Matthew Potoski

Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management,

Matthew Potoski arrived at UCSB in 2011 after spending a dozen years on the faculty of Iowa State University. He teaches courses on corporate environmental management for the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and his research focuses on management, voluntary environmental programs, and public policy.  His current research includes studies of how companies can improve both their social responsibility and their bottom line.  He co-authored The Voluntary Environmentalists (Cambridge, 2006) and Complex Contracting (Cambridge 2013), which won a Best Book award from the American Society for Public Administration.  He was co-editor of Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Approach (MIT, 2009). He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and the International Public Management Journal. He received the ISU LAS Early and Midcareer Awards for Achievement in Research.  He received his PhD from Indiana University.