Professor and Gund Chair of the Liberal Arts (2006)

Professor Bartlett teaches courses in US environmental politics, comparative environmental politics, international environmental governance, and policy analysis. His current research focuses on environmental democracy, namely, the applicability of theories of deliberative democracy to environmental policy and politics and, in turn, the implications of practical policy considerations for theorizing about deliberative democracy. His main current project is on democracy, earth system governance, and the Anthropocene. He has twice been a Senior Fulbright Scholar (New Zealand and Ireland). In spring 2007 he was the Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policies at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy.


  • (With Walter F. Baber) Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015.
  • (With Debashish Munshi and Priya Kurian) "Sustainable Citizenship for a Technological World: Negotiating Deliberative Dialectics," Citizenship Studies 18 (3-4, 2014): 435-451.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) "Green Political Ideas and Environmental Policy." In the Oxford Handbook on U.S. Environmental Policy, ed. Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • (With Walter F. Baber) "International Law and Global Climate Change." In The Oxford Handbook on Climate Change and Society, ed. John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard and David Schlosberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Awards and Recognition

  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Award, 2012
  • University of Vermont University Scholar, 2016

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Environmental policy and politics, green politics and political theory, democracy, environmental policy, and international jurisprudence


  • PhD, Political Science, Indiana University
  • MPA, Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • BA, Political Science, Indiana University


  • 802-656-8142
Office Location:

Old Mill 501

Office Hours:

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