Areas of Expertise
- Specializes in policy, regulation, institutions and governance in small island states and territories including U.S. policy in the Caribbean, Pacific and African/Indian Ocean.
- Areas of research include: Energy policy and development: green economy, renewables, energy efficiency, resilient energy infrastructure, clean energy transitions, oil and natural gas markets.
- Can discuss environment and climate change policy, including the blue economy, climate change adaptation, climate finance and risk, tourism industry.
- Also studies corporate sustainability and public policy, such as corporate social responsibility; foreign direct investment and sustainable development; environmental and social governance in business.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research investigates the interplay of emotion, motivation, personality and cognition, with a focus on how emotions influence our thoughts.