Director, E-IPER, Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
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
Nicole Ardoin, Emmett Faculty Scholar, is the Sykes Family Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) and an Associate Professor in the Division of Social Sciences in 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 group 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 the George B. Storer Foundation, chair of NatureBridge's Education Advisory Council, an advisor to the Student Conservation Association and Teton Science Schools, among other areas of service to the field.
nmardoin [at] stanford.edu