Dr. Nicole Darnall Named Associate Director of CORD

I am extremely pleased to announce that my colleague Nicole Darnall has accepted my invitation to serve as Associate Director of the Center for Organization Research and Design.  In addition to various administrative duties she will serve, Nicole adds greatly to our expertise a topic vital to CORD- the interdependence of public policy and organizational issues.  Nicole focuses on voluntary and nongovernment regulatory management, particularly in the environmental domain.  I am sure you will enjoy working with Nicole, as I have.  She will prove a major asset to CORD.

Nicole is Associate Professor of Management and Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs & the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Her research on non-regulatory governance focuses especially on global sustainability. Operating at this nexus of the policy and management sciences, she considers a variety of non-regulatory governance approaches (e.g., voluntary programs, strategic alliances, certification, and information-based initiatives) to determine whether the absence of state coercion, combined with appropriate incentives, can encourage organizations to be more environmentally sustainable.

Professor Darnall is a Collaborative Visiting Fellow with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Social Science Research Council, an Erasmus Mundus International Scholar, and Spanish Ministry of Education International Fellow. She has been awarded the Academy of Management, Organizations and Natural Environment Division's Emerging Scholar Award for research excellence, and its Best Paper Award. Professor Darnall's scholarship has also received the Decision Science Institute's Distinguished Paper Award.

Nicole is Associate Editor of Business & Society and Organization and Environment, and sits on the Editorial Review Board of Cambridge University Press, Business Strategy and the Environment. Her research has appeared in a diverse set of journals related to CORD mission and objectives, including: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Journal of Management Sciences, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Policy Studies Journal, Policy Sciences, Business Strategy and the Environment, Long Range Planning, and Business & Society, among other journals.

Nicole’s research has received support from the National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the Economic and Social Research Council (U.K.), the Social Science Research Council (U.K.), the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (France).

Before joining ASU, Professor Darnall was Associate Professor at George Mason University, and Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Prior to her academic career, she worked at Resources for the Future and was an economist for the U.S. Forest Service. She received her doctoral degree in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina.

Barry Bozeman, Director