Eric Lindquist has been named the new director of the Public Policy Center in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at Boise State University.
In keeping with Boise State’s role and mission in public affairs, the Public Policy Center is involved in important applied research and training activities that have major statewide impact. In addition to specialized projects funded by grants and contracts, the center develops research materials that are used by public officials throughout Idaho.
Lindquist’s research focuses on transportation, science and technology policy, and sustainability and environmental planning and policy. He has reviewed manuscripts for Policy Studies Journal, Review of Policy Research and Regional Environmental Change, and served on the proposal reviews panel for the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.
Lindquist comes to Boise State from Texas A&M University, where he served as associate director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and as an adjunct professor for the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He earned a Ph.D. in political science, a master’s degree in urban and regional science and a bachelor’s degree in geography, all at Texas A&M.