Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP)
- Ph.D., Planning, Policy & Design, University of California - Irvine, 2010
- M.S., Sustainable Resource Management, Technical University of Munich (Germany), 2004
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Gujarat University (India), 2001
- Environmental and social psychology
- Psychological impacts of digital stressors
- Science of Team Science
- SPIA 3554: Transdisciplinary Problem Solving for Social Issues
- UAP 5174: Planning Theory and History
- UAP 5424: Environment & Behavior Studies
- UAP 5484: Advanced Urban Research Methodology
- Communication in Transdisciplinary Teams, co-edited with G. Lotrecchiano (Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Institute, 2020).
- Special series on communication in transdisciplinary teams. Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline 21: 41-253 (2018). Co-edited with G. Lotrecchiano.
- Across disciplinary boundaries towards a sustainable life: Psychodynamic reflection on human behavior, co-edited with E. A. Stuhler (Rainer Hampp Verlag, Muenchen, Mering, 2008).
- “The iPhone effect: The quality of in-person social interactions in the presence of mobile technologies,” with L. Cheng, J. Genevie, and M. Yuan, Environment & Behavior, 48(2): 275-298 (2016). (Published online before print July 1, 2014).
- “The Transdisciplinary Orientation Scale: Factor Structure and Relation to the Integrative Quality and Scope of Scientific Publications,” with D. Stokols and L. Cheng, Journal of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology, 3(2): 1042 (2015).
- “Psychological and health outcomes of perceived information overload,” with D. Stokols, Environment & Behavior, 44(6): 737-759 (2011).
- “Evaluating an interdisciplinary undergraduate training program in health promotion research,” with R. Harvey, D. Stokols, K. Pine, J. Fuqua, S. Shokair and J. Whiteley, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(4): 358-365 (2009).
- “Psychology in an age of ecological crisis: From personal angst to collective action,” with D. Stokols, M. G. Runnerstrom, and J. A. Hipp, American Psychologist, 64(3): 181-193 (2009).
- 2017-18 Co-PI (with Wernstedt, PI) Caution: Heavy Load Ahead, Smart and Connected Communities- Planning Grant, National Science Foundation ($99,354)
- 2017-18 PI (with Roberts, Co-PI), Thinking and Decision Making in An Age of Divided Attention, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech ($30,000)
- Social, psychological, and health implications of the Internet and digital communication technologies
- Environment and behavior studies, specially focusing on the psychological and health impacts of environmental stressors such as information overload and multitasking
- Science of team science or the study of the processes and outcomes of large scale transdisciplinary collaborative scientific, training, and action research initiatives