Category: In Print

In Print: Wellstead Published in Policy Design and Practice

Wellstead Policy Design
Adam M. Wellstead
Professor of Public Policy, Social Sciences

Adam Wellstead (SS) is a co-author of a paper published in Policy Design and Practice. The paper is titled “Public Value and Procedural Policy Instrument Specifications in ‘Design for Service.'”

Michael Howlett of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, is the other co-author of the paper.

Wellstead joined Michigan Tech’s Social Sciences Department in 2011 after a 15-year career with the Canadian federal government. Wellstead’s background in policy and public management contributes to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy Program. Additionally, his research interests include investigating multi-level governance arrangements in the natural resource sector, measuring policy capacity and evidence-based policy-making, policy mechanisms, and theories of the policy process. In addition, Wellstead enjoys developing and conducting (primarily online) surveys and undertaking structural equation modeling using LISREL.


About the Social Sciences Department at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in AnthropologyPolicy and Community DevelopmentSustainability Science and Society, and Social Science, along with a bachelor of arts degree in History. Our graduate program includes master’s and doctoral degrees in Environmental and Energy Policy and Industrial Heritage and Architecture (the only one of its kind in the world), and a master’s in Sustainable Communities. Additionally, you can get a graduate certificate in Public Policy in by taking three courses in just one term.

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In Print: Journal Political Geography Publishes Mark Rhodes Paper

Mark Rhodes Journal Political Geography
Mark Rhodes
Assistant Professor of Geography

Mark Rhodes is the author of an article published in the journal Political Geography. The article is titled “National Museum Wales and the scalar bureaucracies of institutional memory work.”

Rhodes argues for a more deliberate focus on studying the bureaucracy that shapes our cultural heritage institutions, particularly considering how multiple scales of bureaucracy work in tandem. Rhodes’ case study, the seven-museum National Museum Wales system funded and overseen at arm’s length by the Welsh government, offers a unique lens into a national-scale bureaucracy. This bureaucracy must simultaneously negotiate with the larger state (United Kingdom), region (European heritage institutions), globe (UNESCO’s World Heritage program) and local municipalities and communities.

Read the article in Political Geography.

His research interests encompass post-industrial geographies and heritage and national identity in the 21st century. Areas of expertise include memory and memorialization, heritage institutions, cultural landscapes, historical geography, and cultural geography.

Subsequently, Rhodes’s interest benefits students, as he has led many study away programs. This summer Rhodes is leading a study abroad trip to Wales. Students will visit unique expressions of cultural, community, and economic change focusing on industrial communities and heritage institutions. Students will visit the country’s Parliament, national art museum, and four national industrial heritage museums. Additionally, students will tour three national parks and two of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales.


About the Social Sciences Department at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in AnthropologyPolicy and Community DevelopmentSustainability Science and Society, and Social Science, along with a bachelor of arts degree in History. Additionally, our graduate program includes masters and doctoral degrees in Environmental and Energy Policy and Industrial Heritage and Architecture (the only one of its kind in the world), and a master’s in Sustainable Communities. Plus, you can get a graduate certificate in Public Policy in by taking three courses in just one term.

Questions? Contact us at socialsciences@mtu.edu. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest happenings.

In-Print: Langston Quoted On Michigan Climate Change Impacts

Nancy Langston
Nancy Langston

Bridge Michigan quoted Nancy Langston in a story about the impacts of climate change on Michigan winters. The article highlights the residents whose identities and livelihoods are tied to the winter season. The Michigan climate change impacts story also ran in Bridge Detroit.


Image by Nancy Langston's quote on Bridge Michigan and Detroit about Climate Change Impacts
There’s much less snowmobiling in the UP this winter

“We’re northern people, who have chosen to live in a cold, remote place at the edge of the universe. And people who live here are really proud of that. Who we are is shaped by our relationships not just with other humans, but our relationships with the trees around us, the snow, the caribou, the fish, sturgeon … these relationships are pulling apart.”

Nancy Langston, Bridge Michigan

About the Social Sciences Department at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in AnthropologyPolicy and Community DevelopmentSustainability Science and Society, and Social Science, along with a bachelor of arts degree in History. Our graduate program includes masters and doctoral degrees in Environmental and Energy Policy and Industrial Heritage and Architecture (the only one of its kind in the world), and a master’s in Sustainable Communities. Plus, you can get a graduate certificate in Public Policy in by taking three courses in just one term.

