I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Bucknell University on a project entitled The Production of Public Understanding of Science. Led by Matthew Slater and Jason Leddington, this project investigates the nature of public understanding with an eye to facilitating its production, especially in the case of public understanding of science. My role is as a social scientist with experience in several different research methodologies and statistics. I am assisting in the empirical research inspired the philosophical underpinnings of this multi-year project. I am also supervising several undergraduate research assistants as they help to collect data for these studies.
Public Understanding and Opinion of Climate Change
Prior to coming to Bucknell, I was a Visiting Research Professor at Drexel University where I worked with Dr. Robert Brulle. Here I began using sociological methodology to track aggregate public opinion scores of climate change throughout the last decade. I continue to work on this research with Bob, and with Jason Carmichael from McGill University. I am also interested in and studying student comprehension, understanding, and action regarding climate change, particularly at the University level. The goal of my work is to better inform climate change education and communication.