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EDUCATION

Ph.D.

Forestry and Environmental Studies (Social Ecology), Yale University

Dissertation: Sense of Place and Environmental Behavior at an Ecoregional Scale

M.S. 

Natural Resource Management (Human Dimensions: Environmental Education and Interpretation),

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

B.B.A.

International Business and French, James Madison University 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2018–present

Faculty Director (Acting), Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (EIPER), School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California

2016–present 

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, Stanford, California

2008–2016

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, and Center Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, Stanford, California 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Niemiec, R.M., Ardoin, N., Brewer, F., Kung, S., Lopez, K. In press. Fear of Social Sanctions and Increased Neighbor Interaction: Associations with Resident Action to Control the Invasive Little Fire Ant. Society and Natural Resources.

Gould, R.K., Phukan, I., Mendoza, M.E., Ardoin, N.M., Panikkar, B. 2018. Seizing Opportunities to Diversify Conservation. Conservation Letters, doi.org/10.1111/conl.12431.

Niemiec, R.M., Asner, G.P., Brodrick, P., Gaertner, J., and Ardoin, N.M. 2018. Scale-Dependence of Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers of Biological Invasion in Hawai‘i. Landscape and Urban Planning, 169: 70–80.

Reineman, D. and Ardoin, N.M. 2018. Sustainable Tourism and the Management of Nearshore Coastal Places: Place Attachment and Disruption to Surf-Spots. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(2): 325–340.

Browning, M.H.E.M., Stern, M.J., Ardoin, N.M., and Heimlich, J.E., 2018. Factors that Contribute to Community Members’ Support of Local Nature Centers. Environmental Education Research, 24(3): 326–342. 

Ardoin, N.M., Bowers, A.W., Wyman Roth, N., and Holthuis, N. 2017. Environmental Education and K–12 Student Outcomes: A review and analysis of research. Journal of Environmental Education, 49(1): 1–17.

Biggar, M.T. and Ardoin, N.M. 2017. Community Context, Human Needs, and Transportation Choices: A view across San Francisco Bay Area communities. Journal of Transport Geography, 60: 189–199.

Stern, M.J., Powell, R.B., Frensley, B., and Ardoin, N.M. 2017. What Difference Do Role Models Make? Investigating outcomes at a residential environmental education center. Environmental Education Research, doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2017.1313391.

Niemiec, R.M., Ardoin, N.M., Wharton, C., Brewer, F. 2017. Civic and Natural Place Attachment as Correlates of Resident Invasive Species Control Behavior in Hawaii. Biological Conservation, 209: 415–422.

Khalil, K.A., Ardoin, N.M., and Wojcik, D.J. 2017. Social Learning within a Community of Practice: Investigating interactions about evaluation among zoo education professionals. Evaluation and Program Planning, 61: 45–54.

Browning, M.H.E.M., Stern, M.J., Ardoin, N.M., Heimlich, J.E., Petty, R., and Charles, C. 2017. Investigating the Sets of Values that Community Members Hold toward Local Nature Centers. Environmental Education Research, 23(9): 1291–1306.

Biggar, M.T. and Ardoin, N.M. 2017. More Than Good Intentions: The role of conditions in personal transportation behavior. Local Environment, 22(2): 141–155.

Stern, M.J., Ardoin, N.M., and Powell, R.B. 2017. Exploring the Effectiveness of Outreach Strategies in Conservation Projects: The case of the Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Program. Society and Natural Resources, 30(1): 95–111.

Ardoin, N.M., DiGiano, M., O’Connor, K., and Podkul, T. 2017. The Development of Trust in Residential Environmental Education Programs. Environmental Education Research, 23(9): 1355–1355.

Lukacs, H., Ardoin, N.M., and Grubert, E. 2016. Beyond Formal Groups: Neighboring acts and watershed protection in Appalachia. International Journal of the Commons, 10(2): 878–901.

Boudet, H.S., Ardoin, N.M., Flora, J., Armel, K.C., Desai, M., and Robinson, T.R. 2016. Effects of a Behaviour Change Intervention for Girl Scouts on Child and Parent Energy-Saving Behaviours. Nature Energy, doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.91.

Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., Biggar, M., Cravens, A.E., and Wojcik, D. 2016. Environmental Behavior’s Dirty Secret: The prevalence of waste management in discussions of environmental concern and action. Environmental Management, 58(2): 268–282.

Lincoln, N.K. and Ardoin, N.M., 2016. Cultivating Values: Environmental values and sense of place as correlates of sustainable agricultural practices. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(2): 389–401.

Khalil, K.A., Ardoin, N.M., and Wojcik, D.J. 2016. The Company You Keep: Networks in a community of informal education evaluators. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 51: 7–16.

Cravens, A.E. and Ardoin, N.M. 2016. Negotiating Credibility and Legitimacy in the Shadow of an Authoritative Data Source. Ecology and Society, 21(4): 30.

Lincoln, N.K. and Ardoin, N.M. 2016. Farmer Typology in South Kona, Hawai‘i: Who’s farming, how, and why? Food, Culture, & Society, 19(3): 563–585.

Oakes, L.E., Ardoin, N.M., and Lambin, E. 2016. “I Know, therefore I Adapt?” Complexities of individual adaptation to climate-induced forest dieback in Alaska. Ecology and Society, 21(2): 40.

Niemiec, R., Ardoin, N.M., Wharton, C., and Asner, G.P. 2016. Motivating Residents to Combat Invasive Species on Private Lands: Social norms and community reciprocity. Ecology and Society, 21(2): 30.

Ardoin, N.M., Schuh, J., and Khalil, K. 2016. Environmental Behavior of Visitors to a Science Museum. Visitor Studies, 19(1): 77–95. 

Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C.C., and Wojcik, D. 2016. Looking toward the Blue Sky: Environmental education researchers’ experience, influences, and aspirations. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 15(1): 75– 89.

Ardoin, N.M., Wheaton, M., Hunt, C., Schuh, J., and Durham, W. 2016. Post-Trip Philanthropic Intentions of Nature-Based Tourists in Galapagos. Journal of Ecotourism, 15(1): 21–35.

Wheaton, M., Ardoin, N.M., Schuh, J., Hunt, C.A., Kresse, M., Menke, C., and Durham, W. 2016. Using Web and Mobile Technology to Motivate Pro-Environmental Action after a Nature-Based Tourism Experience. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24(4): 594–615.

Ardoin, N.M., DiGiano, M., O’Connor, K., and Holthuis, N. 2016. Using Online Narratives to Explore Participant Experiences in a Residential Environmental Education Program. Children’s Geographies, 14(3): 263– 281.

Oakes, L.E., Hennon, P.E., Ardoin, N.M., D’Amore, D.V., Ferguson, A.K., Steel, E.A., Wittwer, D.T., and Lambin, E.F. 2015. Conservation in a Social-Ecological System Experiencing Climate-Induced Tree Mortality. Biological Conservation, 192: 276–285.

