Macalester College

Prof. Christie ManningChristie Manning

Assistant Professor (NTT) of Environmental Studies and Psychology

Dr. Christie Manning has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and the Associate Director of the Educating Sustainability Ambassadors Program at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research and teaching explore the cognitive, social and situational factors that influence people’s behavioral and lifestyle choices and how these choices positively or negatively impact ecological systems.  She is particularly interested in people’s cognitive and emotional response to information about climate change.  Christie conducts yearly survey studies on Minnesotans’ attitudes toward sustainability and ecological behavior, collecting data at the State Fair in collaboration with fellow Psychologists at the University of St. Thomas. She is a co-author on the academic textbook, “Psychology for Sustainability”, a 2017 review article in the journal Science, along with the annotated paper in "Science in the Classroom".

In her non-work life, Christie is an avid biker, both for recreation and commuting.  She is also an enthusiastic but haphazard vegetable gardener.

My CV is available as a PDF document here.