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Professor Tanya Heikkila’s research expertise is in comparative institutional analysis and the management of collaboration and conflict around common pool resources, with an emphasis on water and energy resources. She has studied institutions for coordinating groundwater and surface water in the western United States, interstate water conflicts and cooperation, the organization of collaborative ecosystem restoration programs, as well as the political landscape of hydraulic fracturing in the United States. She received her MPA and PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver