Matthew Ballew

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MATTHEW T. BALLEW
Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action - William James

ABOUT

PXL_20220830_195340780I am deeply passionate about human rights, environmental issues, and mental health. I am a Research Specialist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and I specialize in social and environmental psychology, research methodology with a specific focus in survey design/methods, and program evaluation. Check out my research page to read more about my work. In my spare time, I’m either outdoors or working on my personal projects. Some of my favorite places in the world are Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and the Michigan UP (I’m a Michigander born and raised in the suburbs outside Detroit). As part of my personal projects, I like to document the beauty of the world (check out my photographs) and geek out with boardgames (check out my first game I designed: Tabletop LARP). The more we can positively use art/design to raise awareness and educate the public about environmental issues, the more we can make solving them part of the status quo. Echoing the wisdom of Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, “The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it.”

 

YALE UNIVERSITY – NEW HAVEN, CT

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Yale School of the Environment
Research Specialist, January 2023 – Present
Research Consultant, November 2022 – January 2023
Postdoctoral Associate, June 2018 – July 2020

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY – CLAREMONT, CA

School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Ph.D., Social Psychology, May 2018

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR, MI

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
B.A., Psychology, May 2009
B.A., Sociology, May 2009
Sub-concentration in Social Welfare, Social Services, and Social Inequality

EMAIL: matthew.ballew@yale.edu | matthewtballew@gmail.com

PRONOUNS: He/him/they/them