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John Sutherlin
Professor
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John W Sutherlin, PhD
Professor, Political Science

Education

MA

2016, Environmental Law and Policy
Vermont Environmental Law School

Ph D

1998, Political Science/International Relations
University of New Orleans

MA

1995, International Relations
University of New Orleans

BA

1990, Political Science
Louisiana Tech University

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Biographical Sketch

Professor in Political Science

John W. Sutherlin is a Professor of Political Science.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans in 1998. Dr. Sutherlin was named professor of the year twice by the Student Government Association and held the Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence for three years. He was the co-coordinator the Delta Leadership Institute for the Delta Regional Authority for more than 7 years.

Dr. Sutherlin has worked extensively abroad, to include Argentina, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. He sits on the Board of Directors for a London-based company. Dr. Sutherlin has written two books on environmental policy and hold several patents. He has also produced or directed 28 documentary films and was nominated for the Volvo for Life Award. Dr. Sutherlin was a finalist for the position of Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality under Governor Blanco and completed a leadership program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2014.  Dr. Sutherlin earned his Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from the Vermont Environmental Law School in 2016.  

Dr. Sutherlin served as Chief Research Officer for three years and was responsible for more than $50 million in federal and state funded research.  

Licensure & Certification

Essentials of Grant Funding, Louisiana State University. (February 11 2020 - Present)
Brownfields Grant Developer, Kansas State University TAB Program. (July 29 2016 - Present)
Certificate of Attendance, Environmental Regulatory Compliance Conference. (January 26 2012 - Present)
Solar Power Installation and Assessment, Solar Energy Supply. (July 6 2010 - Present)
Teaching Excellence, The ULM TLRC. (November 20 2006 - Present)
Compost Facility Operator, LSU Agricultural Extension. (May 2002 - Present)
Radio Operator, Federal Communications Commission. (May 1986 - Present)

Research Interests

Subject: political science, public policy

Areas: environmental, energy

Geographic: Middle East, European

Sutherlin has published books, articles and government reports on many topics.

Creative Works

Acting in Film (supporting role), New Hope, Monroe, LA. (May 5 2011).

