Samantha Zuhlke

Assistant Professor

Samantha Zuhlke is an Assistant Professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs. Her research and teaching center on public policy, public administration, and environmental politics. Sam's current research agenda investigates how political forces like social construction and policy feedback shape the U.S. nonprofit sector through partisanship and political competition. More broadly, she is interested in the intersection of geography and political science, including environmental politics, environmental justice, and developing new methods of spatial analysis. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, Sam worked at the National Geographic Society from 2010-2016, producing K-12 classroom materials to support geography education.

Areas of Interest:

Public Policy


Environmental Politics

Spatial Statistics



Samantha Zuhlke CV Mar 2023

Samantha Zuhlke
PhD, Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2021

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University of Iowa
United States