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 also co-directs the Boise State site of the Idaho EPSCoR project, and is affiliate faculty in the Public Policy Research Center and the College of Innovation and Design, where she works 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 a co-authored book on the rhetoric of the American coal industry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); work addressing hydrofracturing and public controversy; and nuclear power, climate change, and public engagement. Another co-authored book, The Joy of Science, examines the work-life balance challenges facing scientists and engineers (Cambridge University Press, 2016).