Ardoin, N.M., Wheaton, M., Bowers, A.W., Hunt, C.A., and Durham, W. 2015. Nature-Based Tourism’s Impact on Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior: A review and analysis of the literature and potential future research. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23(6): 838–858.

Lincoln, N. and Ardoin, N.M. 2015. Cultivating Values: Environmental values and sense of place as correlates of sustainable agricultural practices. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(2): 389–401.

Ardoin, N.M., Biedenweg, K., and O’Connor, K. 2015. Evaluation in Residential Environmental Education: An applied literature review of intermediary outcomes. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 14(1): 43– 56.

Gould, R.K., Klain, S.C., Ardoin, N.M., Satterfield, T., Woodside, U., Hannahs, N., Daily, G.C., and Chan, K.M. 2015. A Protocol for Eliciting Nonmaterial Values through a Cultural Ecosystem Services Frame. Conservation Biology, 29(2): 575–586.

Rich, H. and Ardoin, N.M. 2014. Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of School Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa. Children, Youth and Environments, 24(3): 58–79.

Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., Woodside, U., Satterfield, T., Hannahs, N., and Daily, G.C. 2014. The Forest Has a Story: Cultural ecosystem services in Kona, Hawai‘i. Ecology and Society, 19(3): 55–84.

Ardoin, N.M., Gould, R.K., Fielding-Singh, P., and Kelsey, E. 2014. Collaborative and Transformational Leadership in the Environmental Realm. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 65(4): 555–561.

Boudet, H.S., Ardoin, N.M., Flora, J., Armel, K.C., and Robinson, T.R. 2014. Energy Behaviours of Northern California Girl Scouts and their Families. Energy Policy, 73: 439–449.

Ardoin, N.M. 2014. Exploring Sense of Place and Environmental Behavior at an Ecoregional Scale in Three Sites. Human Ecology, 42(3): 425–441.

Ardoin, N.M., DiGiano, M., Bundy, J., Chang, S., Holthuis, N., and O’Connor, K. 2014. Using Digital Photography and Journaling in Evaluation of Field-Based Environmental Education Programs. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 41: 68–76.

Lukacs, H. and Ardoin, N.M. 2014. The Relationship of Place Re-making and Watershed Group Participation in Appalachia. Society & Natural Resources, 27(1): 55–69.

Ardoin, N.M., Castrechini, S., and Hofstedt, M. 2013. Youth–Community–University Partnerships and Sense of Place: Two case studies of youth participatory action research. Children’s Geographies, 12(4): 479–496. 

Vaughan, M.B. and Ardoin, N.M. 2013. The Implications of Differing Tourist/Resident Perceptions for Community-Based Resource Management: A Hawaiian coastal resource area study. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(1): 50–68.

Ardoin, N.M. and Heimlich, J.E. 2013. Views from the Field: Educators’ and practitioners’ perceptions of education as a strategy in support of conservation outcomes. Journal of Environmental Education, 44(2): 97–115.

Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C., and Kelsey, E. 2013. An Exploration of Future Trends in Environmental Education Research. Environmental Education Research, 19(4): 499–520.

Ardoin, N.M., Schuh, J.S., and Gould, R.K. 2012. Exploring the Dimensions of Place: A confirmatory factor analysis of data from three ecoregional sites. Environmental Education Research, 18(5): 583–607.

Ardoin, N.M. and Bowers, A.W. 2012. Trends in Philanthropic Giving: Foundation support of environmental education. Journal of Environmental Education, 43(4): 259–273.

Oshun, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Ryan, S. 2011. Use of the Planning Outreach Liaison Model in the Neighborhood Planning Process: A case study in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood. Urban Studies Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/687834.

Khalil, K. and Ardoin, N.M. 2011. Programmatic Evaluation in Association of Zoos and Aquarium-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums: A literature review. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 10(3): 168–177.

Castrechini, S. and Ardoin, N.M. 2011. Youth Resource Mapping: Partnering with service providers and youth to understand the supply and demand for youth services in a local context. Perspectives on Urban Education, 8(2): 3– 10.

Stern, M.J., Powell, R.B., and Ardoin, N.M. 2011. Evaluating a Constructivist and Culturally Responsive Approach to Environmental Education for Diverse Audiences. Journal of Environmental Education, 42(2): 109– 122.

Powell, R.B., Stern, M.J., Krohn, B.D., and Ardoin, N.M. 2011. Development and Validation of Scales to Measure Environmental Responsibility, Character Development, and Attitudes toward School. Environmental Education Research, 17(1): 91–111.

Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Hashimoto, J. 2010. Mālama the ‘āina, Mālama the People on the āina: The reaction to Avatar in Hawai‘i. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, 4.4: 425–456.

Heimlich, J.E. and Ardoin, N.M. 2008. Understanding Behavior to Understand Behavior Change: A literature review. Environmental Education Research, 14(3): 215–237.

Stern, M., Powell, R., and Ardoin, N.M. 2008. What Difference Does It Make? Assessing outcomes from participation in a residential environmental education program. Journal of Environmental Education, 39(4): 31–43.

Ardoin, N.M. 2006. Toward an Interdisciplinary Understanding of Place: Lessons for environmental education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 11(1): 112–126.

Powell, R., Stern, M., and Ardoin, N.M. 2006. A Sustainable Evaluation Framework and its Application. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 5(4): 231–241.

Ardoin, N.M. and Sivek, D. 2002. An Environmental Education Needs Assessment Study in Nicaragua. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 1(4): 235–244.

Book Chapters
Ardoin, N.M., Reid, A., Lotz-Sisitka, H., Gonzalez-Gaudiano, E. 2017. Afterword. In Urban environmental education review, edited by A. Russ and M. Krasny. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 

Stedman, R. and Ardoin, N.M. 2013. Mobility and Scale in Place-Based Environmental Education. In Trading Zones in Environmental Education: Creating transdisciplinary dialogue, edited by M. Krasny and J. Dillon. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Hashimoto, J. 2013. Transposing the Conversation into Popular Idiom: The reaction to Avatar in Hawaii. In Avatar and Nature Spirituality, edited by B. Taylor. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Environmental Health Series.

Ardoin, N.M. 2009. Behavior Change Theories and Free-Choice Environmental Learning. In Free Choice Learning and the Environment, edited by J. Falk, J.E. Heimlich, and S. Foutz, pp. 57–73. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

Encyclopedia Entries
Ardoin, N.M. and Bowers, A.W. 2013. Ecotourism. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology.

Selected Professional Publications

blog. Available online at: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact_on_the_ground.

Ardoin, N.M. Project lead. January 2011–October 2017. Environmental Education Research Bulletins: Issues 1–10. Oakland, CA: ChangeScale and NAAEE. Available at:
http://www .changescale.org/resources/environmental-education-research-bulletins/

Biggar, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Wojcik, D. 2015. Implementing Collective Impact in an Environmental Education Collaborative: A case study of the collective impact process during ChangeScale’s first three years (a report prepared for ChangeScale). Stanford, CA: Stanford University.

