Dr. Luintel received his PhD in Environmental Science, Management and Policy from Portland State University. He worked over 20 years in research, policy analysis, program/project evaluation, teaching, and capacity building in the field of natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and education in South Asia and the US. His research includes elucidating implications of national and international environmental, educational, and developmental policies and programs. Some of his notable research include monitoring performance of donor-funded forestry and livelihood programs in Nepal, assessing impact of Nepal’s community forestry programs, exploring potential implication of international climate change policy in developing countries, examining impact of different curricular strategies on educational performance in the US, and identifying implication of educational inputs on students’ knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy and workforce development in the US. He takes interdisciplinary approaches and uses robust quantitative and qualitative methods in his research/evaluation. He has authored/co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed papers, research reports, book chapters, policy briefs, and discussion papers that have been widely cited and used for policy/program review. He has been serving as an editor for the Journal of Forest and Livelihood and reviewer for several journals. Through these experiences, he developed professional interest and competency working in wide range of socio-economic, cultural, and developmental contexts collaboratively and independently.