Megan Mullin is Associate Professor of Environmental Politics and Political Science at the Nicholas School of the Environment (primary) and the Department of Political Science (secondary) at Duke University. She is a scholar of American political institutions and behavior, focusing on how political and social processes contribute to environmental outcomes. Her main areas of research are in decentralized governance, water management, and climate change politics. She has published widely in these areas and is author of Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water (MIT Press, 2009), which won the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award for the best book in environmental politics and policy from the American Political Science Association. Professor Mullin received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and previously taught at Temple University.