|Alexander Maki, PhD Social Psychologist||
I'm a scientist and policy expert investigating how to help people protect the natural environment, take care of their health, and become civically engaged.
Currently, I work on program evaluation and energy policy analysis as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). From 2018-2019, I worked on federal climate policy as a Science Policy Fellow with the United States Congress through the American Psychological Association (APA).
From 2015-2018, I was an interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment and the Climate Change Research Network. I received my PhD in Social Psychology, with an emphasis in Quantitative Methods, from the University of Minnesota in 2015.
January 20, 2020: I was quoted in Spencer Bokat-Lindell's New York Times Opinion piece "So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic".
January 14, 2020: I volunteered with the DreamWakers, speaking to elementary students in Maryland about cool careers and environmental science.
October 8, 2019: I presented at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Lessons from Psychological Research on Recycling, Energy Use, and Composting for the Committee on A Systems Approach to Reducing Consumer Food Waste.
August 30, 2019: The Pine Knot News wrote about my time as a Congressional Fellow. Read it here.