Asa B. Stone, PhD. 

I am a social psychologist with a mission to elevate the appreciation for human capacity through science, education, and advocacy. 

e d u c a t i o n

PhD. Experimental Psychology (minor in Political Science), Washington State University

a p p o i n t m e n t s 

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, UNM
  • Affiliate Researcher, the Resilience Institute, UNM
  • Affiliate Faculty, Sustainability Studies Program, UNM

r e s e a r c h 

As a researcher who focuses on the intersection of climate crisis and social justice, intersectional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is my core value. I practice convergent research that fosters a culture of inclusion through equitable and inclusive partnerships.  

i n t e r e s t s 

  • Equity and justice in climate solutions and regional climate adaptations
  • Effects of DEI education on STEM research and education
  • Impacts of climate change on lambic production, social identity, and cultural heritage 


t e a c h i n g  &  t r a i n i n g

Education equity is a strong passion of mine, and I strive to create a learning environment that facilitates learners’ growth. I value creating transformative learning experiences through evidence-based pedagogies supported by authentic learning activities and assessments. I also find it crucial to nurture empathy through reflective learning and enhance intercultural fluency through global citizenship.

e x p e r t i s e

  • Psychology – educational psychology, political psychology, social psychology
  • Sustainability – intersection of climate crisis and social justice, adaptative behaviors
  • Curriculum design – competency based education, experiential learning, authentic assessments

s e l e c t e d  p u b l i c a t i o n s

  • Benson, M. H. & Stone, A. B. (2013). Practitioner’s Perceptions of Legal and institutional Barriers to Adaptive Management in the United States. Ecology and Society.
  • Stone, M. C. & Stone, A. B. (2013). Social-Ecological Resilience and Climate Change. In Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History. ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, CA
  • J. A. Jones, et. al. (2012). Ecosystem Processes and Human Influences Regulate Streamflow Response to Climate Change at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. BioScience, 62(4), 390-404.
  • Stone, M. C., Chen, L., McKay, S. K., Goreham, J., Acharya, K., Fischenich, C., & Stone, A. B. (2011). Bending of submerged woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions. River Research and Applications. 29(2), 195–205.
  • Li, Y., Stone, M. C., Yu, Z., Young, M. H., Shafer, D. S., Zhu, J., Gray, K., Stone, A. B., Fana, L., Tangab, C., & Warwick, J. (2011). Spatiotemporal patterns in nutrient loads, nutrient concentrations, and algal biomass in Lake Taihu, China. Lake and Reservoir Management. 27(4), 298-309.
  • Parks, C. D. & Stone, A. B. (2010). The Desire to Expel Unselfish Members From the Group.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 303-310.
  • Parks, C. D. & Stone, A. B. (2005). Psychological dimension of conflict. In Toward a Peaceable future: Redefining peace, security, and conviviality from a multidisciplinary perspective. Washington State University Press.

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