Ryan Merlin Yonk
Ryan M. Yonk is the Research Director of the Rural Policy and Public Lands Center, and an instructor in the Department of Political Science at Utah State University. His books include Green V. Green, Direct Democracy in the United States, Nature Unbound, Politics and Quality of Life, and The Reality of American Energy. Dr. Yonk is the author of numerous academic journal articles and policy reports focused on the intersection of public policy, economics, and politics. Dr. Yonk received his PhD in Political Science from Georgia State University in 2011. He was previously a research assistant professor of economics at Utah State University and an assistant professor of political science at Southern Utah University.