Recent Publications

Sutherlin, J. (1993). Environmental Diplomacy. Washington, DC: US-Iran Review.
Sutherlin, J. (1995). A Proposal to Study the Effects of Land-Based and Riverboat Gaming in New Orleans (pp. 70 pages). New Orleans, LA: City Planning Commission of New Orleans.
Sutherlin, J. (1995). Characteristics and Possible Impacts of a Restructured OCS and Gas Industry in the Gulf of Mexico (pp. 188 pages). Baton Rouge, LA: OCS Study, Coastal Marine Institute.
Sutherlin, J., Deshazo, R. (1996). Building Bridges: Diplomacy and Regime Formation in the Jordan River Valley (pp. 177 pages). Lantham, New York and London: University Press of America.
Sutherlin, J. (1996). Regionalization of Solid Waste Management for Louisiana, Volumes I & II (pp. 1200 pages + maps, charts and graphs). Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Natural Resources.
Sutherlin, J. (1996). Goals, Principles and Objectives of Ecudorian Environmental Regulations (pp. 200 pages). Quito: CAAM.
Sutherlin, J. (1996). Slovenia Stymied by Wastes (pp. 4 pages). World Wastes.
Sutherlin, J. (1997). Wastewater Manangement in St. Tammany Parish: Technical, Financial and Institutional Considerations (pp. 450 pages). New Orleans, LA: Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation.
Sutherlin, J. (1997). Wastewater Management Plan for Tangipahoa Parish (pp. 350 pages). New Orleans, LA: Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation.
Sutherlin, J. (1997). Project Summary and Recommendations: Waste Management Options for Slovenia (pp. 80 pages). Washington, DC: US EPA-State Department.
Sutherlin, J. (1998). Critical Sites on the Northshore (pp. 350 pages). New Orleans, LA: Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation.
Sutherlin, J. (1999). The Greening of Central Europe: Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy in Poland and the Czech Republic. Lantham, New York and Oxford: University Press of America.
Sutherlin, J. (2001). International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation (pp. 215-23). Westport, CN & London: Praeger Press.
Sutherlin, J. (2004). National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollution (pp. 25 pages). Lafayette, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2004). Solid Waste Ordinance: St. Tammany Parish (pp. 150 pages). Covington, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2004). Solid Waste Management Report for Southeastern Louisiana (pp. 85 pages). Houma, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2004). Observations on Brownfields: Complications and Considerations (pp. 5 pages). Chicago, IL: Brownfields News.
Sutherlin, J. (2005). The Iranian Labyrinth (pp. 187-88). Washington, DC: Middle East Policy.
Sutherlin, J. (2005). Sewerage and Septage Options: St. Tammany Parish (pp. 180 pages). Covington, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2005). Solid Waste Management Plan: St. Tammany Parish (pp. 175 pages). Covington, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2005). The Persian Puzzle (pp. 143-44). Wshington, DC: Middle East Policy.
Sutherlin, J. (2005). The New, Greener Big Easy? A Brownfields Proposal for an Urban Catastrophe (pp. 5 pages). Chicago, IL: Brownfields News.
Sutherlin, J. (2006). Environmental Health Issues Impacting on City Planning, Rebuilding and Rehabilitation (pp. 250). New Orleans, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2006). The New Lion of Damascus (pp. 172-74). Washington, DC: Middle East Policy.
Sutherlin, J. (2006). The Road Ahead (pp. 144-45). Washington, DC: Middle East Policy.
Sutherlin, J. (2006). An Aquatic Armistice (Not a War for Water) (pp. 11 pages). Little Rock, Arkansas: Midsouth Political Science Review.
Sutherlin, J. (2006). 9-11... (pp. op-ed). Monroe, LA: The Newstar.
Sutherlin, J. (2006). Economic Analysis and Grant Development for Concordia Parish (pp. 115 pages). Monroe, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2007). The Shia Revival (pp. 157-59). Washington, DC: Middle East Policy Review.
Steckline, C. T., Rettenmayer, J. W., Sutherlin, J., Oliver, P., Colvin, L. C., Cordova, J. L. (2007). "Shared Governance Procedures". Monroe, LA: Shared Governance Committee.
Sutherlin, J. (2007). Litter Report for City of West Monroe (pp. 110 pages). Monroe, La:
Sutherlin, J. (2007). Political Science: A Complete Course in a Book (pp. 246 pages). New York, NY: Sparknotes, a division of Barnes and Noble.
Sutherlin, J. (2007). American Government: A Complete Course in a Book (pp. 440 pages). New York, NY: Sparknotes, a division of Barnes and Noble.
Oliver, P., Cage, B. N., Magoun, A. D., Colvin, L. C., Steckline, C. T., Sutherlin, J. (2007). "Principles and Practices of Shared Governance". Monroe, LA: Shared Governance Committee.
Sutherlin, J., Johnson, D. (2007). Analysis of the Litter Ordinances of the City of Monroe (pp. 29).
Sutherlin, J. (2008). The Palmetto State Helps Sort out the GOP Field (pp. 1 page). Monroe, LA: The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Economic Growth Advisory Group, Environmental Working Group, Report to Governor Jindal (pp. 28). Baton Rouge, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Has Obama Bounced Back? (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Why Iowa Still Matters (pp. 1 page). Monroe, LA: The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Should Hillary Quit? Are You Crazy! (pp. 1).
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Things are not Yet Settled for the Democrats (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Bosnia Debacle only the Tip (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Pennsylvania Could Finally Give Democrats Their Nominee. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Stubbins: Elimination of Odor and Taste Problems in Cucumber Slicing (pp. 35). Ximax, Ltd with the SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Valefresco: Non-Chlorine Disinfection of Field Crops (pp. 28). Ximax, Ltd with SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Cott Beverages: Bottle Washing Applications (pp. 32). Ximax, Ltd with SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Anglia Salads: Biofilm Elimination through Chlorine Dioxide (pp. 28). Ximax, Ltd with SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Branston: Environmental Alternatives to Chlorine for Potato Washing (pp. 36). Ximax, Ltd with SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Evesham Growers: Bacterium Reductions in Recirculated Waters (pp. 41). Ximax, LTD with SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Picking Presidential Prejudices. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). VEEP Clinton? Not so Fast!. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J., Unter, K. (2008). City of Ruston Economic/Smart Growth Market Analysis (pp. 30).
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Flip Flopping on Iraq?. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Barack Obama Abroad. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Where is the Obama Bounce?. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J., Unter, K. (2008). Ouachita Parish Fire Department Assessment and Rating Report (pp. 127 plus attachmnents).
