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Brad Mapes-Martins


Brad Mapes-Martins joined the UW-Stevens Point Department of Political Science in 2008 after beginning his teaching career at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His research over the past few years has focused on testing the assumptions of deliberative democratic theory against their expected performance for different types of environmental problems. Specifically, he analyzes local, participatory institutions in Australia, Europe, and the United States with the goal of adjusting democratic theory to better capture the dynamics of environmental problems. In the community, Mapes-Martins consults for the nonprofit community development organization, CAP Services, Inc.


  • Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Local/Regional Sustainability
  • Research Methods


Mapes-Martins, B. (2016). Household Maintenance and the Environmental Politics of Tending. The Greening of Everyday Life. Edited by Jens Kersten and John M. Meyer. Oxford University Press.

My colleagues work together like a team. Doing so let’s us keep our focus on what’s most important, educating our students. Hopefully, our shared sense of purpose comes through in the personalized support we offer our students.

-Brad Mapes-Martins


You can get a lot accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit!


When he was growing up, he wanted to be a marine biologist.

Associate Professor

D333 Science Building


Ph.D. - Political Science
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

B.A. - Political Science
The Evergreen State College


Introduction to American Politics
Environmental Law and Regulation
Political Theory and Democratic Engagement
Climate Change Politics and Policy