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Eric Welch

Center Dir (ACD) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography

Eric Welch is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs at ASU.  He earned his Ph.D. in public administration at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (1997), where he studied science and environment policy. In July 2014, Dr. Welch established The Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS) at Arizona State University. Welch has received multiple grants in science policy, including several the area of genetic resources. For example, one USDA project examines genetic resource exchange of US scientists and another, funded by CCAFS, investigates climate adaption behavior of plant breeders in developing countries. He is currently PI on an NSF SciSIP grant entitled: Contested Resource Inputs to Science: How Institutional Provisions on the Access and Use of Materials and Data Affect Research Collaboration Structures and Outcomes. Other NSF funded projects have examined patenting behavior of academic scientists and engineers and the structural differences between men’s and women’s networks in STEM fields. Dr. Welch has published in journals such as  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, Ecological Economics, Applied Economics and Public Policy, Leadership Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Urban Studies and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 

Research Interests

Science & Technology Policy; Genetic Resources Policy; Environment Policy; Social Network Analysis; Innovation Processes and Management; Scientific Workforce Policy; Public Management; Electronic Government; R&D Evaluation; Transportation Behavior & Management

Publications
  • Aseffa Seyoum and Eric Welch. Ex-post Use Restriction and Benefit-Sharing provisions on Access to Non-Plant Genetic Materials for public research. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2015).
  • Yonghong Wu, Eric Welch, Wan-Ling Huang. Commercialization of University Inventions: Individual and Institutional Factors Affecting the Near-Term Licensing of University Patents. Technovation (2015).
  • Myung Jae Moon and Eric Welch. Managing E-government. Handbook of Public Administration, 3rd Edition (2015).
  • M Haller and EW Welch. Structural and Cognitive Determinants of Entrepreneurship: The Role of Networks and Heuristics in Grant Seeking Behavior and Grant Success of Scientists in Six Fields. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2014).
  • Mary K Feeney, Timothy Johnson, Eric Welch. Methods for identifying translational researchers and scientists (forthcoming) (with MK Feeney and T Johnson). Evaluation & the Health Professions (2014).
  • MK Feeney and EW Welch. Academic Outcomes among Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators, and non-PI Researchera. Journal of Technology Transfer (2014).
  • MK Feeney and EW Welch. Technology in government: How organizational culture mediates information and communication technology outcomes. Government Information Quarterly (2014).
  • N Yavuz and EW Welch. Factors Affecting Openness of Local Government Websites: Examining the Differences across Planning, Finance and Police Departments. Government Information Quarterly (2014).
  • WL Huang, EW Welch and E Corley. Public Sector Voluntary Initiatives: The Adoption of the Environmental Management System by Public Waste Water Treatment Facilities in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (2014).
  • S Louafi and EW Welch. Open systems vs strong IPR. Disentangling the debate on open access for meeting global challenges in life-science. A Planet for Life (2014).
Research Activity
  • Welch,Eric W*. Chicago Public Schools Children and Public Transporation Project. UNIV OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO(8/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).
  • Welch,Eric W*. Extreme Weather Climate Change Project. UNIV OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO(8/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).
  • Welch,Eric W*. Evaluation of Five-Year Kansas EPSCoR Phase VI - Climate Change and Energy: Basic Science Impacts and Mitigation. UNIV OF KANSAS(8/1/2014 - 9/30/2015).
  • Welch,Eric W*, Welch,Eric W*. Bioversity International Project 3. BIOVERSITY(7/1/2014 - 12/31/2015).
  • Welch,Eric W*. Contested Resource Inputs to Science: How Institutional Provisions on the Access and use of Materials and Data Affect Research Collaboration Structure. NSF-SBE(7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 605Org. Theory and Behav. Seminar
PAF 691Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 691Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 591Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 691Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 591Seminar
Presentations
  • EW Welch. R&D Evaluation Methods. Tamkang Unviersity (May 2015).
  • EW Welch and S Louafi. Contested Inputs for Scientific Research: Why Access to Biological Materials Is Blocked. Midwest Political Science Conference (Apr 2015).
  • EW Welch. R&D Policy Tools in the United States. Creative Economy in South Korea, Builiding 63 (Dec 2014).
  • Y Wu and EW Welch. How Collaboration Networks Matter in the Careers of Academic Scientists? An Empirical Study on Chinese Academic Scientists in the US. Association for Public Policy and Management Conference (Nov 2014).
  • S Louafi and EW Welch. The equity dimension of global commons: the example of the Global benefit sharing Funds of the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources. , International Association of Studies of the Commons (IASC) (Sep 2014).
  • EJ Shin and EW Welch. Multi-level Factors Influencing Exclusive Sharing of Genetic Materials among US Agricultural Scientists. Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), Seoul, South Korea (Jun 2014).
  • EW Welch. Use of Information Technology to Enable Government Society Joint Action. Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (May 2014).
  • N Yavuz and EW Welch. Modeling the Transparency of Local Government Websites: A Comparison of Managerial Perceptions with the Actual Website Content, April 2014, Midwest Political Science Conference, Chicago, IL (with N Yavuz). Midwest Political Science Conference (Apr 2014).
  • M Siciliano and EW Welch. Personal Network Dynamics, Gender, and Career Trajectories in Academic Science and Engineering. , Sunbelt Social Networks Conference (Feb 2014).
  • MH Li, K Kim and EW Welch. The effects of social isolation and social contagion on survey nonresponse in a panel network study. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference (Feb 2014).
  • EW Welch. Examining National Survey Data to Provide Context for the UVI BUILD Proposal: Demographics, Production, Retention/Attraction and Advising. Grant Proposal Workshop (Jan 2014).
Service
  • Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Director (2015 - Present)
  • Digital Government Organization Conference committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Limited Submissions Standing Panel, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • PhD Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • S&T Coordination Committee, Member (2014 - Present)