Dr. Hoberg is a political scientist by training. He taught public policy and American politics at UBC for 13 years before joining the Faculty of Forestry. His research interests include environmental and natural resource policy, especially energy and forest policy, policy and institutional design, theories of policy change, the role of knowledge in the policy process, and international constraints on domestic policy autonomy. He has written books on environmental policy in the US, toxic substances regulation, and BC forest policy, and edited two books on comparative Canada-US policies and the US influence on Canada.
Professor Hoberg’s undergraduate Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance course is cross-listed as Political Science 350, and he teaches a graduate course (FRST 523) on Governance for Sustainability.