Dr. Tyler A Scott


Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Environmental Science & Policy
2412 Wickson Hall

I am co-director of the CEPB. My current research centers on the use of science in decision-making, organizational strategy and innovation (particularly related to infrastructure), and coordination in complex institutional settings. My work uses data science tools and natural language processing to collect and analyze textual data, computational methods such as statistical network analysis and agent-based modeling to model complex institutional systems, and econometric methods for causal inference using observational data. I teach courses in R programming, energy policy, and policy analysis. I advise students in the UCD graduate groups in Ecology, Geography, Hydrology, Energy, and Transportation Technology and Policy. If you are interested in working with me, please email me about your background, possible research interests, and an updated resume or CV.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D. Public Policy and Management, University of Washington
  • M.S. Public Policy and Management, University of Washington
  • B.S. Geography, Arizona State University
  • B.S. Conservation Biology, Arizona State University
  • ESP 167: Energy Policy
  • ESP 168C: Critical Policy Analysis
  • ECL 298: Introduction to R Programming
  • ESP 001: Environmental Science and Policy
  • ENV 200C: Environmental Policy Processes
  • ESM 195: Environmental Science Capstone