Michael Fotos

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Lecturer in Political Science and Ethics, Politics & Economics
115 Prospect St, Room 107
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000
  • MPA, Harvard University, 1990
  • BA, Yale University
Dr. Michael A. Fotos, III, BA, MPA, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in Political Science, Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and Biospheric Studies at Yale University and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the graduate public policy program at Trinity College in Hartford CT. 
His recent publications develop the relationship between political theory and policy analysis with reference to the research program of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University.  His earlier publications focus on coal mining regulation, voter turnout, and ecosystem services. 
Dr. Fotos was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia and presently lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.  He is a 1978 graduate of Yale College, holds an MPA from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University.  Dr. Fotos serves as a volunteer director of two charitable organizations, the Warrior-Scholar Project and the Connecticut Farmland Trust where he recently completed a four-year term as president.
  • Forthcoming. “Public Goods and the Diagnosis of Counterintentional Policy Outcomes.” Book chapter in Political Theory, Policy Analysis, and Institutional Creativity: Extending the Work of The Bloomington School, edited by Dario Castiglione and Filippo Sabetti. Lanham MD: Lexington Books
  • 2015. “Vincent Ostrom’s Revolutionary Science of Association,” Public Choice: the Journal of the Public Choice Society. 163(1-2):67-83. doi:10.1007/s11127-015-0235-1