Asa B. Stone, PhD.
I am a social psychologist with a professional mission to elevate the appreciation for human capacity through science, education, and advocacy. My research focuses on the intersection of climate and social justice. I also teach psychology, sustainability, and beer appreciation at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), where I was acknowledged as a Distinguished Faculty.
e d u c a t i o n
Ph.D. Experimental Psychology (minor in Political Science), Washington State University
a p p o i n t m e n t s
- Affiliate Faculty, the Resilience Institute, University of New Mexico (UNM)
- Affiliate Faculty, the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, UNM
- Faculty, the School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences, CNM
r e s e a r c h
I am currently examining the impacts of psychological and sociocultural forces on beer experiences as an affiliate faculty of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The book “Beer and Society” is forthcoming. I’m also investigating the impacts of climate change on lambic, social identity, and cultural heritage as an affiliate faculty of the Resilience Institute. Lastly, I design Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training for STEM research and education programs.
i n t e r e s t s
- Equity and justice in climate solutions and regional climate adaptations
- Impacts of climate change on lambic, social identity, and cultural heritage
- Intersections of psychology and beer, or beer psychology
- Impacts of antiracism and equity efforts on STEM research and education
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 and social justice, sustainable behavior
- Beer appreciation – beer and society, essential skills for beer sommeliers
- 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.