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Stacia Dreyer

Stacia Dreyer
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Research Scientist, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Dr. Stacia Dreyer is an environmental social scientist broadly interested in the human dimensions of environmental issues. She was trained as an interdisciplinary scholar earning her PhD in Environmental Psychology and Behavioral Economics with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the University of Maine. Her current work in the MARINA lab uses mixed methods and a socio-ecological systems framework to better understand coastal community resilience to harmful algal blooms. She also works on projects related to the human dimensions of marine renewable energy focusing on tidal energy, and perceptions of climate change mitigation, such as policy and technology.

Stacia’s interdisciplinary scholarship and mentoring has received international, national, and local fellowships and awards.  As a 2012 Endeavour Research Fellow, she completed part of her dissertation research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Western Australia and published her research on the Australian carbon pricing policy in Nature Climate Change. She was selected to be a Social Science Immersion Workshop Fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center from 2015-2016. In 2016, Stacia was awarded the UW Postdoc Mentoring Award for her exceptional mentoring of graduate students.


PhD, Environmental Psychology and Behavioral Economics, University of Maine-Orono, 2014

MEd, Environmental Education, Western Washington University, 2009

BA, Psychology, Truman State University, 2002

Journal Articles


Dreyer, S. J., H. J. Polis and L. D. Jenkins. 2017. Changing tides: Acceptability, support, and perceptions of tidal energy in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science 29(Jul):72-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.04.013. (link )

Polis, H. J., S. J. Dreyer and L. D. Jenkins. 2017. Public willingness to pay and policy preferences for tidal energy research and development: A study of households in Washington state. Ecological Economics 136(Jun):213-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.01.024. (link )


Meyer, S. R., V. R. Levesque, K. H. Bieluch, M. L. Johnson, B. McGreavy, S. J. Dreyer and H. Smith. 2016. Sustainability science graduate students as boundary spanners. Jounral of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6(2):344-353. DOI: 10.1007/s13412-015-0313-1. (link )


Dreyer, S. J., I. Walker, S. K. McCoy and M. F. Teisl. 2015. Australians' views on carbon pricing before and after the 2013 federal election. Nature Climate Change 5(Dec):1064-1067. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2756. (link )


Dreyer, S. J. and I. Walker. 2013. Acceptance and support of the Australian Carbon Policy. Social Justice Research 26(3):343-362. DOI: 10.1007/s11211-013-0191-1. (link )