Current Graduate Students - Stacia Dreyer
Graduate Degree Being Pursued:
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student with the School of Economics, Department of Psychology and the Sustainability Solutions Initiative
Dr. Mario Teisl, Dr. Shannon McCoy
Stacia received her B.A. in Psychology from Truman State University. During her last undergraduate years, she was also a McNair Scholar. She completed her McNair summer research at Oregon State University, where her love for the Pacific Northwest and the environment blossomed. She then received her M.Ed. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University.
Stacia is a research fellow with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Through her research, she attempts to integrate the fields of environmental psychology and behavioral economics to better understand the human dimensions of environmental issues. She uses survey methods to investigate environmental decision making and support/acceptance for sustainable technologies, conservation practices and/or policies. In 2012, Stacia was awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Government of Australia to conduct research with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Western Australia. She is conducting research with CSIRO for 6 months, and returning for the summer semester 2013. Her current research in Australia focuses on the determinants of acceptance and support of the newly introduced Australian carbon policy. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Student Committee for the Society of Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology, which is Division 34 of the American Psychological Association (APA).