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Nicole Ardoin

Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Nicole Ardoin, Emmett Family Faculty Scholar, is an Associate Professor of Environmental Behavioral Sciences in the Environmental Social Sciences Department of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS). She is also a Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment. Professor Ardoin and her Social Ecology Lab research motivations for and barriers to environmental behavior at the individual and collective scales. They use mixed-methods approaches--including participant observation, a variety of interview types, surveys, mapping, network analysis, and ethnography, among others--to consider the influence of place-based connections, environmental learning, and social-ecological interactions on participation in a range of environmental and sustainability-related decisionmaking processes. Professor Ardoin and her interdisciplinary group pursue their scholarship with a theoretical grounding and orientation focused on applications for practice; much of her lab's work is co-designed and implemented with community collaborators through a field-based, participatory frame. Professor Ardoin is an associate editor of the journal Environmental Education Research, a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences, and chair of NatureBridge's Education Advisory Council, among other areas of service within the environment and conservation field.


Ph. D., Environmental Studies (Social Ecology), Yale University
M.Phil., Environmental Studies (Social Ecology), Yale University
M.S., Natural Resource Management, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
B.B.A., International Business & French, James Madison University


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