Ardoin, N.M., Fu, A., and Holthuis, N. 2013. A Review of California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum (a report prepared for Pisces Foundation). Stanford, CA: Stanford University.

Ardoin, N.M., Heimlich, J., Braus, J., and Merrick, C. 2013. Influencing Conservation Action: What the research says about environmental literacy, behavior, and conservation results. National Audubon Society, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Available online: http://web4.audubon.org/educate/toolkit/pdf/Influencing%20Conservation%2... 013_National%20Audubon%20Society.pdf

Ardoin, N.M. and Merrick, C. 2013. Environmental Education: A brief guide for U.S. grantmakers. Washington, DC: NAAEE; and Boston, MA: Cedar Tree Foundation.

Braus, J., Ardoin, N.M. (senior writer, editor, and contributor), Ady, J., Coleman, J., Ford, M., Grimm, K., Heimlich, J., Hopkins, M., Jeppesen, G., Mann, L., Merrick, C., Miller, F., Petty, B., and Slavin, Z. 2011. Tools of Engagement: A toolkit for incorporating social strategies into environmental conservation. Washington, DC: National Audubon Society, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Available online at: http://web4.audubon.org/educate/toolkit

Ardoin, N.M. 2009. Environmental Education: A strategy for the future. New York, NY: Environmental Grantmakers Association.

Ardoin, N.M. 2005. Charles Darwin Foundation Annual Report, 2004. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador: Charles Darwin Foundation.

Ardoin, N.M. 2004. Community Biodiversity Education Partnership Program Outreach Kit Guide. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., and Ardoin, N.M. (senior writer). 2003. Oceans of Life: An educator’s guide to marine biodiversity. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund. 

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., Ardoin, N.M. (managing editor, senior writer). 2001. Wildlife for Sale: An educator’s guide to wildlife trade. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.

Braus, J., Olivolo, B., and Ardoin, N.M. (managing editor). 1999. Biodiversity Basics: An educator’s guide to exploring the web of life. Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund. 

SPONSORED RESEARCH

2018–2019   Principal Investigator, Blue Habits (Phase II): Leveraging Behavioral Science to Support Pro-Ocean Behaviors, Booking Cares Fund. In partnership with The Oceanic Society

2017–2019   Co-Principal Investigator, Connection to Nature Assessment Project, Pisces Foundation. Principal Investigator: Martha Monroe, University of Florida; co-PIs: Judy Braus, North American Association for Environmental Education; Cathy Jordan, Children & Nature Network

2017–2019   Principal Investigator, Research and Practice: Students and Land Managers Collaborating for Solutions, Realizing Environmental Innovations Projects (REIP) Fund, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Co-Principal Investigator, Deborah Gordon, Biology

2016–2020   Co-Principal Investigator, Coastal Fog-Mediated Interactions between Climate Change, Upwelling, and Coast Redwood Resilience: Projecting vulnerabilities and the human response, NSF Coastal SEES Program. Principal Investigator: Elliott Campbell, U.C. Santa Cruz

2017–2021   Partner, ee360: Leadership and Training Collaborative, US Environmental Protection Agency. Lead Partner: North American Association for Environmental Education

2016–2018   Principal Investigator, Program Practices Influencing Environmental Literacy: Key considerations as suggested in the research literature, Pisces Foundation

2016–2018   Co-Principal Investigator, Girls Learning Environment and Energy: Dissemination and sustainability, Realizing Environmental Innovations Projects (REIP) Fund, Stanford Woods Institute. Principal Investigator: Thomas Robinson, Stanford School of Medicine

2015–2018   Principal Investigator, Anecdotes to Evidence (eeWorks): Examining the body of evidence for environmental education with regard to conservation, wellbeing, nature connection, and academic outcomes, North American Association for Environmental Education

2015   Co-Investigator, Investigating the Long-Term Impacts of Informal Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums, NSF Science Learning Plus. Principal Investigators: Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London

2014–2016   Principal Investigator, Blue Habits (Phase I): Motivating lasting pro-ocean behaviors among nature-based travelers and beyond, Oceanic Society

2014–2015   Principal Investigator, Community Conservation: Examining environmental behavior as motivated by participation in aquarium programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium

2014–2015   Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Impact of Field-Based Environmental Education Experiences on Stewardship Behavior, NatureBridge

2014–2015   Principal Investigator, Environmental Education for Academic Impact: Investigating the empirical basis of K- 12 and student outcomes in the environmental education field, Pisces Foundation 

2012–2015   Principal Investigator, Environmental Learning in the San Francisco Bay Area: Networks, place connections, stewardship, and educational outcomes, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

2011–2013   Principal Investigator, Research-to-Practice: Translating environmental education research for practitioners, NatureBridge

2012–2013   Principal Investigator, Innovative Metrics in Field Science Education: Exploring environmental science literacy and sustainability outcomes, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

2012–2013   Principal Investigator, Improving the Next Generation of Grantmaking through Building the Capacity of Foundation Program Officers in Evaluation and Adaptive Management, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Co-Investigator: C.R. Hibbs, Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society

2012–2014   Co-Investigator, Investigating the Value of Nature Centers in Communities, Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, National Audubon Society as Managing Partner with Sub-award to Stanford. Co-Investigators: Robert Petty, National Audubon Society; Marc Stern, Virginia Tech; Joe Heimlich, The Ohio State University

2012–2013   Principal Investigator, Facilitating Environmental Behavior: Leveraging nature-based tourism into everyday stewardship, Primary funding by the Environmental Ventures Projects Program of the Woods Institute for the Environment. Co-Investigator: William Durham, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University

2010–2013   Co-Investigator, Environmental Education to Motivate Energy-Efficient Behavior: Community-based interventions with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Program. Principal Investigator: Byron Reeves, Department of Communication, Stanford; Co-Investigator: Thomas Robinson, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine

2012   PrincipalInvestigator,ReviewofSelectedUnitsinCalifornia’sEducationandtheEnvironmentInitiative Curriculum, Pisces Foundation

2012   Principal Investigator, Motivating Philanthropic Support and Environmental Behavior in Galapagos and Beyond, Celebrity Cruises and Galapagos Conservancy, Pro bono

2011   Principal Investigator, Designing Research to Strengthen Environmental Education in the Bay Area and Beyond, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

2009–2011   Co-Investigator, Mapping Out-of-School Time: Examining sense of place and self-efficacy among East Palo Alto youth through a collaborative study, UPS Foundation. Co-Investigator: Milbrey McLaughlin, Graduate School of Education; the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

2008–2013   Co-Investigator, TogetherGreen Research and Evaluation: Motivating environmental behavior and achieving environmental conservation outcomes through a fellowship and grants program, National Audubon Society and Toyota Motor Corporation. Fiscal agent: Clemson University. Co-Investigators: Bob Powell, Clemson University; Marc Stern, Virginia Tech

2010–2011   Co-Investigator, The Value ofNature Centers to Communities: Building a Sense of Place and Motivating Stewardship, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Fiscal agent: National Audubon Society. Co-Investigators: Judy Braus, National Audubon Society; Joe Heimlich, The Ohio State University; Marc Stern, Virginia Tech 

2011   Principal Investigator, Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior of Visitors to the Snakes and Lizards Traveling Exhibition at the California Academy of Sciences, California Academy of Sciences, Pro bono

2010   Principal Investigator, Research on Effective Practices in Teacher Professional Development in Environmental Education, NatureBridge and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation

2009–2010   Principal Investigator, Evaluation Research of the First Nations Futures Fellows Program: Building leadership for the future, Kamehameha Schools and Woods Institute for the Environment

2007–2009   Principal Investigator, Philanthropic Support of Environmental Education: Trends and opportunities, Switzer Foundation in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association

2005–2009   Lead Research Associate, Bringing Buildings to Life: The impact of green buildings on environmental knowledge, behavior, and connection to place among middle school students and teachers, Principal Investigator: Stephen R. Kellert, Yale University 

 

INVITED TALKS SINCE 2008

2017 Keynote speaker. Sustaining Change: Behavioral Science for Conservation. WWF Fuller Symposium: The Nature of Change: The science of influencing behavior. Washington, DC. 4 December.

2017 Invited plenary keynote. Connecting Research and Practice in Environmental Education: Recognizing and supporting boundary work. Research Symposium. World Environmental Education Congress. Vancouver, BC. 11 September.

2017 Invited lecture. Environmental Behavior, Learning, and Place-Based Connections. Osher Fellow Lecture. Exploratorium, San Francisco. 12 July.

2017 Invited lecture. Environmental Education and Socioemotional Learning: Means to an end, or ends to a mean? Monday Colloquium Series, School of Education. University of California, Berkeley. 24 April.

2017 Invited lecture.Talking Sustainability: The role of place and place-based connections in our shifting environmental landscape (via videoconference). Sustainability Education Research Institute Seminar Series. University of Saskatchewan. 13 April.

2017 Invited speaker. What Does Research Tell Us about Environmental Learning? Blue Sky Funders Forum, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, and Environmental Defense. Washington, DC. 2 March.

2016 Invited lecture. Connecting for Change: Everyday life settings for environmental learning and stewardship. Wisconsin Ideas in Education Series. Co-Sponsored by the College of Education and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin. 27 April.

2015 Invited lecture. Yosemite to Pocket Parks: Engaging individuals with nature through place-based connections and daily-life practices. William Main Distinguished Visitors Series. University of California, Berkeley. 28 October.

2015 Keynote. The Importance of the Incidental: Environmental learning in everyday life. With Prof. J.E. Heimlich. Research Symposium, North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. 14 October. 

2015 Environmental Education: Outcomes and impacts (via videoconference). The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Toronto, Canada. 15 April.

2015 The Relationship between Environmental Learning and Environmental Behavior: A mixed methods study in the Bay Area. Environmental Education Funders Collaborative, Los Altos, CA. 23 March.

2015 Invited lecture. Environmental Learning and Behavior in Everyday Life: A mixed-methods study in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT. 14 January.

2014 Environmental Education and Community Stewardship Outcomes: Evidence, metrics, questions. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC. 9 December.

2014 Keynote. Peering Inside the “Black Box:” Approaches and tools for evaluating place-based education experiences. Power of Place Summit, Jackson, WY. 7 July.

2014 Panelist. No Child Left Inside. The Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA. 19 May.

2014 Two Cases of Youth Participatory Action Research: Community mapping and an arts center project with East Palo Alto youth. School of Education and Community Development Program, University of California, Davis, CA. 26 February.

2013 Panelist. How Can the Forum Best Accelerate Support for the Environmental Education Field? Blue Sky Funders Forum, Baltimore, MD. 11 October.

2013 Panelist. Environmental Education: A critical strategy for strengthening communities and improving the environment. Environmental Grantmakers Association Retreat, New Orleans, LA. 1 October.

2013 Panelist. Sparking Our Sputnik Moment: Environmental education as a catalyst for environmental engagement and action. Trailblazing: Stanford’s Jasper Ridge and Global Environmental Challenges, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, Woodside, CA. 9 May.

2013 Panelist. Science and Environmental Educators’ Symposium. Monash University and Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 19 February.

2013 Panelist. What Will We Need of Science Education in 2020? Monash University and Australian Science Education Association. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 18 February.

2012 Panelist.HistoryofandFutureVisionsfortheEnvironmentalEducationMovement.BlueSkyFunders Forum, Oakland, CA. 12 October.

2012 Research on Synthesis Education: What do we know about teaching socio-environmental synthesis? Socio-Environmental Synthesis Education: Goals, Resources and Tools Workshop, NSF National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD. 4–5 June.

2012 Environmental Education Outcomes: EE’s impact in formal settings. Environmental Education Funders Collaborative, Los Altos, CA. 4 May. 

 

SELECTED ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2008

2017   Braus. J. and Ardoin, N.M. eeWorks: Demonstrating the Impact of Environmental Education through Empirical Research (ID 646), World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia. 12 September. 

2016   Reid, A. and Ardoin, N.M. Research and Evaluation @eePRO, Workshop at North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 19 October.

2016   Reid, A. and Ardoin, N.M. Future Scenarios that Support Environmental Education Research, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 19 October.

2016   Phukan, I., Zummo, L., and Ardoin, N.M. Points of Connection: Language use in environmental education, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 19 October.

2016   Ardoin, N.M., Kermish-Allen, R., and McKenzie, M. Collaborative Tools and Building Blocks: Working toward transformation, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 18 October.

2016   Phukan, I., Zummo, L., and Ardoin, N.M. The Role of Social Dynamics in Immersive EE Experiences, Poster at North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 18 October.

2016   Phukan, I., Ardoin, N.M., and Zummo, L. Measuring Learning on the Go: Piloting an art-based embedded assessment, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 18 October.

2016   Gould R. and Ardoin, N.M. Links between Environmental Learning and Behavior in Everyday Life, Poster at North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 18 October.

2016   Farber, A. and Ardoin, N.M. Assessing Environmental Literacy in the Galápagos Islands School System, Poster at North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI. 18 October.

2016   Ardoin, N.M. ChangeScale: Collective Impact for Environmental Literacy in the San Francisco Bay Area. With panelists: Niepold, F., Leadley, T., Chambers, L., and McDougall, C., Panel: Enabling Effective Climate Literacy through Collective Impact. AAAS. Washington, DC. 13 February.

