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Nicole Ardoin, advisor

Assistant Professor, Social Ecology, Stanford University

Nicole Ardoin, advisor

Nicole Ardoin is an Assistant Professor of Social Ecology at Stanford University, where she holds a joint appointment with the Woods Institute for the Environment. Her research focuses on motivations for environmental behavior, with a recent emphasis on the links among sense of place, geographic scale, and behavior. In addition, she researches the use of social strategies by non-governmental organizations to engage individuals and communities in decision-making related to natural resource management. Nicole has ongoing research projects related to: leveraging behavior theory to improve energy efficiency in residences; the role of education in community-based natural resource management; and monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of social strategies in achieving on-the-ground conservation results.
Nicole received her PhD in Forestry and Environmental Studies (Social Ecology) from Yale University, where she received a Morris K. Udall Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship. She was selected as Fellow and received a Leadership Grant from the Switzer Foundation for her work with the Environmental Grantmakers Association on philanthropy in environmental education. She is a member of the U.S. EPA's National Environmental Education Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the North American Association for Environmental Education.