Ryan Merlin Yonk
Ryan M. Yonk is an Undergraduate Programs Director in the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Political Economy at North Dakota State University. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Dr. Yonk is also the Research Director of the Rural Policy and Public Lands Center at Dixie State University. Dr. Yonk received his Ph.D. 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. His books include Green V. Green (with Randy Simmons and Brian Steed), Direct Democracy in the United States (with Shauna Reilly), Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment (with Randy Simmons and Ken Sim), Reality of American Energy (with Jordan Lofthouse and Megan Hansen) and The Political Impact of Quality of Life (with Joshua Smith). Dr. Yonk is the author of numerous academic journal articles and policy reports focused on the intersection of public policy, economics, and politics.