Elizabeth Corley

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

Elizabeth.Corley@asu.edu
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School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N Central Ave, Ste 480B
Phoenix, AZ 85004-3720

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.

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

2014

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)

2013

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)

Ho, S. S., D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2013. Factors influencing public benefits-outweigh-risks perception of nanotechnology: Assessing the roles of mass media, interpersonal communication, and elaborative processing. Public Understanding of Science 22(5):606-623. DOI: 10.1177/0963662511417936. (link)

2012

Abbott, K. W., G. E. Marchant and E. A. Corley. 2012. Soft law oversight mechanisms for nanotechnology. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 52(3):279-312.

Anderson, A. A., D. A. Scheufele, D. Brossard and E. A. Corley. 2012. The role of media and deference to scientific authority in cultivating trust in sources of information about emerging technologies. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 24(2):225-237. DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edr032. (link)

Binder, A. R., M. A. Cacciatore, D. A. Scheufele, B. R. Shaw and E. A. Corley. 2012. Measuring risk/benefit perceptions of emerging technologies and their potential impact on communication of public opinion toward science. Public Understanding of Science 21(7):830-847. DOI: 10.1177/0963662510390159. (link)

Corley, E. A., Y. Kim and D. A. Scheufele. 2012. Public challenges of nanotechnology regulation. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 52(3):371-381. (link)

Ladwig, P., K. E. Dalrymple, D. Brossard, D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2012. Perceived familiarity or factual knowledge? Comparing operationalizations of scientific understanding. Science and Public Policy 39(6):761-774. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scs048. (link)

2011

Cacciatore, M. A., D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2011. From enabling technology to applications: The evolution of risk perceptions about nanotechnology. Public Understanding of Science 20(3):385-404. DOI: 10.1177/0963662509347815. (link)

Corley, E. A., Y. Kim and D. A. Scheufele. 2011. Leading US nano-scientists' perceptions about media coverage and the public communication of scientific research findings. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 1312(12):7041-7055. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-011-0617-3. (link)

Ho, S. S., D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2011. Value predispositions, mass media, and attitudes toward nanotechnology: The interplay of public and experts. Science Communication 33(2):167-200. DOI: 10.1177/1075547010380386. (link)

Youtie, J., S. Carley, P. Shapira, E. A. Corley and D. A. Scheufele. 2011. Perceptions and actions: Relationships of views on risk with citation actions of nanotechnology scientists. Research Evaluation 20(5):377-388. DOI: 10.3152/095820211X1317648443601. (link)

Youtie, J. and E. A. Corley. 2011. Federally sponsored multidisciplinary research centers: Learning, evaluation, and vicious circles. Evaluation and Program Planning 34(1):13-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2010.05.002. (link)

2010

Corley, E. A. and M. Sabharwal. 2010. Scholarly collaboration and productivity patterns in public administration: Analysing recent trends. Public Administration 88(2):627-648. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2010.01830.x. (link)

Gaughan, M. and E. A. Corley. 2010. Science faculty at US research universities: The impacts of university research center-affiliation and gender on industrial activities. Technovation 30(3):215-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2009.12.001. (link)

Ho, S. S., D. A. Scheufele and E. A. Corley. 2010. Making sense of policy choices: Understanding the roles of value predispositions, mass media, and cognitive processing in public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 12(8):2703-2715. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-010-0038-8. (link)

2009

Corley, E. A., D. A. Scheufele and Q. Hu. 2009. Of risks and regulations: How leading U.S. nano-scientists form policy stances about nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 11(7):1573-1595.

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2009. 35 Years and 160,000 articles: A bibliometric exploration of the evolution of ecology. Scientometrics 80(3):657-682. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-2099-3. (link)

Sabharwal, M. and E. A. Corley. 2009. Faculty job satisfaction across gender and discipline. The Social Science Journal 46(3):539-556. DOI: 10.1016/j.soscij.2009.04.015. (link)

Scheufele, D. A., E. A. Corley, T. Shih, K. E. Dalrymple and S. S. Ho. 2009. Religious beliefs and public attitudes toward nanotechnology in Europe and the United States. Nature Nanotechnology 4(2):91-94. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2008.361. (link)

2008

Boardman, P. C. and E. A. Corley. 2008. University research centers and the composition of research collaborations. Research Policy 37(5):900-913. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.012. (link)

Sabharwal, M. and E. A. Corley. 2008. Categorization of minority groups in academic science and engineering. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 14(4):427-446. DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v14.i4.50. (link)

White, D. D., E. A. Corley and M. S. White. 2008. Water managers' perceptions of the science-policy interface in Phoenix, Arizona: Implications for an emerging boundary organization. Society and Natural Resources 21(3):230-243.

