|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.
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.
August 28, 2019: My colleague David Hess and I were selected as a finalist for the Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for Academic research for our 2019 article on climate change education.
August 28, 2019: I wrote about employee energy benefits as a strategy to help address climate change for the Employee Benefits blog here.