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Susan Ledlow

Susan Ledlow

Vice President, Academic Affairs and Planning, Valencia College

407-299-3423

Academic Affairs and Planning
Valencia College
PO Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
USA

Titles

  • Vice President, Academic Affairs and Planning, Valencia College

Biography

Susan Ledlow is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Planning at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. While at Arizona State University she was curriculum and faculty development specialist for the School of Sustainability. She coordinated the development of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum and the assessment plan for the School. Ledlow assisted School faculty in the design and assessment of interdisciplinary seminars and project-based workshops, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses as well. She offered training and one-on-one assistance to faculty and teaching assistants on collaboration and teaming, active learning, and project-based learning. Ledlow has taught in community college, university and nonprofit settings, and has been involved in faculty, staff and organizational development for 25 years. Immediately prior to joining the Global Institute of Sustainability, she was at the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence at ASU, where she provided workshops, seminars and one-on-one assistance to faculty in active-learning strategies, course and curriculum design, grant writing and classroom assessment. She also provided facilitation services on campus for strategic and long-range planning, decision-making and curriculum development. Ledlow earned her doctorate in social psychology from ASU. She taught undergraduate social psychology and environmental psychology. Her research is broadly focused on psychological aspects of environmental sustainability. She conducts social dilemma experimental analogs of "the tragedy of the commons," investigating the factors that influence people to cooperate or compete when sharing a common resource. She particularly enjoys combining her research with teaching by involving undergraduate research assistants in her projects. In addition to her work at ASU, Ledlow consults with educational, nonprofit and corporate clients. She provides facilitation services and training in teaming, effective communication in the workplace, ethical influence in the workplace, decision-making and conflict resolution, strategic planning, the development and assessment of training programs, and the training of trainers.

Education

  • PhD, Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2004
  • MA, Anthropology, Arizona State University, 1989

Expertise

Journal Articles

2014

Neel, R., E. Sadalla, A. Berlin, S. Ledlow and S. Neufeld. 2014. The social symbolism of water-conserving landscaping. Journal of Environmental Psychology 40:49-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.04.003. (link )

Sadalla, E., A. Berlin, R. Neel and S. Ledlow. 2014. Priorities in residential water use: A trade-off analysis. Environment and Behavior 46(3):303-328. DOI: 10.1177/0013916512456286. (link )

Book Chapters

2005

Sadalla, E. K., S. Guhathakurta and S. E. Ledlow. 2005. Quality of life. In: Sadalla, E. K. ed., Integrated Assessment of Human-Environmental Systems in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy. San Diego, CA.

Sadalla, E. K., S. E. Ledlow and S. Guhathakurta. 2005. Dynamical systems models as pedagogical devices: Using the B+ 20 model in classroom settings. In: Sadalla, E. K. ed., Integrated Assessment of Human-Environmental Systems in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy. San Diego, CA.

Posters

2013

Neel, R., R. Cialdini, S. E. Ledlow, M. Ringel, S. Neufeld and A. Berlin. 2013. Using upward trends to promote sustainable behaviors. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Neel, R., N. R. Murtha, S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg and D. T. Kenrick. 2013. When scientists disagree: How we frame uncertainty influences public trust of science. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Neel, R., N. R. Murtha, S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg and D. T. Kenrick. 2013. When scientists disagree: How we frame uncertainty influences public trust of science. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Berlin, A., E. Sadalla, S. E. Ledlow, R. Neel, S. Neufeld and Y. J. Li. 2012. Tough choices in the desert: The psychology underlying residential water use. Poster presented January 26, 2012 at The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.

Neel, R., E. Sadalla, S. E. Ledlow, A. Berlin, S. Neufeld, Y. Li and C. Yee. 2012. Psychological barriers to water conservation: The case of desert landscaping. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.

Neel, R., E. Sadalla, S. E. Ledlow, A. Berlin, S. Neufeld, Y. Li and C. Yee. 2012. Psychological barriers to water conservation: The case of desert landscaping. Poster presented on April 25, 2012 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Neel, R., E. Sadalla, S. E. Ledlow, A. Berlin, S. Neufeld, Y. Li and C. Yee. 2012. Self-presentational barriers to water conservation: The case of desert landscaping. Poster presented on January 26, 2012 at the Sustainability Psychology Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

2011

Neel, R., E. Sadalla, S. E. Ledlow, A. Berlin, S. Neufeld, Y. Li and C. Yee. 2011. Status, family, sex, and good neighbors: Landscaping as self-presentation. Poster presented May 29, 2011 at the Association for Psychological Science, 23rd Annual Convention. Washington, D.C.

Yee, C., R. Neel and S. E. Ledlow. 2011. An evolutionary psychology approach to sustainability. Poster presented on May 4, 2011 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2009

Cardenas, E., S. E. Ledlow, E. Sadalla, D. Lovis-McMahon and P. Gober. 2009. Necessities and luxuries in residential water use. Poster presented on May 6, 2009 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2008

Gartin, M., A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, D. D. White, K. L. Larson, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. Focusing on higher quality focus groups. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Meegan, C. M., T. Rodrigues, R. Hill and S. E. Ledlow. 2008. Sustainable populations in the prehistoric American Southwest. Poster presented March 26-30 at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC.

Senneville, C. M., K. L. Larson, A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, M. Gartin, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. "Missed opportunities" in Central Arizona water management: Reconciling the local supply of and demand for science. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Gartin, M., T. Lant, A. Y. Wutich, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2007. WaterSim: A study of water-related decision-making under uncertainty. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Presentations

2012

Neel, R., S. E. Ledlow, S. L. Neuberg, D. T. Kenrick and E. Sadalla. 2012. Speaking with one voice about uncertain futures: How we frame scientific disagreement affects public trust in climate change science. Presented November 12, 2012 at the 2012 Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change Conference, November 11- 14, 2012, Sacramento, CA.

2011

Ledlow, S. E. 2011. Psychological underpinnings of environmental decisions. Presented November 30, 2011 at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Washington, DC.

2007

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2007. Credibility, saliency, and legitimacy of boundary objects for water resource decision making: Assessing stakeholder response to DCDC WaterSim. Paper presented at the June 17-21, 2007, 13th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Park City, UT.