Professor McCool’s research focuses on water resource development, public lands policy, voting rights, and Indian water rights. He is the author of: River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America’s Rivers (2012); Native Waters: Contemporary Indian Water Settlements and the Second Treaty Era (2002) and Command of the Waters: Iron Triangles, Federal Water Development, and Indian Water (1987/1994). He co-authored: Native Vote: American Indians, the Voting Rights Act, and Indian Voting (2007); Staking Out the Terrain: Power and Performance Among Natural Resource Agencies (1996, 2d ed); and Public Policy Theories, Models and Concepts (1995). He edited two books with his students: Waters of Zion: The Politics of Water in Utah (1995) and Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West (1999). His latest edited book is The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights Act (2012). He has served as a consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U. S. Department of Justice, The ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, and the Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy.