Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
I am an Assistant Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. I received a PhD in Environmental Policy from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy.
My research focuses on environmental communication, and specifically how identities inform and shape individuals' responses to environmental information. Specifically, I look at how non-partisan identities -- such as parental, place-based, or conservationist identities -- influence how individuals form their attitudes on environmental issues. My research has implications for efforts to overcome partisan divisions on environmental policies through framing and communication.