2015   Russell, C., Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C., Koushik, J., Lloro-Bidart, T., McKenzie, M, Scully, A., and Stapleton, S. Navigating Gender in EE Research, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium. San Diego, CA. 15 October.

2015   Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Sponarski, C. The Nexus of Environmental Learning and Behavior: A Bay Area survey. NAAEE Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. 15 October.

2015   Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Wojcik, D. NAAEE Beyond the Core: Expanding the edges of the environmental learning landscape. NAAEE Annual Research Symposium. San Diego, CA. 15 October.

2015   Ardoin, N.M., Gould, R.K., Thomsen, J., and Wyman Roth, N. Environmental Learning, Stewardship, and Sustainability at the (Eco)Regional Scale: A San Francisco Bay Area study. World Environmental Education Congress. Gothenburg, Sweden. 1 July. 

2015   Reid, A., Ardoin, N.M. (Panelist), Lotz-Sisitka, H., McKenzie, M., Ohman, J., Laessoe, J., and Wals, A. The Contribution of International Research Collectives to Environmental and Sustainability Education Theory and Practice. World Environmental Education Congress. Gothenburg, Sweden. 29 June.

2015   Ardoin, N.M. (Panelist). NAAEE’s Perspective on North American Universities and Sustainability Education. Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability, UNEP. World Environmental Education Congress. Gothenburg, Sweden. 28 June.

2014   Morris, J., Ardoin, N.M., and Taylor, K. EE Collaboration through a Collective Impact Lens: A San Francisco Bay Area case study. North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Annual Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. 9 October.

2014   Clark, C., Ardoin, N.M., Wojcik, D., Roth, N., and Gould, R.K. Best Practices for Team Research Projects. NAAEE Research Symposium. Ottawa, Ontario. 8 October.

2014   Gould, R.K. and Ardoin, N.M. Environmental Learning in Everyday Life: Results from community listening sessions. NAAEE Research Symposium. Ottawa, Ontario. 7 October.

2014   Gould, R.K. and Ardoin, N.M. Environmental Learning and Community Need: Ideas from multiple case- study sites. NAAEE Research Symposium. Ottawa, Ontario. 7 October.

2013   Ardoin, N.M., Hopkins, M., and Stern, M. Evaluating Factors Contributing to Conservation and Education Outcomes of Toyota TogetherGreen. NAAEE Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. 11 October.

2013   Ardoin, N.M., Wojcik, D., and Khalil, K. Understanding the Organizational Landscape of Environmental Learning Opportunities. NAAEE Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. 9 October.

2013   Ardoin, N.M., Schuh, J., and Gould, R.K. Environmental Learning and Behavior in Everyday Life: Surveys and community listening sessions. NAAEE Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. 9 October.

2013   Hart, P., Dillon, J., and Ardoin, N.M. Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals: A discussion with journal editors. NAAEE Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. 9 October.

2013   Ardoin, N.M., O’Connor, K., and DiGiano, M. Measuring “Slippery” Concepts: Three new tools for evaluating residential environmental education. NAAEE Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. 9 October.

2013   Heimlich, J., Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C., Braus, J., and Ballard, H. The Landscape of the Field of Environmental Education: A conceptual framework. NAAEE Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD. 9 October.

2013   Powell, R., Stern, M., and Ardoin, N.M. A Systematic Investigation of the Factors that Contribute to Successful Conservation Outcomes. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Estes Park, CO. 3–5 June.

2012   Gould, R.K., Ardoin, N.M., and Daily, G. The Forest Has a Story: Cultural ecosystem services in Kona, Hawai‘i. American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA. 18 November.

2012   O’Connor, K. and Ardoin, N.M. Innovative Metrics for Measuring Residential Environmental Education Outcomes. American Evaluation Association. Minneapolis, MN. 24 October. 

2012   Ardoin, N.M. and Wojcik, D. Expanding EE to Investigate Environmental Learning in Our Everyday Lives. NAAEE Research Symposium. Oakland, CA. 10 October.

2012   Wojcik, D., Clark, C., and Ardoin, N.M. Are We Insular? Investigating co-publication networks of EE researchers. NAAEE Research Symposium. Oakland, CA. 10 October.

2012   O'Connor, K., Biedenweg, K., Ardoin, N.M., and DiGiano, M. 2012. Residential Environmental Education: Innovations in measuring outcomes. NAAEE Research Symposium. Oakland, CA. 10 October.

2012   Gould, R.K. and Ardoin, N.M. Combining Cultural and Environmental Education for Middle Schoolers in Hawai‘i. Poster at NAAEE Research Symposium. Oakland, CA. 9 October.

2012   Gould, R.K., Klain, S., Satterfield, T., Chan, K., and Ardoin, N.M. Piloting an Interview Protocol for Assessing Cultural Ecosystem Services in Two Sites. Ecological Society of America. 9 August.

2012   Wheaton, M., Ardoin, N.M., Durham, W., and Hunt, C. (D. Wojcik, presenter). Nature-Based Tourism as a Facilitator of Pro-Environmental Behavior. International Symposium for Society and Resource Management. Edmonton, AB, Canada. 20 June.

2012   Hofstedt, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Castrechini, S. Youth–Community–University Partnerships and Sense of Place: Two case studies of youth participatory action research. American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 13 April.

2011   Ardoin, N.M., Khalil, K., and O’Connor, K. Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE): An environmental curriculum designed using principles of behavioral science. NAAEE Annual Conference. Raleigh, NC. 13 October.

2011   Boudet, H., Robinson, T., Ardoin, N.M., Flora, J., and Armel, C. Changing Behavior to Combat Climate Change: The Girl Scouts Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE) program. American Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference (Salt Lake City, UT; 13 October) and Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. Washington, DC, 1 December.

2011   Ardoin, N.M., Powell, R., and Stern, M. Assessing Audubon’s TogetherGreen: What leads to successful conservation grants? NAAEE Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC. 12 October.

2011   Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C., and Kelsey, E. Research in Environmental Education: Current trends and future opportunities. NAAEE Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC. 12 October.

2011   Ardoin, N.M., Boudet, H., Khalil, K., and O’Connor, K. Girls Learning Environment and Energy (GLEE): Randomized controlled-trial testing of energy efficiency curriculum. NAAEE Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC. 11 October.

2011   Ardoin, N.M., Clark, C., and Kelsey, E. Indicators for Environmental Education Research: 2015 and beyond. Eleventh Invitational Seminar on Environmental Education Research. Queenscliffe, Australia. 16 July.

2011   Ardoin, N.M. and Stedman, R. Sense of Place: Questions of mobility, power, and place in environmental education. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI. 4–8 June.

2011   Gould, R.K. and Ardoin, N.M. Reforestation and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Hawai‘i. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI. 4–8 June. 

2010   Lukacs, H. and Ardoin, N.M. Sense of Place as a Motivating Factor for Volunteering in Appalachian Watershed Groups. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Corpus Christi, TX. 6–10 June.

