Elizabeth Corley

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N Central Ave, Ste 480B
Phoenix, AZ 85004-3720
Email: Elizabeth.Corley@asu.edu
Web: http://www.public.asu.edu/~ecorley/


Elizabeth A. Corley is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on technology policy and environmental policy. Her book titled Urban Environmental Policy Analysis (with Heather E. Campbell) was published by M.E. Sharpe in 2012. She is an Advisory Editor for the journal Research Policy. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Evaluation & Program Planning and Journal of Technology Transfer. Professor Corley received a BSCE in Civil Engineering, an MSCE in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, an MS in Environmental Engineering and a PhD in Public Policy - all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


environmental policy; science policy; technology policy


PhD, Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

MS, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

MSCE, Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics, Georgia Institute of Technology

BSCE, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Highest Honor), Georgia Institute of Technology

Journal Articles


Cacciatore, M. A., D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2014. Another (methodological) look at knowledge gaps and the internet's potential for closing them. Public Understanding of Science 23(4):376-394. DOI: 10.1177/0963662512447606. (link)

Huang, W., E. Welch and E. A. Corley. 2014. Public sector voluntary initiatives: The adoption of the environmental management system by public waste water treatment facilities in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 57(10):1531-1551. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.816630. (link)


Corley, E. A., Y. Kim and D. A. Scheufele. 2013. The current status and future direction of nanotechnology regulations: A vew from nano-scientists. Review of Policy Research 30(5):488-511. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12036. (link)

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Campbell, H. E. and E. A. Corley. 2012. Urban Environmental Policy Analysis. M.E. Sharpe Inc. Armonk, NY.

Book Chapters


Corley, E. A. 2010. Scientists' attitudes toward nano. Pp. 704-706 In: Guston, D. H. ed., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage Publications.



Peterson, A., P. Howe, M. White, D. D. White and E. A. Corley. 2006. Expert perspectives on science, politics, and water management in Phoenix. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Peterson, K. A., P. Howe, A. White, D. D. White and E. A. Corley. 2006. Expert perspectives of science, politics, and water management in Phoenix. Poster presented at the May 3, 2006 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)


Redman, C. L., G. Gammage, N. S. Jones, E. A. Corley, J. M. Holway, J. Keane, S. Megdal and R. Quay. 2004. Water supply in Greater Phoenix: Improving regional decision making through university partnerships. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link)



Cacciatore, M. A., D. A. Scheufele, S. K. Yeo, M. A. Xenos, D. Choi, D. Brossard and E. A. Corley. 2013. Misperceptions in polarized politics: The role of knowledge, religiosity, and media. Presentation at the 17-20 June 2013 63rd Annual Conference, Challenging Communication Research, London, UK.

Kim, Y., E. A. Corley and D. A. Scheufele. 2013. The role of social responsibility in leading nano-scientists' perceptions about nanotech research and regulation. Presentation at the 20-21 May 2013 First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona.


Johns, K., J. Melkers and E. A. Corley. 2006. Emerging and developing social networks: Interdisciplinary collaboration with university-based science centers. Paper presented at the 2-4 November 2006 Twenty-Eighth Annual APPAM Research Conference, Tax and Spend: Designing, Implementing, Managing and Evaluating Effective Redistributional Policies, Madison, Wisconsin.

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