Associate Professor (Research)
M.S., Michigan State University, J.D. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
John Ruple conducts research on public land and water resource management, including efforts to improve management efficiency and collaborative resource management between the federal and state governments. Prior to joining the Stegner Center, John worked as a Fellow with the University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, where he addressed land and water issues involving energy development in Utah’s Uinta Basin. John also worked as policy analyst in Governor Jon Huntsman’s Public Lands Office, as an environmental attorney, and a NEPA contractor specializing in permitting for projects involving ski areas operating on National Forest System lands. He has published in the Utah Environmental Law Review, Idaho Law Review, and Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, and contributed to various books, technical reports, and NEPA documents.