Chair, Education Advisory Council

Nicole Ardoin, Ph.D.

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Nicole Ardoin, Ph.D., is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. She is the Sykes Family Faculty Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, and the inaugural Emmett Family Faculty Scholar. Dr. Ardoin’s Social Ecology Lab group includes interdisciplinary social scientists studying the nexus of environmental learning, environmental behavior and connection to place within the context of complex social-ecological systems. She has been conducting community-engaged research and working with nonprofit conservation and education organizations, like NatureBridge, for more than two decades. She has a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In addition to her work with NatureBridge’s EAC since 2009, Dr. Ardoin is a trustee of the George B. Storer Foundation; an advisor of the North American Association for Environmental Education, Student Conservation Association and Teton Science Schools; and is an associate editor of the journal Environmental Education Research.