PDF of Resume

DAVID BERNELL

Associate Professor

Political Science Program

School of Public Policy

336 Bexell Hall

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

  

EDUCATION

1997               Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

                         Ph.D., Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

1994               Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

                         Master of Arts, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

1989               University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                         Secondary Education Teacher Certification – New Mexico, College of Education

1988               University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                         Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

 

EMPLOYMENT

 2001-              Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

                     Assistant Professor, Political Science (Tenure-track appointment 2008-Present)

                     Assistant Professor, Political Science (Fixed-term, non-tenure track appt. 2001-2008)                                         

                     Director, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS), Graduate School (2006-Present)

                     Internship Director, Department of Political Science (2002-09)

            Interim Director, International Degree Program, International Programs (2010-11)

            Acting Director, Liberal Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts (2005)

 

2015-              SFL Concepts, LLC, Corvallis, OR

                              Consultant

 

2001-2010      Think Energy, Inc., Bethesda, MD

                     Consultant

 

2000-2001      U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

                              Advisor on Trade and the Environment

 

1998-2000      Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC

                              Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Natural Resources, Energy and Science

 

1993-1998      College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

                             Associate Faculty, Department of History/Political Science

 

PUBLICATIONS  

Books

Bernell, David, and Simon, Christopher, The Energy Security Dilemma: U.S. Policy and Practice, (London: Routledge), Forthcoming 2015.

Bernell, David, Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba (London: Routledge), 2011.

Bernell, David, Readings in American Foreign Policy (New York: Longman Publishers), 2008.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Scott, Inara and D. Bernell, “Planning for the Future of the Electric Power Sector Through Regional Collaboratives,” The Electricity Journal, January/February 2015.

Wang, Hua, and D. Bernell, “Environmental Disclosure in China: An Examination of the Green Securities Policy,” Journal of Environment and Development, (Forthcoming) December 2013, Vol. 22 (4).

Bernell, David, “The Curious Case of Cuba in American Foreign Policy,” Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Summer 1994, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 65-103.

 

Book Chapters

Weber, Ed, David Bernell, and Hilary Boudet, “Energy Policy: Fracking, Renewables, and the Keystone XL Pipeline,” in Vig and Kraft, eds., Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 9th edition, CQ Press, 2015.

Bernell, David, “Ethanol,” in Steel, ed., Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies, CQ Press, 2014.

 

Non-refereed Publications and Technical Reports

Reed A, D Bernell, J Cassady, A Cifor, K Doran, and S Feldman (2015), “Hydraulic Fracturing and the Impact on Water: A Strategic Analysis of the Feasibility of Voluntary Certification Standards,” prepared for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado.

Reed A, D Bernell, J Cassady, K Doran, and S Feldman (2015), “Methane Emissions in the Production, Transmission and Distribution of Natural Gas: A Strategic Analysis of the Feasibility of Voluntary Certification Standards,” prepared for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado.

Reed A, D Bernell, J Cassady, A Busby, K Doran, and S Feldman (2015), “Shale Gas Development and the Regulatory Landscape: A Strategic Analysis of the Feasibility of Voluntary Certification Standards,” prepared for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado.

Bernell, David, “Alumni Travelers Learn, Have Fun on Trip to Cuba,” Oregon Stater Magazine, Spring 2015.

Bernell, David, “The Elusive Goal of Energy Security,” March 19, 2013, Security Center Blog, Center for National Policy, www.cnponline.org.

Bernell, David, ““Debt Ceiling Negotiations: President Must Just Say No,” Statesman Journal, January 6, 2013.

Bernell, David, “What Do We Really Pay for Energy?” December 19, 2012, Security Center Blog, Center for National Policy, www.cponline.org.

Bernell, David, “The Energy Dilemma,” October 31, 2012, Security Center Blog, Center for National Policy, www.cponline.org.

Bernell, David, “Delivering Clean Water with Clean Energy,” Water and Wastewater International, Winter 2009/2010.

Bernell, David, “Green Rebuilding in New Orleans,” Renewable Energy World North America, Sept. 2009.

Bernell, David, and Think Energy, Inc., “Market Assessment for Ocean Power Technologies,” Prepared by Think Energy, Inc. for AeroVironment, Inc., September 2009.

Bernell, David, “Architectural Wind at Massport’s Boston Logan Airport,” White Paper Prepared for by Think Energy, Inc. for AeroVironment, Inc., April 2009.

Bernell, David, “Economy’s Cure Might End Up Worse Than Its Illness,” Statesman Journal, January 18, 2009.

Bernell, David, “Crisis Could Force America to Act Responsibly,” Statesman Journal, October 28, 2008.

Bernell, David, “Candidates Need to Address Issue of Indebtedness,” Statesman Journal, March 25, 2008.

Bernell, David, “Blowing in the Wind: Clean Energy for Airports,” Green Sky Magazine, 2008.

Bernell, David, and Think Energy, Inc., “Green Power Procurement Options for Facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico,” Prepared by Think Energy, Inc. for Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America, January 2008.

Bernell, David, and Think Energy, Inc., “Benchmarking the Competition: Renewable Energy Procurement in American Industry,” Prepared by Think Energy, Inc. for Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing North America, January 2008.

Crowdis, Mark D., and Bernell, David, “Risking a Green Power Outage: Will Eco-Power Survive the Next Five Years?” Public Utilities Fortnightly, October 2005.

Bernell, David, and Behan, Jeff, “Oregon Scenic Waterways:  A Review and Assessment,” A Report for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 2002.

Bernell, David, and Behan, Jeff, “Recreational Placer Mining in the Oregon Scenic Waterways System,” An Assessment for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 2002.