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Read My Lipstick (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). The Bailout Bungle...So Now What? (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Has Obama Turned the Corner? Maybe. (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). And the Winner Is... (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Where do Republicans Go From Here (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2008). Change you can already dis-believe in (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Hamas, Israel and the Middle East (pp. 1). The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Inauguration Day: A Time for Leadership. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Jindal Gives Lackluster Performance. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Economy is not the World's only Issue. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Who is giving Jindal all this bad advice?. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Redneck or Not, Tea-Parties are Americans. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran (pp. 154-56). Washington, DC: Middle East Policy Review.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Intellectual Property Rights: The West, India and China (pp. 399-413). Plantijnstraat: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Surplus Spending and Deficit Budgets. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Security Always Trumps Transparency. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). North Korean Troubles...Yet Again. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Constitution Matters...for Now. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Iranian Fallout Just Beginning. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J., Stockley, J. P., Unter, K. (2009). A Legislative Report Prepared for the Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs. Monroe, Louisiana: SSRL.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Sotomayor Likely to Serve on High Court. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Pelosi wants Blue Dogs to Stop Barking. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Health-Care Reform Remains Illusive. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). The Drinking Water Crisis in Pakistan (pp. 18 pages).
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Outrage in Scotland Relevant for US. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Louisiana's Alternative Energy Policy: How the Bayou State could become the Biomass State (pp. 9-15). Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana Progress Journal.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Resgination Sends up more Red Flags. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Afghanistan will change Obama Presidency. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). The Crisis of Islamic Civilization by Ali A. Allawi. Washington, DC: Middle East Policy.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Russian Foreign Policy Needed...And Soon. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Remembering the Berlin Wall. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Diplomacy is the Art of Restraining Power. The Ouachita Citizen.
White, N., McGahan, J., Sutherlin, J., Alibeli, M. (2009). A Report for the Center for Community Preparedness Office of Public Health Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Assessment of the Dissemination of the Individual and Family Handbook "How You Can Be Prepared for a Flu Pandemic".
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Benny Morris' 1948: The First Arab-War (pp. 278-280). Review of Middle East Studies.
Sutherlin, J. (2009). Health Care Legislation Making me Sick. The Ouachita Citizen.
Alibeli, M., Sutherlin, J., White, N. Gender and Environmental Concern in the Middle East. The Sociological Spectrum.
Sutherlin, J. (2010). Israeli Relations Hit Rock Bottopm. The Ouachita Citizen.
Sutherlin, J. (2010). Who Is Charlie Melancon?. The Ouachita Citizen.
White, N., McGahan, J., Sutherlin, J., Alibeli, M. (2010). Public Perceptions Concerning Flu Pandemic Preparedness as it Relates to the H1N1 Swine Flu.
Sutherlin, J. (2010). Power & Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats. Washington, DC: Joint Force Quarterly.
Sutherlin, J. (2010). BP's Blow-Up and DC's Debacle: Energy Policy-Making the Wrong Way (pp. 21-27). Louisiana Progress.
Unter, K., Stockley, J. P., Sutherlin, J. The Constitutional and Legal Issues of Redistricting Louisiana. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Progress Journal.
Sutherlin, J., Stockley, J. P., Unter, K. (2011). Congressional Redistricting for Louisiana (pp. 170+).
Sutherlin, J., Stockley, J. P., Unter, K. (2011). Louisiana State Senate Redistricting for Northeast Louisiana.
Stockley, J. P., Sutherlin, J. (2011). Louisiana Law and Congressional Redistricting. Louisiana: Louisiana Progress Journal.
Stockley, J. P., Sutherlin, J. (2011). In Search of Fairness: Assessing Redistricting Proposals (pp. 15-24). Louisiana: Louisiana Progress Journal.
Sutherlin, J., Seiber, S. (2011). Arkansas Tech University International Studies Program External Review (pp. 9 with supporting materials).
Sutherlin, J. (2011). Commitment to Service: Jury Duty.
Sutherlin, J. (2011). "Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future". Los Angeles, CA: International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology.
Stockley, J. P., Sutherlin, J. Louisiana Legislature. Baton Rouge: LSU Press.
Sutherlin, J. (2011). The Brain Drain and NSU Graduates: Stay Brady Stay (pp. 34-48). Natchotoches, LA: Cane River Heritage Area and NWSU.
Sutherlin, J. (2012). Report Regarding City Council Redistricting and Elections for City of Monroe. Monroe, LA:
Sutherlin, J. (2012). Mayors Gone Wild: A Tale of Corruption and Other Oddities. Baton Rouge, LA: The Political Desk.
Sutherlin, J. (2012). 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. International Journal of Business and Social Science.
Sutherlin, J., Stockley, J. P., Unter, K. (2012). The Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Kingfish—How Southern Politicians are Successful in the Face of Overwhelming Stereotypes.
Sutherlin, J. (2012). Better Environmental Governance: A Function of Democracy or Authoritarianism? (pp. 17). Irving, TX: American International Journal of Contemporary Research.
Sutherlin, J. (2012). Middle East Turmoil and Human Rights: How will the ‘New’ Regimes Expand Civil Liberties (pp. 11). Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.
Sutherlin, J. (2012). The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad. Washington DC: Joint Force Quarterly.
Sutherlin, J. (2013). The Syrian Dilemma: a U.S. led Invasion or a U.N. Sponsored Resolution (pp. 16). Los Angeles, CA: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
Stockley, J. (2014). St. John the Baptist Parish Quarterly Economic Development Report.
Stockley, J. (2014). St. John the Baptist Parish Quarterly Economic Development Report.
Stockley, J. (2014). St. John the Baptist Parish Quarterly Economic Development Report.
Stockley, J. (2015). St. John the Baptist Parish Quarterly Economic Development Report.
(2014). Quarterly Report: Delta Regional Authority.
(2015). Quarterly Report: Delta Regional Authority.
(2015). Quarterly Report: Delta Regional Authority.
(2014). Quarterly Report: Delta Regional Authority.
Sutherlin, J. W. (2015). Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education.
Sutherlin, J. W. (2016). DRA Quarterly Report.
Sutherlin, J. (2016). Commentary of Bureau of Land Management Proposed Regulaory Changes. Washington, DC: Federal Registry.
Sutherlin, J. W. (2016). Ethics, Environmental Justice and Climate Change. Science and Public Policy.

