Tanya Heikkila is the Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. She researches and teaches policy processes and environmental governance with a focus on conflict and collaboration in the context of interstate watersheds, large-scale ecosystem restoration programs, and unconventional oil and gas development.
Tanya has published numerous articles and books on these topics and has participated in several interdisciplinary research and education projects. She enjoys collaborating with faculty and students, especially through the Workshop in Policy Process Research at CU Denver, which she co-directs. She is also a steadfast supporter of the IGRI. Most recently, she and her co-author, Christopher M. Weible, used a semi-automated IG-coding technique to assess the policy design of California’s oil and gas policy landscape. If you missed their presentation, you can catch it here.
Tanya enjoys hiking and skiing in the Rocky Mountains, watching the plants in her garden bloom, and traveling to beautiful locales with her family.