Associate Professor, Public Policy
Chad J. McGuire carries both professional and academic credentials. He is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, California and Nevada, passing the Nevada bar exam while still a law student. Chad continues to advise private and public organizations on environmental law issues, and is active in providing free legal advice to clients of limited means through local non-profit organizations.
Academically, Chad has a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) and Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Science, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in Law, and a Masters of Legal Letters (LL.M) in Environmental Law.
Chad is currently the program director for the online graduate certificate in environmental policy and supports the graduate programs within the Department of Public Policy. In his capacities, he is responsible for curricula development and student advisement. He is also active in the campus sustainability initiative.
Chad has published over 20 articles in a variety of environmental law and policy venues. Some of the publications include the following:
* Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal
* Natural Resources and Environment
* Environmental Management
* International Environmental Law
* Journal of Sustainable Development
* Journal of Law and Politics
* International Education Studies
* Marine Resources
Chad also has penned two academic texts in the past few years. They include the following titles:
* Environmental Decision-making in Context (2012)
* Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone (2013)
Information on these books can be found at his author's website here:
Chad's expertise has been sought out by a number of media sources. He has been quoted in a number of national news outlets including the New York Times and Boston Globe.
Access to recent work can be found here: