Dr. Emily Bell

Title: Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs


Emily V. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Her research examines local and regional environmental governance, focusing on coordination, policy learning, and collaborative processes. A key component of her work involves descriptive and inferential social network analysis to learn how stakeholders of water policy and management mitigate hazards of natural disasters such as flooding and drought. Dr. Bell has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona (2018) where she conducted research on urban water security in semi-arid climates. Currently, she is leading work that assesses vulnerability of community water systems and municipal adaptation to pressures of sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and urbanization.