2010   Ardoin, N.M. Discussant. The Social Ecologies of Learning in Environmental Education. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO. 1 May.

2009   Ardoin, N.M. Philanthropic Support of Environmental Education. North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR. 8–11 October.

2009   Stern, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Powell, R. Lessons from NorthBay: EE for the hip-hop generation. NAAEE Annual Conference, Portland, OR. 8–11 October.

2009   Stern, M., Ardoin, N.M., and Powell, R. Evaluating NorthBay’s Multi-Media Approach to Intertwining EE with Character Development. NAAEE Annual Research Symposium, Portland, OR. 6–7 October.

2009   Ardoin, N.M. Sense of Place and Environmental Behavior at an Ecoregional Scale. NAAEE Annual Research Symposium, Portland, OR. 6–7 October.

2009   Ardoin, N.M. Environmental Education: A strategy for the future. Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Retreat, Anchorage, AK. 29 September.

2009   Ardoin, N.M. Being an Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Researcher. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. 15 April. 

 

CAMPUS TALKS

2017   Pre-Release Film Screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (Panel). Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education, MediaX, Woods Institute for the Environment, Bishop Auditorium, 19 June.

2017   Film Screening of “Tomorrow” (Panel). Sponsored by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Department of Biology, and Jasper Ridge Biological Station, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Cubberley Auditorium, 17 April.

2017   Climate Change and the Environment (Panel). Making Sense of the Trump Presidency, Stanford Continuing Studies, Cemex Auditorium, 12 March.

2016   Moderator: Bill Nye the Science Guy. Stanford Graduate School of Education Cubberley Lecture, 5 May.

2015   Environmental Behavior and Environmental Learning: Researching individuals and communities working toward sustainability. Woods Environmental Forum, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, 5 February.

2014   Community-Engaged Research, Youth Participatory Action Research, and Community-University Partnerships: Better research—or cans of worms? Stanford Center for Ethics in Society and the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute, 11 September. 

2014   Environmental Learning and Behavior: Networks, place connections, and stewardship. New Faculty Seminar Series, Energy and Environment Affiliates Program, 29 April.

2014   Facilitating Pro-Environmental Behavior: Leveraging nature-based tourism experiences into everyday stewardship. Woods Institute for the Environment Faculty Retreat, 25 April.

2013   Peering into the “Black Box:” Exploring intermediary outcomes in environmental field science programs. Graduate School of Education Faculty Seminar, 21 May.

2012   Panelist. Nature-Based Tourism and Stewardship Behaviors. Celebrating Sustainability at Stanford, 7 May.

2012   Environmental Learning and Behavior: A case study of nature-based tourism. Woods Institute for the Environment Faculty Retreat, 14 April.

2010   Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Sense of Place, and Environmental Education. Stanford Alumni Association, Fall Reunion, 22 October.

2010   Environmental Philanthropy, Green Buildings, and Behavior: Current projects and future directions. Chocolate Talk Series, Woods Institute for the Environment, 6 May.

2010   Sense of Place and Behavior: Educating and communicating for environmental change. Jasper Ridge Speaker Series, 12 January.

2009   Panelist. Environmental Education Research: A brief overview. Graduate School of Education Orientation, 16 September.

2008   Sense of Place and Environmental Behavior at an Ecoregional Scale. Environmental Forum, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, 4 December. 

 

TEACHING

Stanford University, Graduate School of Education

  Theory and Practice of Environmental Education: Annually since 2009, Spring Quarter

  Science and Environmental Education in Informal Settings: Annually since 2011, Winter Quarter

  Qualitative Interviewing; Annually since 2017, Winter Quarter

  *On Sabbatical 2013–2014

Stanford University, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

  Research Methods for Environmental Problem Solving (Ph.D.-only): Annually since 2009, Spring Quarter; Co-Instructor: Prof. Peter Vitousek (Biology)

  Capstone Project Seminar in Environment and Resources (Master’s-only): Annually since 2018, Winter Quarter; Co-Instructor: Anjana Richards (EIPER)

  Special Seminar: Environmental Learning and Behavior (graduate): Autumn 2012

  Special Seminar: Sense of Place (graduate and postdoctoral): Winter 2009 

Stanford University, Sophomore College

  Down the Colorado River: Water in the American West as Seen from a Raft in the Grand Canyon (Sophomore College), Lane Center for the American West; Co-Instructors:  Profs. David Kennedy (History), Buzz Thompson (Law), David Freyberg (Geology): Summer/Autumn 2011

Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment

  Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: The Case of Stormwater Runoff in Monterey Bay (graduate), Center for Ocean Solutions and Woods Institute for the Environment: Autumn 2010

  Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: The Case of Mountain Lions at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (graduate and postdoctoral), Woods Institute for the Environment: Autumn 2010

Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Teaching Fellow

  Issues and Approaches in Environmental Education, with Prof. Stephen Kellert (graduate-level course): 2002, 2004, 2005

  Sustainable Development and Conservation, with Prof. Carol Carpenter (graduate-level course), School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: 2002 

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1998–2001   Education and Exhibits Specialist, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC

1995–1996  Environmental Educator and Natural History Interpreter, Discovery Creek Children’s Museum of Washington, Washington, DC

1994   Interpretive Ranger, Student Conservation Association and National Park Service, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Editorial and Journal Service

Associate Editor, Environmental Education Research: 2011–present

Consulting Editor, Journal of Environmental Education: 2008–present

Consulting Editor, Children, Youth, and Environments: 2012–present

Consulting Editor, Environmental Education Research: 2008–2011

Peer Reviewer, Applied Environmental Education & Communication; Climate Change; Conservation Biology; Conservation and Society; Environment and Behavior; International Journal of Science Education; PLOS One: Various dates, 2005–present 

Board Memberships

Trustee, George B. Storer Foundation, 2016–present

Education Advisory Council Chair, NatureBridge: 2011–present (EAC Member, 2008–2010)

Member, Program Committee of the Board of Directors, Monterey Bay Aquarium: 2011–present

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE): Advisory Council Member, 2015–present; Secretary, 2006–2007; At-Large Board Member, 2008–2011; Chair of Personnel Committee, 2005–2011

Advisory Council Member, Brainerd Foundation: 2013–2016

Board Member, Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association: 2001–2003

Selected Professional Service to the Field

Chair and Co-Chair, Research Symposium, North American Association for Environmental Education: 2016–2018 Co-Chair, Research and Evaluation Strand, World Environmental Education Congress: 2017

Participant, Working Group, Advancing the Science of Knowledge Use: Mechanisms, Applications, and Gaps, National Socio- Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, MD, 2017–present

Member, Education Operating Committee, Project Learning Tree, American Forests Foundation: 2015–present Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Children and Nature Network: 2016–present

Member, National Advisory Panel on Environmental Literacy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and North American Association for Environmental Education: 2016–present

