Associate 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 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. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the PepsiCo Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Heikkila is also the director of the doctoral program at the School of Public Affairs and teaches in the Environmental Policy, Management and Law concentration. She received her MPA and PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona.