Faculty and Staff - Noblet
Office: 207 Winslow
Phone: (207) 581-3172
Ph.D. Economic Psychology, University of Maine
M.S. Resource Economics and Policy, University of Maine
B.A. Economics and Environmental Science, Boston College
Environmental Behavior and Economic Psychology, Information Processing (eco-labels, message framing, etc.), Values in Sustainability Science, Food Systems, Environmental Economics, Regional Economic Development
Dr. Noblet is interested in answering the question: Why do people act the way they do towards the environment? This question takes her across academic disciplinary boundaries between the fields of economics, psychology and communication. Her research has focused on the role of motivation, pro-ecological worldview and provision of environmental information in making decisions about, and towards, the environment. Her research considers how individual values, constraints and backgrounds may inform decisions at both the consumer and policy level.
Last, but not least, she is always interested in considering the changing environmental and economic landscape of her home state Maine and welcomes the opportunity to work with Maine businesses and policy makers.
Dr. Noblet teaches a variety of courses focused on economics; environmental economics and energy (see syllabi below). She hopes to bring more economic psychology courses to students soon. Many of her courses provide an opportunity to meet students early in their college career – a perfect time to start considering a major in economics! Dr. Noblet is pleased to participate in the Academ-e program which brings Maine’s elite high school students to UMaine for a first opportunity to participate in college courses. She is also interested in introducing students to quantitative social science research methods.
Dr. Noblet was proud to have been awarded the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture and the 2011 Professor of the Year Award from Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Links to Web Pages (0ther UMaine affiliations)
- Sustainability Solutions Initiative
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment
- Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program
- Academ-e Program
- ECO 410 (online) – Syllabus (PDF)
- Our Environment A Glimpse at What Mainers Think — Maine Policy Review
with M. Anderson and M. Teisl
- An empirical test of anchoring the NEP scale in environmental ethics,
with M. Anderson and M. Teisl in Environmental Education Research.
- Economic Development and Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative - Maine Policy Review
with Kathleen P. Bell, Charles Colgan and Mario F. Teisl.
- Biofuels development in Maine: Using trees to oil the wheels of sustainability- Maine Policy Review
with M. Teisl, K. Farrow and J.Rubin.
Current Graduate Students
- Elyse Doyle
- Eva Manandhar
- Michelle Debartolo-Stone