Dr. Christie Manning has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and the Associate Director of the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors Program at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices and how these choices positively or negatively impact ecological systems. She is particularly interested in people’s cognitive and emotional response to information about climate change. Christie is co-author on the 2016 academic textbook, “Psychology for Sustainability”.
In her non-work life, Christie is an avid biker- both for recreation and commuting. She is also an enthusiastic but haphazard vegetable gardener.