Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

David Konisky is Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. David’s research focuses on American politics and public policy, with particular emphasis on regulation, environmental politics and policy, state politics, and public opinion. His research has been published in various journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Opinion Quarterly. David is also the author of two books: Superfund’s Future: What Will it Cost? (RFF Press, 2001, with Kate Probst) and Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2014, with Steve Ansolabehere), and the editor of a third book, Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2015).

David is currently working on projects examining enforcement of federal environmental laws, environmental justice, and public attitudes toward energy and environmental issues.

Prior to coming to Indiana, David was on the faculty of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He also previously was a Research Associate at Resources for the Future.


  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor, Indiana University