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 Environmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality Science, Environment and Behavior, Science Communication, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass and had my work featured in popular press outlets such as the New York Times, the Guardian, 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 student in one of my courses, please contact me about class-related matters through the Canvas messaging system. 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.