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  • Calanni, John, Christopher M Weible and William D Leach. 2010. Explaining Coordination Networks in Collaborative Partnerships. Presented at Western Political Science Association, March 24, in San Francisco.

  • Lubell, M., W.D. Leach and P.A. Sabatier. 2009. Collaborative watershed partnerships in the epoch of sustainability. In Toward Sustainable Communities: Transitions and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd Edition, edited by D.A. Mazmanian and M.E. Kraft, 255-288. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Leach, William D. 2008. Shared Governance in Higher Education: Structural and Cultural Responses to a Changing National Climate. Technical Report . Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento, . 55 pp.

  • Leach, W.D. 2006. Collaborative public management and democracy: Evidence from western watershed partnerships. Public Administration Review 66: 100-110.

  • Leach, W.D. 2006. Public involvement in USDA Forest Service policymaking: A literature review. Journal of Forestry 104: 43-49.

  • Leach, W.D. 2006. Theories about Consensus-Based Conservation. Conservation Biology 20: 573-575.

  • Leach, W.D. 2006. Book Review of Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict. Journal of the American Planning Association 72: 514-514.

  • Leach, W.D. 2006. Implementing Voluntary Agreements in Stakeholder Partnerships. Conference Papers -- Midwestern Political Science Association: 1-15.

  • Ambruster, A. and W. Leach. 2006. Collaborative Versus Technocratic Policymaking. Conference Papers -- American Political Science Association: 1-29.

  • Leach, W.D. 2005. Book Review of Collaborative Environmental Management: What Role for Government? Journal of Planning Education and Research 25: 105-107.

  • Sabatier, P.A., W.D. Leach, M. Lubell and N.W. Pelkey. 2005. Theoretical frameworks explaining partnership success. In Swimming Upstream: Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management, edited by P.A. Sabatier, 173-199. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Leach, W.D. and P.A. Sabatier. 2005. Are trust and social capital the keys to success? In Swimming Upstream: Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management, edited by P.A. Sabatier, 233-258. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Leach, W.D. and P.A. Sabatier. 2005. To Trust an Adversary: Integrating Rational and Psychological Models of Collabortive Policymaking. American Political Science Review 99: 491-503.

  • Leach, W.D. and P.A. Sabatier. 2003. Facilitators, coordinators, and outcomes. In The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution, edited by R. O'Leary and L. Bingham, 148-171. Washington DC: Resources for the Future.

  • Leach, W.D. 2002. Surveying Diverse Stakeholder Groups. Society & Natural Resources 15: 641-649.

  • Leach, W.D. and N.W. Pelkey. 2002. Stakeholder Partnerships as Collaborative Policymaking: Evaluation Criteria Applied to Watershed Management in California and Washington. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21: 645-670.

  • Leach, W.D. and N.W. Pelkey. 2001. Making Watershed Partnerships Work: A Review of the Empirical Literature. Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management 127: 378-385.

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Educational Background

  • 2000 – Ph.D., University of California, Davis (Environmental Policy, Graduate Group in Ecology)

  • 1995 – M.S., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Natural Resources and Environment, SNRE)

  • 1992 – B.S., University of California, Berkeley (Conservation and Resource Studies)

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