“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galexy
Welcome to my personal and professional webpage! I am an Environmental Studies Scholar with a diverse academic history (see "About Me"), but my research focus is primarily public and student understanding, perception, and opinion of climate change and other environmental issues. Much of my work involves social science methodologies, but I also have a background in environmental and marine science and policy. I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Eckerd College where I teach courses on environmental communication. I am also a researcher on a project out of Bucknell University entitled The Production of Public Understanding of Science.
Environmental Communication at Eckerd College
Students at Eckerd College have been participating in various forms of environmental and climate change communication, engaging in creative and effective projects to inspire action and spread awareness. See what we've been up to in Environmental Communication at Eckerd at our website, TALKOUTSIDE.
ABC Action News Tampa Bay
WEDU PBS Public Square: Climate Change
Tampa Bay Times Interview and Article
"Heavy rainfall, symptom of climate change in Florida"
July 11, 2023 by Jada Williams
"Public Square: Climate Change"
November 10, 2022 WEDU PBS
"Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health. Call it Eco-Anxiety"
April 22, 2022 by Rose Wong
photo by Arielle Bader