2007

Corley, E. A. 2007. A use-and-transformation model for evaluating public R&D: Ilustrations from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) research. Evaluation and Program Planning 30(1):21-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2006.09.001. (link)

Corley, E. A. and M. Sabharwal. 2007. Foreign-born academic scientists and engineering: Producing more and getting less than their U.S.-born peers?. Research in Higher Education 48(8):909-940. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-007-9055-6. (link)

Minteer, B. A. and E. A. Corley. 2007. Conservation or preservation? A qualitative study of the conceptual foundations of natural resource management. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20(4):307-333. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-007-9040-2. (link)

Scheufele, D. A., E. A. Corley, S. Dunwoody, T. Shih, E. Hillback and D. H. Guston. 2007. Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. Nature Nanotechnology 2(12):732-734. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.392. (link)

2006

Corley, E. A., P. C. Boardman and B. Bozeman. 2006. Design and the management of multi-institutional research collaborations: Theoretical implications from two case studies. Research Policy 36(7):975-993. DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2006.05.003. (link)

2005

Corley, E. A. 2005. How do career strategies, gender, and work environment affect faculty productivity levels in university-based science centers. Review of Policy Research 22(5):637-655. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.2005.00161.x. (link)

Corley, E. A. and M. Gaughan. 2005. Scientists' participaton in university research centers: What are the gender differences?. The Journal of Technology Transfer 30(4):371-381. DOI: 10.1007/s10961-005-2582-4. (link)

2004

Corley, E. A. 2004. US National Forest policies regarding logging: A case study of citizens and scientists in the Chattahoochee National Forests. Policy Studies 25(2):103-120. DOI: 10.1080/0144287042000262198. (link)

Minteer, B. A., E. A. Corley and R. E. Manning. 2004. Environmental ethics beyond principle? The case for a pragmatic contextualism. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17(2):131-156. DOI: 10.1023/B:JAGE.0000017392.71870.1f. (link)

2003

Corley, E. A., L. DeHart-Davis, J. Lindner and M. O. Rodgers. 2003. Inspection/maintenance program evaluation: Replicating the Denver Step Method for an Atlanta fleet. Environmental Science & Technology 37(12):2801-2806. DOI: 10.1021/es015736q. (link)

2002

DeHart-Davis, L., E. A. Corley and M. O. Rodgers. 2002. Evaluating vehicle inspection/maintenance programs using on-road emissions data: The Atlanta Reference Method. Evaluation Review 26(2):111-146. DOI: 10.1177/0193841X02026002001. (link)

Books

2012

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

Book Chapters

2010

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

Posters

2006

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)

2004

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)

Presentations

2013

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.

2006

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.

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2006. How climate changed ecology: A bibliometric analysis of the changing focus of ecological research. Presentation at the 13-18 August 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Big Sky, Montana.

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2006. How climate changed ecology: A bibliometric analysis of the changing focus of ecological research. Paper presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Icons and Upstarts in Ecology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Welch, E., J. Melkers and E. A. Corley. 2006. Building and benefiting from center-based interdisciplinary research: Analysis of process and outcomes. Paper presented at the 27-29 September 2006 Technology Transfer Society Conference, Next Generation Innovation: New Approaches and Policy Designs, Atlanta, Georgia.

2005

Corley, E. A. 2005. Assessing the capacity for innovating. Panel discussant, paper presented at 3-5 November 2005 Twenty-Seventh Annual APPAM Research Conference, Understanding and Informing Policy Design, Washington, D.C.

Gaughan, M. and E. A. Corley. 2005. Scientists' participation in university research centers: What are the gender differences?. Presentation at the 28 September 2005 Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

White, D. D. and E. A. Corley. 2005. Citizen and expert perspectives on water sustainability in Arizona. Presented at the August 5, 2005 Arizona Water Summit, Flagstaff, AZ.

2004

Corley, E. A. and B. Bozeman. 2004. Evaluating research as a "knowledge value collective": The case study of polycystic ovarian syndrome research. Presentation at the 28-30 October 2004 Twenty-Sixth Annual APPAM Research Conference, Creating and Using Evidence in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Atlanta, GA.

2003

Corley, E. A. 2003. The technology divide: Distributed consequences of science and technology policy. Paper presented at the 6-8 November 2003 Twenty-Fifth Annual APPAM Research Conference,The "M in APPAM": Taking a Special Look at the Capacity of Government to Implement Public Policies. Washington, D.C.

2001

Corley, E. A. 2001. Temporal scales and logging in the Cattahoochee National Forest: A content analysis and reflections on public involvement. Presentation at the 1-3 November 2001 Twenty-Third Annual APPAM Research Conference, Public Policy Analysis and Public Policy: Making the Connection, Washington, D.C.

2000

Corley, E. A., B. Bozeman and M. Gaughan. 2000. Constraints on the careers and productivity of women scientists: Implications for research policy. Presentation at the 2-4 November 2000 Twenty-Second Annual APPAM Research Conference, Doing and Using Public Policy Analysis and Management Research, Seattle, WA.