Nicholas Weller is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University (ASU). Through his work, he promotes engagement among scientists, public audiences, policy makers, and cultural organizations. He conducts this work in service of creating a just, free, and sustainable future. He studies the use of deliberative public forums to capture public values and shape science and policy on uncertain, contested, and technical topics. Currently, he works with ASU’s Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (CIISL) to help professionals at museums and other cultural organizations develop sustainability-related programs. He also works with ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) to better link science with public values.
Nicholas completed his PhD in the School of Sustainability. During his graduate studies, Nicholas helped lead and develop public forums on climate change adaptation with CSPO. He also worked with the School of Sustainability's Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools program to develop and implement sustainability programs for local K-12 schools and served in ASU's Graduate and Professional Student Association. As an undergraduate research assistant in ASU's Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab, he studied the impact of plants on the performance of a wetland designed to treat wastewater.
2013 - BS, Sustainability, Arizona State University
2019 - PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University