Research and Creative Interests
- environmental communication
- climate change
- Public Engagement
- social psychology
- science communication
- Political Psychology
I am an assistant professor of Communication Science in the Media School, also holding affiliations with the Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE) and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). I conduct experimental and survey research in lab, field, and online settings which examines how people become motivated and empowered to take action on climate change and other environmental issues.
I hold a PhD in Social Psychology from Penn State University. I have published my work in a variety of cross-disciplinary journals, including Nature Communications, Environmental Communication, the Journal of Enviromental Psychology, Environment and Behavior, Science Communication, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, and Bioscience and had my work featured in popular press outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post. See my website for more info or check out some of my work on Google Scholar.
If you are a current or prospective IU student interested in conducting research related to my research interests, please feel free to get into contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.