Christopher Weible, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Policy and Democracy

Portrait of Professor Christopher Weible

Email Address:

Personal Websites: Google Scholar, Center for Policy and Democracy

Primary Phone: 303-315-2010

Office Hours: By appointment



Chris Weible is a professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. His research and teaching center on policy process theories and methods, democracy, and environmental policy. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Policy and Democracy (CPD) and Co-Editor of Policy & Politics. He teaches courses in environmental politics, public policy and democracy, policy analysis, and research methods and design. Recent and current research includes studying policy conflicts in energy issues (e.g., siting energy infrastructure and oil and gas development), the role of emotions in public discourse, the institutional configurations of public policies, politics involving marginalized communities, and patterns and explanations of advocacy coalitions, learning, and policy change. He has published over a hundred articles and book chapters and has been awarded millions of dollars in external funding. His edited volumes include "Theories of the Policy Process," "Methods of the Policy Process," and "Policy Debates in Hydraulic Fracturing." He regularly engages and enjoys collaborating with students and communities in research projects. Professor Weible earned his PhD in Ecology from the University of California Davis and a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington. He has an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy and a Visiting Professor position at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden. Before coming to CU Denver, Professor Weible was an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Areas of Expertise

political conflict and concord in relation to public policy issues

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology
University of California Davis

Master of Public Administration
University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics
University of Washington

Curriculum Vitae


School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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