Greetings! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University and a member of the university's Building Sustainable Communities cluster. I received my PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science.
My research focuses on human decision-making and behavior in the context of sustainable development. I am interested in questions of participation, deliberation, collective action, and public goods provision, particularly with respect to natural resource dilemmas in developing countries. I advocate a multi-method approach to research that combines rigorous experimental and quantitative analysis with a rich, qualitative understanding of local context.
My work has been published in policy-oriented peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Ecological Economics, World Development, and Environmental Science & Policy.
"Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations."