Juliet Carlisle's (Ph.D. UCSB, 2007) research substantively deals with political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy especially energy policy. In particular, Dr. Carlisle has dedicated a great deal of her time to research focused on public opinion and has investigated issues surrounding environmental concern including what people know about the environment, from where that knowledge originates, and how that knowledge influences their opinions and their behavior with regard to the environment and offshore oil drilling. Her dissertation drew upon research in political socialization, environmental attitudes, and knowledge acquisition to assess what American high school seniors know about the environment and the source of that knowledge. Specifically, she compares the varying influence of factors related to school and curriculum, family, individual characteristics, and one's background. Dr. Carlisle is co-author of a book manuscript that explores energy policy during energy crises with specific attention focused on the role of public opinion, business interests, and environmental activists. Dr. Carlisle was Co-PI on a $200K grant funded by the Idaho National Laboratory for which an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to incorporate both GIS and public opinion survey data to create an energy transmission siting tool. Most recently, Dr. Carlisle, with a team of researchers, has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a similar siting tool for solar energy. Her primary role in both projects is with regard to the construction and administration of the survey instrument and consultation on how best to incorporate the survey results into the tools.