Dr. Theresa Jedd 

E-Mail: theresa.jedd@hfp.tum.de

Environmental Policy Specialist
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
National Drought Mitigation Center
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Theresa Jedd joined the Environmental and Climate Policy Chair in 2019. She was a post-doctoral research associate and environmental policy specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln from 2015 until 2019. During this time, she served on research teams focused on how policies, plans, and management actions ameliorate the impacts of climate variability (specifically drought) at the park, community, state, national, and international levels. Her research uses a range of interviews, focus groups, participatory workshops, news media analysis, and document evaluation methods in combination with physical drought and water indicators. She worked as a climate vulnerability researcher in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University while completing her dissertation on North American transboundary conservation governance in the Department of Political Science in 2015. Before that, she was a research assistant on U.S. landscape-scale forestry policy. In addition to teaching at TUM, she taught political science courses with a focus on sustainable development, U.S. environmental policy, international environmental politics, international institutions, and current world issues at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming.


5 Key Publications

Cravens, A.E., Goolsby, J.B., Jedd, T., Bathke, D.J., Crausbay, S., Cooper, A.E., Dunham, J., Haigh, T., Hall, K.R., Hayes, M.J. and McEvoy, J., (2023). The patchwork governance of ecologically available water: A case study in the Upper Missouri Headwaters, Montana, United States. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Associationhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.13167

Jedd, T., Schutz, A., Burbach, M (2022). "Polycentric governance in Nebraska, U.S., for ground and surface water."  In Water Resources Allocation and Agriculture: Transitioning from Open to Regulated Access, eds. J. Rouillard, C. Babbitt, E. Challies, J.-D. Rinaudo. International Water Association Publishing.

Jedd, T., Fragaszy, S.R., Knutson, C., Hayes, M.J., Fraj, M.B., Wall, N., Svoboda, M. and McDonnell, R., (2021). “Drought Management Norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa Region Managing Risks or Crises?” The Journal of Environment & Development, 30(1), pp.3-40.

Fragaszy, S.R., Jedd, T., Wall, N., Knutson, C., Belhaj Fraj, M., Bergaoui, K., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M. and McDonnell, R., (2020). “Drought Monitoring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: Participatory Engagement to Inform Early Warning Systems.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.https://journals.ametsoc.org/bams/article-pdf/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0084.1/4907677/bamsd180084.pdf

Jedd, T. (2019). “The limits of resilience in US community responses to recent drought events.” Community Development50(2), 141-159.

Teaching (digest)

Summer 2022


·         Civil Society and Technological Change

Winter 2021/2022

·         Politics of Sustainability

Summer 2020

·         Environmental Politics in International Comparison

·         Civil Society and Technological Change

Winter 2019/2020

·         The Ethics and Politics of Existential Environmental Risks