Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo

Department of Political Science - Center for Sustainability in Education

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo

Associate Professor
Research Lab Director of the Judy Wason Center for Public Policy

McMurran Hall 356
(757) 594-9140


  • Ph D in Political Science, Michigan State University
  • MA in Political Science, Michigan State University
  • BA in Political Science, University of Texas, San Antonio


American politics, environmental policy, public policy and administration and state politics


American environmental policy, the relationship between public opinion and policy and use of science in the policy process.


Dr. Bromley-Trujillo received her B.A. in political science from the University of Texas, San Antonio and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University. Her research explores state and local climate change policy efforts, the relationship between public opinion and public policy and how science is used in the policy process. Her work appears in a number of journals including the Review of Policy Research, Climatic Change and the Journal of Public Policy, among others. Prior to her appointment at CNU, Dr. Bromley-Trujillo taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Climate Change Policymaking in the States: A view at 2020. Publius: Journal of Federalism. Volume, Online First.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Salience, Scientific Uncertainty, and the Agenda-Setting Power of Science. Policy Studies Journal.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Hot Districts, Cool Legislation: Evaluating Agenda Setting in Climate Change Bill Sponsorship in U.S. States. State Politics and Policy Quarterly. Volume, 19. Issue, 3. Pages, 375-395.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). The Importance of Salience: Public Opinion and State Policy Action on Climate Change. Journal of Public Policy. Issue, Online first. Pages, 1-25.
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