Matthew C. Nisbet

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Journal Editor
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Associate Professor
Northeastern University
United States
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Matthew Nisbet is professor of communication at Northeastern University, editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Communication and a founding senior editor at ORE Climate Science. Nisbet studies the role of journalists, advocates, and experts in shaping debates over science, technology, and the environment. He is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed studies, scholarly book chapters, and reports. Dr. Nisbet has been a visiting Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a health policy investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google science communication fellow. In 2011, the editors of the journal Nature recommended his research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism.” He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in communication from Cornell University and AB in government from Dartmouth College.

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