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Remembering Pete Andrews

May 14, 2024


In May, the Department of Public Policy lost esteemed colleague Professor Emeritus Richard N. L. “Pete” Andrews, a faculty member in the department since 1981.

A pillar of the university and leading scholar on environmental policy, Andrews embodied the interdisciplinarity at the root of public policy as an academic endeavor, committed to tackling public problems—especially environmental challenges—with a variety of methods over the course of a distinguished career. He was instrumental to the growth of Public Policy as a department at UNC–CH, and his classic account of U.S. environmental policy, Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy 3rd ed. (Yale University Press, 2020) remains the standard in the field.


Please see his full In Memoriam for more, including reflections from former graduate students.

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