University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science


Faculty - Deborah Lynn Guber

Associate Professor Deborah Lynn Guber

Deborah Lynn Guber Associate Professor (1998)

Area of expertise

American Politics, National Elections, Electoral Behavior and Public Opinion

Contact Information
Office: Old Mill Room 519
Phone: 802.656.4062

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday - 1:00-3:00 or by appointment.

Webite: Faculty website

Professor Guber’s teaching and research interests include U.S. national elections and electoral behavior, public opinion, and environmental politics. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science Quarterly, Society and Natural Resources, State and Local Government Review, and the Journal of Statistics Education.  She has also written a full-length book on the public's concern for the environment and their willingness to translate their beliefs into action, titled The Grassroots of a Green Revolution: Polling America on the Environment (2003), published by The MIT Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Her recent work includes an article on the origins of the Adirondack Park in the Journal of Policy History (2010), as well as two pieces with Christopher J. Bosso. The first, titled "'High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment:' Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics" appears in Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft's popular text, Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 8th edition (CQ Press, 2012). The second, on "Issue Framing, Agenda Setting, and Environmental Discourse," is published in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Her latest project, "A Cooling Climate for Change? Party Polarization and the Politics of Global Warming," is in the January 2013 issue of American Behavioral Scientist.