Vaughn, Jacqueline 1950-

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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.



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.


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."



School Library Journal, August, 2003, Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, review of Environmental Activism: A Reference Handbook, p. 113.