Walter F. Baber is a Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach. His previous institutions include the University of Nevada, Texas Tech University, and Illinois State University. He was the 2009 Distinguished Fulbright Chair of Environmental Policy at the Turin Polytechnic Institute and University in Italy. In 2012 he was a Visiting Fellow in the Research School for the Social Sciences at Australian National University. The author of many books and research articles, he teaches courses in International Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Law and Institutions, Comparative Environmental Policy, and Organization Theory.