 

Works in Progress 

Bernell, David, Adam Reed, Stuart Feldman, and Jackson Cassady, “Hydraulic Fracturing: A Strategic Analysis of the Feasibility of Voluntary Industry Standards.”

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2015      “The Solar Energy Battle,” Presented at the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boise, ID.

2014      “Coal and Its Changing Role in the American Energy Landscape,” Presented at the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Bend, OR.

2014      “Too Much of A Good Thing? The Impact of Distributed, Intermittent Solar and Wind Energy on the Electric Power Sector,” Presented at the Energy Policy Research Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

2014      “Energy and the Oregon Coast: Promise and Reality,” Oregon State of the Coast Conference, Florence, OR.

2014      “Resource Nationalism or Energy Abundance,” Presented at the the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA.

2013      “Ethanol: Politics, Policy, Impacts,” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

2011      “The International Dimensions of U.S. Energy Security,” Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

2010      “U.S. Energy Security and Renewable Power,” Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2010      “U.S. Security and Renewable Energy,” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2010      “The Threats We Face As a Nation,” Presented at US Air Force Association Global Affairs Seminar, Portland, OR.

2008      “Whither American Foreign Policy in the Next Administration?” Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2006      “From Threat to Illegitimacy to Florida: Cuba and U.S. Foreign Policy, Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

2005      “Can American Leadership and Legitimacy Be Restored,” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA.

2004      “American Courts as International Criminal Courts: Suing Foreign Terrorists and Human Rights Violators in the United States,” Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI, 2004.

2004      “New Developments in Expanding the Supply and Demand of Renewable Energy: The Cases of Rhode Island and Shanghai,” Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI, 2004.

2003      “Outlawing the Foreign Policies of Others,” Presented at the International Studies Association – West Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

1997      “Constructing the Hated Castro in American Foreign Policy: From Threat to Illegitimacy,” Presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

1995      “Los Estados Unidos y Cuba: Imperialismo y Communismo,” Presented at the Center for the Study of The United States, Havana, Cuba.

 

FUNDED RESEARCH

2015      Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Co-Investigator and Co-Author for Three White Papers, Project Title: “Implementing a Standards-Based Approach to Rewarding Sustainability in the Natural Gas Supply Chain.” Award amount – $35,000. The project was funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). I contracted with CIRES, which was the awardee of the NRDC contract.

2008      United States Department of Defense, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, Grant Writer for AeroVironment, Inc., “Demonstrating and Validating the Performance of Architectural Wind,” – $550,000.

2007      South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles, CA), Grant Writer for AeroVironment, Inc., “Wind Power for California,” – $64,000.

2004      Oregon Department of Forestry.  Co-Investigator for Review of Oregon’s Fire Management Policies and Practices – $67,000.

2002      Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Principal Investigator for Review and Analysis of Recreational Placer Mining in Oregon Scenic Waterways – $55,000.

2002      Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Principal Investigator for Review of the Oregon Scenic Waterways System – $32,000.

 

RESEARCH PROPOSED – NOT FUNDED

2015      Dresser Rand, “Barriers to the adoption of compressed air energy storage technology,” and “Policy/financial analysis of compressed air energy storage under different usage scenarios.” Principal Investigator, $140,000.

2014      National Science Foundation (NSF) INSPIRE Program, Proposal Concept: “Advancing the US Power Supply System,” Co-Investigator, Description: Research coupling power grid design optimization with policy decision-making processes and regulatory requirements across multiple jurisdictions is needed to support strategic planning and enable the implementation of optimized power grids.

 

TEACHING

COURSES TAUGHT

PS 201                 Introduction to American Politics

PS 204                 Comparative Politics

PS 205                 International Relations

PS 344                 Latin American Politics

PS 410                  Political Science Internship

PS 419/519           American Political History in Film

PS 451/551           American Foreign Policy

PS 458/558          International Political Economy

PS 459/559          Topics in International Relations

PS 473/573          US Energy Policy

PS 499/599          Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation

INTL 407              International Degree Thesis Seminar

IST 511                  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

IST 512                 Applying an Interdisciplinary Perspective

 

SERVICE

Coordinator, Energy Policy Concentration, School of Public Policy, 2011-15

Scholarship Committee, Political Science Program, 2011-15

Curriculum Committee, Department of Political Science, 2003-09

Faculty Advisor, Model UN Club, 2003-2007

CLA Curriculum Committee, 2015-Present

Environmental Humanities Advisory Board, 2014-Present

CLA Budget Committee, 2012-14

CLA Faculty Council, 2010-12

Campus Coordinator, Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture, 2005-Present

Leadership in Social Change Award Committee, College of Liberal Arts, 2003-2010

OSU Alumni Association Beavers Abroad Program, 2015

International Programs, Fulbright Scholar Applicant Reviewer, 2011-15

OSU Representative, Truman Scholarship Program, 2006-15

Faculty Advisor, Beavers without Borders, 2014-15

Education Abroad Advisory Committee Member, 2014-15

Distinguished Visitor, US Air Force ROTC Program, Maxwell AFB, 2010

Model UN Club Faculty Advisor, 2009-12, 2015

Senator, OSU Faculty Senate, 2008-10

Member, OSU Baccalaureate Core Committee, 2006-8

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Cold War Studies

Manuscript Reviewer, Routledge Publishing

Textbook Reviewer, Oxford University Press

Roundtable with Governor Kitzhaber, Oregon Jobs and Innovation Agenda, 2011.

Various invited presentations to community groups on US foreign policy, elections, and energy politics:

League of Women Voters, OSU Academy for Lifelong Learning, Associate of Retired Oregon Public Employees, Beit Am Jewish Community, First Presbyterian Church, Willamette Valley Forum, Kiwanis Club of Corvallis, OSU Convocations and Lectures.

 

AWARDS

OSU Center for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, 2010-11

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Academic Fellowship, Israel, 2007