of a National Cap and Trade CO₂ Mitigation Policy , Georgetown Journal International Environmal Law (117 (about 30 page) pp.)

: Pluralism and Anti-Catholicism in Late 19th Century Church-State Litigation: The Wisconsin Supreme Court and Weiss v. Edgerton, Journal of Law and Religion (42 double spaced (15,800 words) pp.)

2013: Climate Hawks and California's Carbon Offset Protocols, Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law (30 (1.5 line spacing) (12,300 words) pp.)

2012: “Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” , Journal of Church and State (4 pp.)

2012: Equality and the Endorsement Test, Rutgers Camden Journal of Law and Religion (20 (single spaced) (8,900 words) pp.)

2012: "Why Do Citizens Litigate Over the Ten Commandments: A Case Study from Tennessee", Quinnipiac Law Review (40 pages pp.)

Key Service Activities

College Service

2015: Committee Member - General Education Committee

University Service

2016: Chairperson - Lecture and Fine Arts Committee
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

POLS 310 CONST LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES
POLS 302 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
POLS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTS 495 SENIOR SEMINAR INTERNATNL STDS
POLS 445 SENIOR SEMINAR POLITICAL SCI

Fall 2017

POLS 320 CONST LAW:STRUCTR/PWR US GOVT
PHIL 307 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
POLS 307 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
POLS 494 INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENC
POLS 116 INTRODUCTION TO LAW
POLS 202 PUBLIC POLICY

Spring 2017

POLS 400 INTERNSHIP

Summer 2016

POLS 400 INTERNSHIP

Spring 2016

POLS 310 CONST LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES
POLS 302 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
POLS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
POLS 400 INTERNSHIP
POLS 312 INTRO GLOBAL WARMNG POLICY&GOV
POLS 312 INTRO GLOBAL WARMNG POLICY&GOV

Fall 2015

POLS 320 CONST LAW:STRUCTR/PWR US GOVT
POLS 400 INTERNSHIP
INTS 494 INTERNSHIP INTERNATNL STUDIES
POLS 116 INTRODUCTION TO LAW
POLS 444 MOCK TRIAL TRAVEL TEAM

Summer 2015

POLS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Spring 2015

PHIL 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
POLS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
POLS 400 INTERNSHIP
POLS 312 INTRO GLOBAL WARMNG POLICY&GOV
POLS 312 INTRO GLOBAL WARMNG POLICY&GOV
POLS 445 SENIOR SEMINAR POLITICAL SCI

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