Education Advisory Council Member, Teton Science Schools: 2015–present

Founding Member and Advisory Council Member, Blue Sky Funders Forum: 2012–2014; Member, Nonprofit Advisory Group: 2015–present

Advisory Board Member, VidaVerde Nature Education: 2014–present

Advisory Board Member, Environmental Literacy in the United States: An agenda for leadership in the 21st Century, National Environmental Education Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: 2012–present

Advisory Board Member, National Residential Outdoor Science Program Project: Sharing effective practices, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley: 2012–present

Research Advisor, ChangeScale (formerly, the Environmental Education Collaborative): 2011–present

Research Advisor, Walt Disney World’s Corporate Citizenship Team’s Connecting Kids to Nature Research and Evaluation Initiative: 2011–present

Member, Society for Conservation Biology Education Committee: 2006–present

Advisory Board Member, DIP: Potential for Everyday Learning in a Design-Based Community (NSF-Funded Project), Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: 2014–2017

NSF Review Panelist, Anthropology and Archaeology Panel, Graduate Research Fellowship: 2016

Invited Participant, Summit on Assessment of Informal and After-School Science Learning, National Research Council and National Academies of Science, Irvine, CA: June 10–12, 2012

Advisor, Report on Environmental Literacy in the United States: An agenda for leadership in the 21st Century, U.S. Forest Service and the National Environmental Education Foundation: 2012

Nonprofit Representative to the Environmental Education Advisory Council of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 2007–2010

Grant Proposal Reviewer for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Grants Program: 2001–2009 

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, Director’s Council, Hasso Plattner School of Design (the d.school), 2018–present

Member, Faculty Advisory Council, d.school, 2018–present

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2017–present Member, Education Group, President’s Long-Range Planning Initiative: 2017–present 

Chair and Co-Chair, Environmental Venture Projects Selection Committee, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment: 2015–2017

Member, Faculty Advisory Group, Sustainability Science and Practice/Leadership for Sustainability Master’s Program, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences: 2016–present

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Haas Center for Public Service: 2015–present
Member, IRB 2 Panel: Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Nonmedical Research: 2015–present

Faculty Chair, Young Environmental Scholars Conference for Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment: 2008–2012; 2015–present

Member, Provost’s Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Affairs: 2014–present Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Graduate School of Education: 2014–present

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee and Affiliated Faculty, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society: 2010–present

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources: 2010– present

Member, Committee of the Whole, Earth Systems Program, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences: 2009–present

Member, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Advisory Committee: 2009–present

Chair, Admissions Committee, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources, School of Earth Sciences: 2016–2017; Committee Member 2009–2012; 2014–2016

Search Committee Member, Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment: 2015–2016

Review Committee, Philanthropy and Civil Society Fellowships, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society: 2010–2013

Chair, Education Committee, Woods Institute for the Environment: 2008–2013

Faculty Lead, Navigating Interdisciplinary Waters Project, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (funding from the SCORE grant, Vice Provost for Graduate Education): 2009–2012

Member, Planning Committee, Follow-up to Stanford’s Environment and Sustainability Initiative, School of Earth Sciences and Woods Institute for the Environment: 2011–2012

Member, Faculty Advisory Board, Commercial Outfitting and the Wilderness Act Uncommon Dialogue, Woods Institute for the Environment: February 2012

Faculty Panel Judge, Learning Design and Technology Expo, Graduate School of Education: 2012

Ecuador’s Educational Policy 2006–2012 and the Development of a New Science Curriculum: Potential Impacts on Galapagos; Host of Official Ecuadorian Ambassadorial Delegation at Stanford: 16 May 2012

Search Committee, Stanford Postdoctoral Scholar in Natural and Cultural Heritage, Archeology Center and Woods Institute for the Environment: 2010–2011 

 

STUDENT ADVISEES AND POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS

Current Ph.D. Advisees, Program, and Research Topics

Jenna Forsyth, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (E-IPER), Social Ecology and Health Promotion

Kristen Green, E-IPER, Climate Change Impacts on Access to Coastal Resources by Subsistence Harvesters in Arctic National Parks

Archana Kannan, Graduate School of Education (GSE), Systematic and High-Quality Evaluation in Environmental and Informal Science Education Initiatives

Anna Lee, E-IPER, Motivations and Knowledge Sources Affecting Farmers’ Market Experience
Monique Markoff, Graduate School of Education (GSE), Co-Advisor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoor

Recreational Settings

Rebecca Niemiec, E-IPER, Investigating How the Attribution of Responsibility and Actions to Other Actors in a Management Mosaic Influences Landowner Engagement in Invasive Species Control

Indira Phukan, GSE, Characterizing the Culture of Environmental Education through Analyzing Rich Points in Field Settings

Francisca Santana, E-IPER, Social-Ecological Dynamics of Coastal Regions: The Gulf Coast as a case study

Shannon Swanson, E-IPER, Community Engagement and Participatory Resource Management in Coastal Areas

Jose Urteaga, E-IPER, Exploring Small-Scale Fisheries Governance in Nicaragua: Community-based conservation and social strategies for engagement

Jennifer Wang, E-IPER, Understanding Individuals in Context: Interdisciplinary and behavioral science approaches to develop demand-side solutions for environmental and human health

Lynne Zummo, GSE, Environmental Science Education in Formal and Informal Settings

Ph.D. Committee Member

Staci Lewis, E-IPER, The Belau Watershed Alliance: A case study of a bridging organization in Palau

Julia Mason, Department of Biology, Social Dimensions of Peruvian Fisheries

Tanner Vea, Graduate School of Education, Humans, Animals, and Environment: Understanding and designing for the learning of ethical convictions

Ciara Wirth, Department of Anthropology, Effects of Formal Schooling on Waodani Ecological Knowledge and Trust

Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis Advisor

Kira Smiley, Earth Systems, Thesis Title: Forming and Informing Perceptions of Controversial Environmental Topics: Landholders’ perceptions of wind turbine impact on white-tailed eagle in the Finnish Archipelago

Masters Co-Term Advisor

Emily Dial, Earth Systems

Sierra Garcia, Earth Systems 

Completed Ph.D. Students

Advisees

K.C. Busch, 2016, Graduate School of Education, Why Words Matter: The framing of climate change in school science; Currently: Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Education, North Carolina State University

Kathleen O’Connor, 2016, Graduate School of Education, The Development of Environmental Identity among Participants in Residential Environmental Education Programs; Currently: Postdoctoral Research Associate, NatureBridge

Nik Sawe, 2016, E-IPER, Environmental Decisionmaking and Risk Perception: Effects of place-related connections and implications for philanthropy; Currently: Lecturer, Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

Matthew Biggar, 2015, Graduate School of Education, Everyday Life Behavior and the Environment: The role of self-interest, conditions, and learning in personal transportation choices; Currently: Independent Consultant

