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Dr. Margaret Hrezo



Dr. Margaret Seyford Hrezo, a native of Maryland, graduated from St. Louis University with a B.A. in political science.  After a summer internship in the office of Representative Melvin Price (D-IL), she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Constitutional Law and Political Philosophy (1976).  She has lived in Virginia since 1977 teaching as an adjunct or temporary assistant professor at Radford University, Emory & Henry College, Wytheville Community College, and Virginia Tech. In 1979 she worked as Public Participation Agent for Pulaski County Virginia. In this capacity she constructed, carried out, and analyzed a county‑wide survey of public opinion in Pulaski County, Virginia. This survey was administered to 500 randomly selected county residents and was used in the formulation of the county's comprehensive plan. It won awards from the National Association of Counties, the Virginia Citizens Planning Association, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association.  From 1981-1987, Dr. Hrezo worked at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center as an editor, researcher, and as Assistant (ultimately Associate) Director for Research and Administration.  While at the Water Center she authored Virginia's first set of regulations governing geothermal resources, often worked closely with the staffs of the Virginia State Water Control Board and Virginia Department of Agriculture, and wrote extensively on groundwater law and management and drought management.  She has taught full time at Radford University in a tenure track capacity since 1994.  Currently she is full professor and chair of the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Margaret Hrezo is the author of 17 scholarly publications and numerous book reviews and conference presentations. In her spare time she gardens, reads, plays the piano badly, sings a little, and spoils her grandson.