Jen Schneider
Jen Schneider
Associate Professor Boise State University
Joined OEC on 10/19/2015
Jen Schneider is Associate Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, where she is also the Director of the PhD in Public Policy and Administration. She has also served in other administrative roles, including co-directing the Boise State site of the Idaho EPSCoR project. She has served as an affiliate faculty in the Public Policy Research Center and the College of Innovation and Design, where she worked on interdisciplinary research teams. Jen’s research addresses challenges in the public communication of scientific and environmental controversies, with a particular focus on industry rhetoric and discourses of technical expertise. Recent projects include the co-authored book "Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism" on the rhetoric of the struggling American coal industry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) as well as articles about stakeholder engagement, the climate movement, and the political rhetoric of energy. Another co-authored book, "The Joy of Science," examines the work-life balance challenges facing scientists and engineers (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Past projects addressed the relationship between environmental journalism and climate change, the role of alternative hedonism in environmental communication appeals, and the work of engineers involved in sustainable development projects. In 2010, Jen’s co-authored book "Engineering and Sustainable Community Development" was published by Morgan and Claypool and has been adopted by engineering programs around the world. Jen prefers she/her pronouns.
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    PostedWednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM
    Here is a link to my most recent publication (open access), written with Jennifer Peeples.  "The Energy Covenant:  Energy Dominance and the Rhetoric of the Aggrieved."
    Frontiers | The Energy Covenant: Energy Dominance and the Rhetoric of the Aggrieved | Communication
    The Trump Administration has adopted “energy dominance” as its guiding ideology for energy policy, marking a notable shift from decades of “energy security” rhetoric. This paper analyzes how Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, one of the admin ...
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