Research Grants

Sutherlin, J. W. (Principal), Stockley, J. (Supporting), Saulsberry, P. (Supporting), "Delta Leadership Institute" (Funded), Sponsored By Delta Regional Authority, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $985,000. (October 1 2015 - Present).
Sutherlin, J. W. (Principal), "Delta Regional Authority Leadership Institute" (Funded), Sponsored By DRA, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $787,000. (August 15 2014 - July 15 2015).
Stammerjohan, C. (Principal), "Technology and Marketing Assessment" (Funded), Sponsored By CenturyLink, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $35,000. (January 20 2015 - June 20 2015).
Sutherlin, J. (Principal), "Innovation through Collaboration: Delta Leadership Initiative" (Funded), Sponsored By Delta Regional Authority, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $981000. (August 15 2013 - August 15 2014).
Sutherlin, J. (Principal), "Social Studies Region III Fair" (Funded), Sponsored By Entergy, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $500.00. (November 2011 - February 2012).
Sutherlin, J. (Principal), "Social Studies Region III Fair" (Funded), Sponsored By PAC Environmental, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $400.00. (November 15 2011 - December 30 2011).
White, N. (Principal), McGahan, J. (Supporting), Sutherlin, J. (Supporting), Alibeli, M. (Supporting), "H1N1 Public Assessment “Scope of Work” for the Center for Community Preparedness Office of Public Health" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $49778. (March 30 2010 - June 30 2010).

Awards & Honors

April 2015 Excellence in Teach Award.

August 2013 Fulbright Specialist.

February 2013 Tom and Mayme Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence.

March 2012 Senate Resultion.

April 2011 Service Recognition Award.

May 2008 Faculty Award of Excellence.

April 2007 Faculty Award of Excellence.

November 2006 Certificate of Completion.

October 2006 Certificate of Appreciation.

April 2004 John H. Stibbs Award.

August 2003 Volvo for Life Award.

April 2003 The TECH Museum Awards.

March 1995 International Water Expert.

Courses Taught

GOVM 1001Intro Political Sci, 4 course(s)

GOVM 2001American National, 2 course(s)

GOVM 4025Prac In Legal Stud, 1 course(s)

GOVM 4040Comparative, 1 course(s)

GOVM 4050Am Foreign Policy, 1 course(s)

GOVM 4091Internat Relations, 1 course(s)

HONR 3001HONORS SOCIAL SCIENCE, 4 course(s)

POLS 1001INTRO TO POLITICAL SCIENCE, 44 course(s)

POLS 2000American Gov, 1 course(s)

POLS 2001AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, 6 course(s)

POLS 4003ETHICS, 2 course(s)

POLS 4004GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, 4 course(s)

POLS 4006Parties & Campaigns, 1 course(s)

POLS 4007WESTERN POLITICAL THEORY, 6 course(s)

POLS 4021AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY, 4 course(s)

POLS 4040Compartive, 1 course(s)

POLS 4044MIDDLE EAST POLITICS, 2 course(s)

POLS 4050AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, 2 course(s)

POLS 4053International Politics, 2 course(s)

POLS 4061INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY, 3 course(s)

POLS 4064INTERNSHIP POLITICAL SCIENCE, 33 course(s)

POLS 4065Global Development, 1 course(s)

POLS 4091International Relations, 1 course(s)

POLS 5020ETHICS AND PUBLIC ADMIN, 2 course(s)

POLS 5032GRANT WRITING, 1 course(s)

POLS 5050COMPARATIVE ADMINISTRATION, 1 course(s)

POLS 5051GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, 3 course(s)

POLS 5060ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & ADMIN, 4 course(s)

POLS 5061NATURAL RESOURCES MGMT, 3 course(s)

POLS 5064URB ENVIR POLICY & ADMIN, 1 course(s)

POLS 5092DELTA REGIONAL AUTH INTERNSHIP, 3 course(s)

POLS 5093PUBLIC ADMIN INTERNSHIP, 2 course(s)