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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Neal Woods

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-7359
Office: Gambrell, Room 309
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Department of Political Science


  • Society
  • Policy & Environment


Public policy (environmental policy, regulation), bureaucratic politics,
federalism and intergovernmental relations


Woods, Neal D. 2015.  “Separation of Powers and the Politics of Administrative Rule Review.” 

State Politics and Policy Quarterly 15:3 (September) 345-365.

 Woods, Neal D.  2015.  “Regulatory Democracy Reconsidered: The Policy Impact of Public

Participation Requirements.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 25:2 (April)


Nicholson-Crotty, Sean C., Neal D. Woods, Ann O’M. Bowman, and Andrew Karch.  2014.

“Policy Innovativeness and Interstate Compacts.”  Policy Studies Journal 42:2 (May) 305-324

Krause, George A. and Neal D. Woods.  2014.  “State Bureaucracy: Policy Delegation,

Comparative Institutional Capacity, and Administrative Politics in the American States.” In Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government.  Donald P. Haider-Markel, ed.  New York: Oxford University Press, 363-393.  

Konisky, David M. and Neal D. Woods.  2012.  “Environmental Free Riding in State Water Pollution Enforcement.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 12:3 (September) 227-251.

Konisky, David M. and Neal D. Woods.  2012.  “Measuring State Environmental Policy.” Review of Policy Research 29:4 (July) 544-569.