Vaughn, Jacqueline 1950-
VAUGHN, Jacqueline 1950-
(Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer)
Born September 12, 1950, in San Diego, CA; daughter of Jack Condridge and Ruby (Borgeld) Vaughn. Education: Boston University, B.S., 1972; San Jose State University, M.A., 1974; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1979. Hobbies and other interests: Travel.
Office—Department of Political Science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5036. E-mail—[email protected]
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, professor, 1979-81; Southern Oregon University, Ashland, professor, 1990-97; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, professor of political science, 1997—. Southern California Edison, worked as environmental specialist; South Coast Air Quality Management District, worked as public information specialist; Riverside County District Attorney's Office, worked as program coordinator; also worked as political campaign chair.
American Association of University Women, Policy Studies Organization, Western Political Science Association.
UNDER NAME JACQUELINE VAUGHN SWITZER
Environmental Politics: Domestic and Global Dimensions, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1994, 4th edition, Thomson/Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2004.
The Play of Power, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1995.
Green Backlash: The History and Politics of Environmental Opposition in the U.S., Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1997.
Environmental Activism: A Reference Handbook, American Bibliographical ABC-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2003.
Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 2003.
Healthy Forests: Reframing the Environmental Debate, University Press of Colorado (Boulder, CO), 2005.
Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Public Administration Times. Symposium editor, Policy Studies Journal.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on institutional responses to wildland/urban interface wildfires and on protected area policy in Ireland.
Jacqueline Vaughn told CA: "No matter what I write, whether a textbook for an academic audience or an op-ed column for a newspaper, there is an incredible feeling that comes from seeing my name in print. I look at the letters on the cover or in a byline and realize that I can hold something tangible in my hands that I have produced.
"For me, writing becomes an accomplishment, like hiking in New Zealand or Ireland, that I never thought I would or could do. Each book, like each mile, is a step forward on a journey. I am always thinking of new subjects I would like to write about—the ideas for books flow freely in my mind.
"I cannot write fiction. I have been trained in a journalistic style since junior high school—the no-nonsense use of concise wording and phrasing—that makes me incapable of using superlatives or description in anything I write. In retrospect, I would have liked to become a journalist so that I could use the term 'writer' when filling out a form asking for my occupation."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
School Library Journal, August, 2003, Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, review of Environmental Activism: A Reference Handbook, p. 113.