Political Science Ph.D. Alum named Distinguished ProfessorImage of

Political Science Ph.D. Alum named Distinguished Professor

Les Alm (Ph.D 1990) was named Distinguished Professor in Public Policy & Administration at Boise State University . Alm has served as chair of the Political Science Department, director of the MPA graduate program, and as a member of the university’s Northwest Accreditation team. His research on how science informs environmental policy has had significant impact on national policies. He received his Ph.D. in political science and M.A. in educational administration from Colorado State University.

“These outstanding individuals are the inaugural recipients of a new Boise State initiative to recognize the finest among its faculty for their distinguished achievement in the combined areas of teaching, research and service,” said Martin Schimpf, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Having received one of the highest honors that can be accorded to a faculty member, Distinguished Professors are expected to make special contributions to the intellectual advancement of their home departments and colleges, as well as to Boise State as a whole.