Public Policy Forum VI Speakers

Speaker Biographies

Kyle Arthur Kyle Arthur Kyle Arthur is the Director of Planning at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) and has been primarily responsible for the development of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan.  Prior to joining the OWRB, Kyle worked at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for 14 years. He received his BS degree in microbiology, with a minor in Chemistry, and an MS degree in Environmental Science, both from the University of Oklahoma.
Dan Balkwill Dan Balkwill is completing a PhD. (History) dissertation at the University of Oklahoma, where he has been studying the 1950s drought in Oklahoma and the Southwest.  Before attending OU, he studied western Canada's 'Dust Bowl' at the University of Saskatchewan and he researched Canadian ranching and rodeo history for the Western Heritage Center - Canada's version of the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center.
Dr. Justin Clardie Dr. Justin Clardie is an assistant professor of political science at Cameron University.  He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009.  His research and teaching is focused in the areas of international relations and comparative politics.
Dr. Sterling Evans Dr. Sterling Evans holds the Louise Welsh Chair in Oklahoma, Southern Plains, and Borderlands History at the University of Oklahoma.  His research and teaching interests are in  environmental, agricultural, and transnational history, especially as those fields relate to the Great Plains.  He earned his PhD in history from the University of Kansas in 1997 and has taught at universities in Alberta, California, and Manitoba before coming to OU, where he is also Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department.
Dr. Tony Wohlers Dr. Tony Wohlers is Associate Professor of Political Science and Academic Research Director at Cameron University. His work has focused on aspects of public policy, including e-government, biotechnology's role in society, and public policy in general.  He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University (2004), where he studied the role of neighborhood groups in local agenda-setting.  Since 2005 he has taught at Cameron University in the Department of History and Government.