Dr. Tatyana Ruseva

Dr. Tatyana Ruseva received her PhD from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2010. Since joining the Department of Government and Justice Studies, she has taught courses in environmental politics, public policy, program evaluation, and research methods. She mentors graduate students in the Political Science program, and collaborates with students on research projects and outreach activities. Dr. Ruseva is a member of the Appalachian Carbon Research Group and an affiliated faculty of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) at Appalachian, as well as the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. Her interdisciplinary work has appeared in the Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Policy, Ecological Economics, Society and Ecology, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, and edited volumes on human-environment interactions.

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Institutions and Governance
  • Research Methods


  • Ph.D. (2010), Indiana University
  • M. A. (2003), Sofia University
  • B.A. (2002), Sofia University 

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Politics
  • International Environmental Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation

Website: https://tbruseva.weebly.com/

Title: MA Program Director, Professor of Political Science
Department: rusevatb@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8238

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
350J Anne Belk Hall


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