Kristin Hurst, Ph.D.

Kristin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Behavior and Sustainability in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. As an Environmental Social Scientist, her research is broadly centered on the application of social science theory and methods to understand and address environmental problems. Most recently, her work has focused on 1) the role of identity and socially shared values in shaping attitudes toward environmental issues and, 2) evaluating psychological interventions and communications strategies to facilitate environmental problem solving, increase support for pro-environmental policies and encourage pro-environmental behaviors. She joined the Environmental Behavior Change Research Group in August of 2019 and is involved with a number of projects focused on understanding and promoting sustainable consumption of natural resources. Her work at OSU will involve collaborations with faculty and researchers from the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Fisher College of Business, and other partners from both within and outside of the university. Kristin completed her PhD from the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech in May, 2019. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emerson College. Outside of the office or lab you can find her at the dance studio or on an outdoor adventure with her husband, Zach, and two kids, Enzo and Ari.

Current projects: Let’s Talk About It, Letting Go of the Wheel, Feedback to Emotions