Rebecah Davis Busselle, 2015, Graduate School of Education, Climate Change Education: Using the Goal Frame Theory to encourage climate-friendly behavior; Currently: Learning Architect, WestEd

Daniel Reineman, 2015, E-IPER, The Human Dimensions of Wave Resource Management in California; Currently: Assistant Professor, California State University, Channel Islands

Amanda Cravens, 2014, E-IPER, Learning Design and Technology as Supports and Facilitators for Environmental Conflict Resolution; Currently: Research Social Scientist, Fort Collins Science Center, USGS

Kathayoon Khalil, 2014, Graduate School of Education, Social Learning Systems in Zoo and Aquarium Education; Currently: Principal Evaluator, Seattle Aquarium

Heather Lukacs, 2014, E-IPER, Sustaining the Benefits of Stream Restoration by Watershed Groups in Appalachia; Currently: Project Director, Community Water Center, Visalia, California

Marilyn Cornelius, 2013, E-IPER, Designing for Behavior Change: Using behavior theory to reduce energy use in California; Currently: Co-Founder and Principal, Alchemus Prime Environmental Consulting Firm

Rachelle Gould, 2013, E-IPER, Reforestation and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Kona, Hawai‘i; Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Noa Lincoln, 2013, E-IPER, The Ethno-Agroecology of the Kona Field System, Hawaii Island, Hawaii: Co-evolution of environment, agricultural practice, and society; Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Committee Member

Aaron Strong, 2016, E-IPER, Barriers to Including Biogeochemical Data in Ecosystem-Based Management across Governance Scales in the Context of Managing Land-Ocean Coupled Human-Natural System Problems, Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Resources, University of Maine

Lauren Oakes, 2015, E-IPER, Sustaining Forest Communities in a Changing Climate: Identifying social and ecological responses to yellow-cedar decline in southeast Alaska’s coastal rainforests; Currently: Conservation Scientist, WCS

Evan Szu, 2015, Graduate School of Education: Science in Popular Television: Comparing perspectives of middle school students, university students, and media makers, Currently: Independent Consultant

Nicola Ulibarri, 2015, E-IPER, Collaborating for People and Nature: Assessing the impacts of collaborative governance in federal hydropower licensing; Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Mehana Blaich Vaughan, 2012, E-IPER: Community-Based Conservation, Resource Management, and Environmental Learning among Native Hawaiian Communities; Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Alice Fu, 2011, Graduate School of Education: Designers as Brokers: The development of field trip programs at three informal science institutions; Currently: Independent Consultant 

Completed Master’s Degree Advisees

Mary Boyer, Latin American Studies, 2016
Amelia Farber, Latin American Studies, 2016; Capstone Paper: Formal Environmental Education for Students in the

Galapagos Islands, Educator: Ecological knowledge as a partial proxy for environmental literacy

Samantha Selby, 2016, International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis, Graduate School of Education; Capstone Paper: Developing Sustainable Leadership and Environmental Education for Youth in Rural Costa Rica: A mixed-methods analysis

Annika Alexander-Ozinkas, 2013, Earth Systems, Focus: Education and Communications Lindley Mease, 2013, Earth Systems, Focus: Education and Community-Based Conservation Robert Jackman, 2012, Public Policy, Focus: Environmental and Education Policy
Tessaly Jen, 2012, Earth Systems, Focus: Education and Communications

Gretchen O’Henley, 2012, Earth Systems, Focus: Education and Communications
Lauren Kubiak, 2011, Earth Systems, Focus: Environmental Education and Communications; Thesis: The

Nantucket Model: Two case studies in zero waste feasibility

Gina Lappé, 2011, Earth Systems, Focus: Environmental Education

Undergraduate Thesis Advisees

Amelia Farber, 2015, Anthropology; Goldman Environmental Honors Thesis Program (Woods Institute for the Environment): Environmental Literacy in the Galapagos Islands: Understanding the baseline

Hannah Rich, 2013, Earth Systems; Honors Thesis in Education: School Gardens in South Africa as a Site of Food Security, Education, Environmental Awareness, and Civic Engagement; Winner, Firestone Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Molly Oshun, 2011, Engineering; Thesis: Collaborative Neighborhood Planning Processes: A Seattle case study Susan Rebellon, 2011, Earth Systems; Thesis: Recycling Systems and Incentives in Amazonian Ecotourism

Former Postdoctoral Scholars

Carly Sponarski, Motivating and Sustaining Pro-Ocean Literacy and Behavior, 2015–2016; Currently: Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management, University of Maine

Jennifer Thomsen, Environmental Learning and Environmental Behavior as Evidenced in the San Francisco Bay Area Case Studies, 2014–2015; Currently: Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Montana

Rachelle Gould, Environmental Learning and Environmental Behavior within a Community-Based Paradigm, 2013–2015; Currently: Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies and College of Natural Resources, University of Vermont

Janel Schuh, Environmental Communication and Sense of Place as an Avenue toward Social Change, 2012–2014; Currently: Senior Health Communication Researcher, CommunicateHealth, Inc.

Deborah Wojcik, Organizational Network Analysis of Environmental Learning in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2012–2013; Currently: Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

Mele Wheaton, Nature-Based Tourism as a Platform for Informal Science Education and Environmental Behavior, 2011–2015; Currently: Research Associate, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University 

Hilary Boudet, Behavioral Science Strategies for Motivating Environmental Behavior for Residential Energy Efficiency (Co-Advisor with Professor Thomas Robinson, M.D., School of Medicine and Health Prevention Research Center), 2010–2012; Currently: Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Planning, Oregon State University

Carter Hunt, Nature-Based Tourism as a Motivation for Environmental Behavior (Co-Advisor with Professor William Durham, Anthropology), 2009–2012; Currently: Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University 

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

Professor Dilafruz Williams, Portland State University, 2012
Professor Noah Feinstein, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2016–2017 Professor Alan Reid, Monash University, 2017
Dr. Elin Kelsey, Royal Roads University, 2018
Professor Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College, 2018 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018   Roland Volunteer Service Prize Winner, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

2017–2018   Stanford University Faculty Scholar

2017   Osher Fellow, Exploratorium

2016   Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award, North American Association for Environmental Education

2015–2016   Haas Faculty Fellow, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

2014   President’s Award, North American Association for Environmental Education 

2011-2012   Women’s Voice and Influence Program, Clayman Institute for Gender Studies, Stanford

1999   World of Difference Award, World Wildlife Fund 

1998   Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 

 

PH.D. RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2008–2009   Switzer Leadership Grant
2007   Reverend Albert A. Nielsen Award in Environmental Values and Ethics
2006   Morris K. Udall Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Fellowship 2001–2004 Ecoregion Conservation Research Grant, World Wildlife Fund
2003   Switzer Environmental Fellowship 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

American Educational Research Association; Ecological Society of America; International Association for Society and Natural Resources; North American Association for Environmental Education; Society for Conservation Biology; Visitor Studies Association