University of Vermont

Clare Ginger

Clare Ginger

Associate Professor / Director of Natural Resources Program

Phone: 802-656-2698
Office: 308F Aiken Center

Areas of Interest

Policy and planning processes with applications to environmental issues. Research includes a focus on administrative arrangements and organizational dynamics of generating, interpreting, and implementing policy. Current projects include forest and watershed planning in Vermont and New England, and organizational dynamics of population, health, and environment projects in less-developed countries.

Instructional Program

Natural Resources


Ph.D. 1995 Urban, Technological, and Environmental Planning, University of Michigan
M.S. 1992 Natural Resources, University of Michigan
M.S.L. 1987 Studies in Law, Vermont Law School (magna cum laude)
A.B. 1981 Biology, University of Chicago Academic

Selected Publications

Emery, M. R., C. Ginger, S. Newman, and M. R. B. Giammusso. 2003. Special forest products in context: Gatherers and gathering in the eastern United States. General Technical Report, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station.

Ginger, C. 2003. Access and participation in a government agency. In M. Feldman, J. Bell, and M. Berger (Eds.), Gaining access: A practical and theoretical guide for qualitative researchers. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

Ginger, C., Cava, FJ, Gibson, M., & Zinn, F. 2002. Organizational Analysis and Action Planning. Workshop Report, Population and Environment Fellows Program, Ann Arbor, MI.

Ginger, C. 2002. Current directions for environmental policy and management (review of 5 titles in environmental policy). American Review of Public Administration 32(1), 100-110.

Hurley, J., Ginger, C., & Capen, D. 2002. Property concepts, ecological thought, and ecosystem management: A case of conservation policy-making by the State of Vermont. Society and Natural Resources 15(2), 297-314.