Questions? Contact us at socialsciences@mtu.edu. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest happenings.

In Print: Kari Henquinet in International Educator Magazine

Kari Henquinet
Kari Henquinet

Kari Henquinet is quoted multiple times by International Educator Magazine in the story “Leading from the Middle” in its January 2023 issue. Henquinet shares her experiences leading and advocating for international education programs in higher education in the story, which discussed effective strategies for mid-level leaders in higher ed. Mid-level staff can be effective leaders—even when they lack official authority or decision-making power.

Among her quotes:

January 2023 cover of International Educator Magazine
Kari Henquinet is quoted in the January 2023
issue of International Educator Magazine

Kari recommends that middle managers “try to cultivate relationships with influential people in your institution—people who have the ear of the upper administration or get to sit at the table for decisions that are made,” she says. “Pay attention to new initiatives, strategic plans, trends in higher education, so that you can get involved and support these on your campus in a way that positively impacts international education.”

When asked about mid-level managers, Kari says, ““These are people who have a measure of humility and listen for new perspectives and information. They will step up to do the hard work of researching and proposing ideas that are based on sound policies, facilitate complex conversations, and get buy-in or constructive criticism through each step of the process.”

They “communicate their work and results clearly and widely to draw attention to their contributions,” Henquinet said. “There is often a lot of good work that goes unnoticed in international education. The more a leader can make this work a point of pride and prestige for their institution, the better the chances are for more support and recognition.”

On what motivates her to be a leader: “It is usually the students who ultimately give me that motivation to be a leader,” says Henquinet. “I want them to have the opportunities to develop diverse relationships, find support networks while in a new place, build confidence speaking a second or third language, and know the power of experiential learning through study abroad, research and professional experiences.”


Michigan Tech’s Department of Social Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in Anthropology, Policy and Community Development, Sustainability Science and Society, and Social Science, along with a bachelor of arts degree in History. Our graduate program includes masters and doctoral degrees in Environmental and Energy Policy and Industrial Heritage and Architecture (the only one of its kind in the world), and a masters in Sustainable Communities. Plus, you can get a graduate certificate in Public Policy in by taking three courses in just one term.

Questions? Contact us at socialsciences@mtu.edu. And follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest happenings.

In Print: Dr. Angie Carter

Dr. Angie Carter and her co-author Dr. Rebecca Christoffel have published “Supporting Women Landowners in Wetland Conservation” in Society & Natural Resources. The article analyzes data from a state-wide survey in Iowa and finds that a lack of experience with and misinformation about wetlands, coupled with a lack of access to needed conservation knowledge networks, limits conservation action for women landowners, no matter their age cohort.

On the Road and In Print

Dr. Steven Walton presented a paper on “Allied Expositionary Forces: War Trophies in America after the Great War” at the Society for Military History conference in Fort Worth, TX on April 29. The work is an extension of the WWI centenary activities developed on campus in 2018 (World War One and the Copper Country) and his work for the edited book, Home Front in the American Heartland: Local Experiences and Legacies of WWI (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)

In Print

Hongmei Lu ’20 (Ph.D., environmental and energy policy) and Shan Zhou (SS) have published a co-authored paper in the Journal of Asian Public Policy.

The paper is titled “Using policy goal ambiguity to manage policy goal conflicts: Sponge-City Program implementation in old neighborhoods.”

The paper uses a case study to understand how local policy implementers take advantages of policy goal ambiguity to maximize the policy outcomes of urban stormwater management program in China, given constrained resources and budget.

In Print

A collaborative research team’s work on energy sovereignty has recently been published in the Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy. Co-authors of “Energy democracy in practice: Centering energy sovereignty in rural communities and Tribal Nations” include Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Andrew Fiss, Elise Matz, Rebecca Ong and Kathy Halvorsen of Michigan Tech, along with Douglas Bessette, Laura Schmitt Olabisi and Kristin Arola of Michigan State University.

Learn more about the work via the Michigan Tech Digital Commons.