Human Dimensions Research Specialist, Michigan DNR
Biography: Emily is the human dimensions research specialist for the Wildlife Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, working with agency staff and university partners to incorporate social science research and stakeholder engagement in wildlife management and decision making. She earned her PhD in the human dimensions of natural resources management from Cornell University, where she examined the role of stakeholder engagement and the expression of good governance principles in regional and community-based white-tailed deer management decision-making processes. She received her M.S. in forest resources from Oregon State University and her B.S. in recreation resources management and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include public participation in wildlife-related decision making, public trust doctrine, good governance, and community-based natural resources management.