Tom Hulst

Tom R. Hulst received an MA in public administration from Washington State University in 1972, served as policy advisor to Governor Daniel J. Evans, superintendent of Peninsula School District, and administrator in the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. He was president and board member of E3 Washington from 2011 to 2018, an organization that provides professional development in environmental and sustainability education in Washington state.

Hulst is a regular columnist for the Public Administration Times (PA TIMES), the voice of the field of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Articles include Voices Crying in the Wilderness: The Legal Rights of Nature; and All Hands on Deck: A Clarion Call for Civic Service. In 2004 he published a book related to constitutional law and the environment titled The Footpaths of Justice William O. Douglas: A Legacy of Place. Tom currently teaches political science part-time at Tacoma Community College; and he and his wife, Linda, enjoy the hiking trails in the Olympics, Mount Rainier, Goat Rocks, Mount Adams and the North Cascades.