Richard N. L. (Pete) Andrews
Professor of Environmental Policy
Contact InformationDepartment of Public Policy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
202A Abernethy Hall, CB# 3435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3435 USA
Tel: +1 919 843 5011
Email: pete (dot) andrews (at) unc (dot) edu
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Richard (“Pete”) Andrews is Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Public Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences; he also holds joint appointments in the Department of City and Regional Planning and in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, and the Carolina Institute for the Environment. In 2000 he was appointed the first Parr Fellow in Ethics of the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities; in 2004 he was presented the Most Outstanding Faculty Award of the Public Policy Majors Union; and from 2004 to 2009 he held the first Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professorship in Public Policy.
Professor Andrews' research and teaching are on environmental policy in the United States and worldwide, including a book on the history of U. S. environmental policy and research grants on environmental policy innovations in the United States, the Czech Republic, and Thailand.He also directed the National Database on Environmental Management Systems, a major research initiative developed with support from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems (MSWG). His current work is principally on state policy innovations for addressing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and global climate change.
A member of the UNC faculty since 1981, and a Carolina alumnus and parent as well as faculty member, Professor Andrews served as Chair of the UNC Faculty from 1997 to 2000. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council, and was a member of the Arts and Sciences dean search committee and of the review committee on the university’s international programs. He chaired the 1991 review committee on the university’s environmental programs and the 1995 Arts and Sciences dean review committee, and also has chaired the faculty advisory committee of the Campus Y. Other campus-wide service has included the Public Service Roundtable, the Carolina Society of Fellows, the director’s advisory committee for the PlayMakers Repertory Company, and the Chancellor’s committee on university-industry affairs. He directed the UNC Institute for Environmental Studies for ten years, and the graduate program in environmental management and policy for a three-year term.
Professor Andrews is a 1966 graduate of Yale University, and earned the Ph.D. and a professional master’s degree from UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning. Before joining the Carolina faculty in 1981 he taught for nine years at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer and an analyst for the U. S. Office of Management and Budget. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Public Administration, and a member of Sigma Xi, Delta Omega (the public health honor society), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
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Environmental policy analysis
Benefit-cost and regulatory impact analysis
Impact and risk assessment
U.S. and comparative environmental policy
History and institutions
Roles of science, values, and policy analysis
Comparative environmental policy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1995-99). Policy Innovations for Permitting Innovative Technologies (with John Villani).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1996-99). Effectiveness of Regulatory Incentives for Sediment Pollution Prevention (with Seth Reice, Curriculum in Ecology).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1997-2002). Effects of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (cooperative agreement, with John Villani and Deborah Amaral).
U. S.-Asia Environmental Partnership (2000-05). Environmental Policy and Sustainabel Enterprise (with Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Kenan Institute Asia).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Management Systems: Do Formalized Management Systems
Andrews, R. N. L. 1993. Long-Range Planning in Environmental and Health Regulatory Agencies. Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 515-582.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1993. Environmental Policy in the Czech and Slovak Republic. Chapter 2 in Environment and Democratic Transition: Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Anna Vari and Pal Tamas. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Andrews, R. N. L.; Paroha, L.; Vozab, J.; and Sauer, P. 1994. Decentralized Environmental Management in the Formerly Communist States: A Case Study of Decin, Czech Republic. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 111-136.
Sauer, Petr; Dvorak, Antonin; Paroha, Lubomir; Carmin, Joann; and Richard N. L. Andrews. 1996. Economic and Environmental Impacts of Household Conversion to Cleaner Fuel in the Czech Republic. Prague Economic Papers, volume 5, no. 2, pp. 147-160.
Paterson, C. J. and R. N. L. Andrews. 1995. Procedural and Substantive Fairness in Risk Decisions: Comparative Risk Assessment Procedures. Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 85-95.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1995. Reform or Reaction: EPA at a Crossroads. Environmental Sciences & Technology, Vol. 29, No. 11, pp. 505A-510A.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1997. National Environmental Policies: The United States. Chapter 2 in National Environmental Policies: A Comparative Study of Capacity Building, edited by Martin Jänicke and Helmut Weidner. Heidelberg and New York: Springer Verlag, pp. 25-43.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1997. The Unfinished Business of National Environmental Policy. Chapter 6 in Environmental Policy and NEPA: Past, Present, and Future, edited by Ray Clark and Larry Canter. Delray Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press, pp. 85-97.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1998. Environmental Regulation and Business "Self-Regulation." Policy Sciences, v. 31, no. 3, pp. 177-97.
Andrews, R. N. L. 1999. Managing the Environment, Managing Ourselves: A History of American Environmental Policy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 416 pages. (contents, sample chapter and ordering information available from Yale University Press).
Darnall, Nicole; Gallagher, Deborah R.; Andrews, R. N. L.; and Deborah Amaral. 2000. Environmental Management Systems: Opportunities for Improved Environmental and Business Strategy? Environmental Quality Management, vol. 9, no. 3 (Spring 2000), pp. 1-9.
Andrews, R. N. L. 2000. Experience With Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy: the United States. Chapter 4.2 in Dobrovolne Dohody V Politice Zivotniho Prostredi [Voluntary Agreements in Environmental Policy], edited by Petr Sauer et al. Prague: University of Economics Prague, pp. 144-71. ISBN 80-245-0116-3.
Andrews, R. N. L. et al. 2001. Environmental Management Systems: History, Theory, and Implementation Research. Chapter 2 in Regulating from the Inside: Can Environmental Management Systems Achieve Policy Goals?, edited by Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future Press, pp. 31-60.
National Academy of Public Administration. Panel on ISO 14001 Registration and Auditing Practices in the United States (R. N. L. Andrews, chair and co-author). 2001. Third-Party Auditing of Environmental Management Systems: U.S. Registration Practices for ISO 14001. Washington, DC: NAPA.
Andrews, R. N. L. et al. 2003. Environmental
Management Systems: Do They Improve Performance? Final Report of
National Database on Environmental Management Systems Pilot Project.
Darnall, Nicole; Gallagher, Deborah Rigling; and R. N. L. Andrews.
Environmental Management Systems: The Changing Landscape of
and Operations. Chapter 12 in Greener Manufacturing and Operations,
edited by Joseph Sarkis. Sheffield, England: Greenleaf Publishing.
Public Service (selected)
Member, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, 1986-88; Chair, NAS-NRC Study Committee on Opportunities in Applied Environmental Research and Development, 1988-91.
Chair, Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989-90, 1996-97; Member, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPP), 1997-2003; Section Committee Member-at-Large, Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, 1998-2001.
Member, Strategic Options Subcommittee, Relative Risk Reduction Strategies Committee, U.S EPA Science Advisory Board, 1989-90.
Faculty Member, Salzburg Seminar on Negotiation of International Environmental Issues, Salzburg, Austria, June 3-15, 1990.
Chair, Advisory Committee on Rethinking Environmental Regulation, U. S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, 1993-95.
Member, Advisory Panel on Setting Priorities: New Directions for the Environmental Protection Agency, National Academy of Public Administration, 1994-95.
Member, Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems, 1997- .
Chair, Panel on U.S. Registration Practices for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, National Academy of Public Administration, 2000-01.
Senior Advisor, World Resources Report 2002-04, World Resources
Member, Annual Research Conference Planning Committee, Association for Public Policy Analysis and
Member, NAS-NRC Study Committee on Environmental Decision-Making, 2003-06.Member, NAS-NRC Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change, 2005-11.
Governor's Commission on the Future of North Carolina (chief staff member, Natural Resources Panel), 1982-84.
Pollution Prevention Research Advisory Committee, North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, 1983-88.
Natural Heritage Advisory Committee, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, 1983-87.
Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 2002-05.
Energy Supply and Renewables Subcommittee, North Carolina Energy Policy Council, 2007.Member, North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change, 2008-10.
University Service (selected)
Chair of the Faculty,
Director, UNC Institute for
Director of Graduate Studies, UNC Department of Public Policy,
Chair, UNC Department of Public Policy, 2006-11.
Faculty Assembly Delegation and Faculty Council, 2007-10.
UNC System Committee on Sustainability, 2008- .
Last updated: August 1, 2011