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Director, Center for Research on Vermont
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Strategic communications, public policy research related to energy, transportation and public health. Vermont research.
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  • University of Vermont
    Assistant Research Professor, 2009 - 2013
    Teaching and research related to media studies, energy, transportation and public health.
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Richard A. Watts, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Research on Vermont -- a collaborative networks of scholars examining and celebrating Vermont research -- particularly as that research connects Vermont with the broader world.

Vermont Matters is a blog highlighting Vermont research, Center activities and occasionally Richard's Vermont research. Richard's research examines the role of strategic communications in the development and implementation of public policy related to energy, transportation and public health building on his experience as a policy and communication professional in public policy and political campaigns, as a journalist and a consultant to government agencies, advocacy organizations and business groups.

To see Richard's publications and CV -- check his CDAE faculty page or see his recent book, Public Meltdown: The Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Richard grew up in Putney, Vermont and currently lives in Hinesburg with his wife and dogs.
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Vermont's GMO law takes effect today (July 1). Commentary on the law and some of the citizens and activists behind it on VPR. http://digital.vpr.net/post/watts-citizens-can-make-difference#stream/0
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Center for Research on Vermont student interns confirm national driving patterns.
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One less car, one month.
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How America went for a drive and lost our ability to walk
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Recent bike tragedies underscore need to shift the paradigm
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New research funding for Vermont scholars & interview with town meeting expert Frank Bryan.
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How did Vermont raise its gas tax in a time when tax increases are so unpopular?
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