Caroline Noblet

Caroline Noblet

Office: 207 Winslow
Phone: 207.581.3172

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Economic Psychology, University of Maine

M.S. Resource Economics and Policy, University of Maine

B.A. Economics and Environmental Science, Boston College

Research Areas

Google Scholar Page

Environmental Behavior and Economic Psychology, Information Processing (eco-labels, message framing, etc.), Values in Sustainability Science, Food Systems, Environmental Economics, Regional Economic Development

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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.

Curriculum Vitae Spring 2017

Links to Web Pages (0ther UMaine affiliations)

Course Syllabi

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Recent Publications

with Dave Owen

with M. Anderson and M. Teisl

with M. Anderson and M. Teisl in Environmental Education Research.

with Kathleen P. Bell, Charles Colgan and Mario F. Teisl.

with M. Teisl, K. Farrow and J.Rubin.

To see continued contributions by Dr. Noblet:

Current Graduate Students

  • Elyse Doyle
  • Eva Manandhar
  • Michelle Debartolo-Stone