Owen   Temby

Assistant Professor  

Office: BPOB2 1.103A
Phone: (956) 882-8821
Email: owen.temby@utrgv.edu

Dr. Owen Temby

Dr. Temby is an assistant professor in the UTRGV Department of Political Science. He is an environmental policy specialist with current research in air pollution and fishery policy. Before joining UTRGV Dr. Temby worked as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and Carleton University. He is the author of numerous articles in respected journals and editor (with Peter Stoett) of the book, Towards Continental Environmental Policy? North American Transnational Networks and Governance (SUNY Press, 2017). One of his recent journal articles won the Riddell Award for the best article of the year on Ontario History. Presently Dr. Temby serves as editor of Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine and environmental policy book review editor of Review of Policy Research.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Environmental Politics, Policy, and Planning
    • Urban Sustainability
    • Environmental Policy History
    • Interagency and Transnational Policy Networks
    • Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Education

    • PhD, Political Science, Carleton University, 2012
    • MS, Political Science, The University of Utah, 2005
    • BS, Business Administration, The University of Utah, 2003
    • AS, Salt Lake Community College, 2000
  • Currently Teaching

    POLS 2306 14 - TX Gov & Pol:
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Selected Publications

  • Owen Temby, Jean Sandall, Ray Cooksey, and Gordon Hickey. "Examining the Role of Trust and Informal Communication on Mutual Learning in Government: The Case of Climate Change Policy in New York," Organization & Environment 30, no. 1 (March 2017): 71-97.

  • Owen Temby, Don Munton, and Inger Weibust. "Air Pollution Policy in Canada: Government Leadership or Smoke and Mirrors?," Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics: The Challenges of Austerity and Ambivalence. Don Mills, Ontario: University of Oxford Press, December 2016: 329-346.

  • Owen Temby. "Environmental Nuisances and Political Contestation in Canadian Cities: Research on the Regulation of Urban Growth’s Unwanted Outcomes," Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 44, no. 1-2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 5-9.

  • Andrew Song, Gordon Hickey, Owen Temby, and Gail Krantzberg. "Assessing Transboundary Scientific Collaboration in the Great Lakes of North America," Journal of Great Lakes Research 42, no. 1 (February 2016): 156-161.

  • Owen Temby, Jean Sandall, Ray Cooksey, and Gordon Hickey. "How do Civil Servants View the Importance of Collaboration and Scientific Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation?," Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 23, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 5-20.

  • Owen Temby. "What are Levels of Analysis and What do they Contribute to International Relations Theory?," Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28, no. 4 (December 2015): 721-742.

  • Owen Temby and Ryan O'Connor. "Property, Technology, and Environmental Policy: The Politics of Acid Rain in Ontario, 1978-1985," Journal of Policy History 27, no. 4 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015): 636-669.

  • Owen Temby. "Limits of Transnational Environmental Network Governance in North America," Global Environmental Politics 15, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015): 176-183.

  • Owen Temby. "Policy Symbolism and Air Pollution in Toronto and Ontario, 1963-1967," Planning Perspectives 30, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015): 271-284.

  • Peter Stoett and Owen Temby. "Bilateral and Trilateral Natural Resource and Biodiversity Governance in North America: Organizations, Networks, and Inclusion," Review of Policy Research 32, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015): 1-18.

Selected Grants and Fellowships

  • David Hicks. NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, NOAA , $2,975,000.00 (August 2016 - August 2021)

  • Owen Temby. Innovation, science and trans-boundary environmental governance: Using social capital to enhance collaboration and co-learning in the management of the Great Lakes fisheries, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $137,016.00 (September 2014 - August 2018)

  • Dean Kyne. Community Resiliency from Hurricane Disasters in the Bilingual and Bicultural Rio Grande Valley, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, $12,180.00 (November 20, 2017 - July 30, 2018)

Selected Presentations

  • Owen Temby. "Economic Elites and Air Pollution Politics in Toronto during the 1950s," 50th Anniversary Conference of the Caucus for a New Political Science, Caucus for a New Political Science, South Padre Island, TX (February 2017)

Current Courses

POLS 2306 14 - TX Gov & Pol:
Course Evaluations

Previous Courses