Emily Ray

Title: Assistant Professor; MPA Coordinator

Concentration:  Environmental Politics, Environmental Political Theory, Natural Resource and Land-use Conflicts, Environmental Movements; Public Policy

Education: Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Office: Stevenson 2064

Phone: (707) 664-2731

Email: emily.ray@sonoma.edu



Dr. Ray joined the faculty at Sonoma State in Fall 2015. She received her doctorate from Virginia Tech in 2013 and has previously taught at Northern Arizona University. Her expertise is in environmental politics and environmental political theory with a particular interest in land-use conflicts, social movements, and public policy. Her research centers on natural resource disputes, the political economy of resource use, and how to build a theory of collective environmental responsibility.


  • POLS 201: Ideas and Institutions
    POLS 302: Social Science Research Methods
    POLS 311: Contemporary Political Thought 
    POLS 314: Environmental Political Theory
    POLS 315: Modern Political Ideologies
    POLS 488: Special Topics: Ethics in the Trump era
    POLS 507: Ethics in Public Administration
    POLS 596: Graduate Tuturial Exam
    POLS 598: MPA Capstone
    POLS 599: MPA Thesis