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McKendryPortrait2019 copyCorina McKendry, Ph.D.
Director, State of the Rockies
Associate Professor of Political Science
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Corina McKendry teaches environmental politics and political economy in the Political Science Department and for the Environmental Studies Program. Courses she teaches include Environment and Society; Cities, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice; Global Environmental Policy; Subnational Climate Governance; Introduction to International Political Economy; and U.S. Environmental Politics.

Professor McKendry's research examines legitimacy, effectiveness, and equity in city environmental governance. With a focus on postindustrial cities in the Global North, she is particularly interested in how city leaders negotiate the tensions between environmental protection, economic growth, and social justice, the oft-cited "three pillars" of sustainability. In particular, her work investigates the ways that local politics, national legal context, and the globalized economy intersect in cities in ways that force leaders to negotiate trade-offs - or seek to find common ground - among these three goals. Her book, Greening Post-Industrial Cities: Growth, Equity, and Environmental Governance was published by Routledge Press in 2018.

She received her Bachelor's degree in International Studies from Macalester College (MN) and her Masters and PhD from the Department of Politics at the University of California Santa Cruz. She began teaching at Colorado College in the fall of 2011.

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Project Specialist
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Cyndy helps run Colorado College's State of the Rockies project.

A former U.S. Geological Survey researcher, Cyndy holds degrees in forest sciences from Oregon State University, geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and journalism from Kansas University. She has studied the migration of western juniper trees in response to climate change and riparian ecological restoration along the Grande Ronde River in eastern Oregon based on multi-level landscape analysis.

Cyndy joined CC 's staff in 2016, first working in the Office of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives, then for Innovation at CC. She helped launch CC's emerging Monument Creek initiative, CC's GeoDesign project, and the State of the Rockies Conservation in the West data viz interactive website.

Last updated: 01/11/2021