Scientist Categories

Order Products

Social Science Scientist Cards

Dr. David Bengston, Environmental Futurist

Dr. David Bengston, Environment Futurist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Dr. David Bengston, Environmental Futurist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Futurists explore a range of possible desireable future situations.  Futures develop foresight - insignt into how and why the future could be different from today - and use foresight to make better decisions today.

Velicia R. Bergstrom, Archaeologist

Velicia R. Bergstrom, Archaeologist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Velicia R. Bergstrom, Archaeologist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As an archaeologist, I study past human activity (historic and prehistoric) through the scientific recovery and analysis of material culture, like artifacts and ecofacts.

Dr. Lindsay Campbell, Social Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Human geographers study how people interact with places.  With my focus on nature and geography, I examine the relationships between humans and the environment.  I'm particularly interested in the construction of nature in cities and the role of people and organizations in stewardship of the urban environment.


Dr. Patty Champ, Environmental Economist

Dr. Patty Champ, Environmental Economist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Dr. Patty Champ, Environmental Economist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Environmental economics uses economic concepts to study natural resources and the environment.  Within this broad area of study, I am interested in peoples' preferences and hw people make trade-offs related to the environment. 

Dr. Susan Charnley, Research Social Scientist

Susan Charnley, Research Social Scientist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Susan Charnley, Research Social Scientist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Anthropology is the study of people and their culture in both the past and present.  My focus is environmental anthropology, which is the study of human relations with the natural environment. 

Dr. Ken Cordell, Social Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A social scientist studies people's values, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes (VOBAs).  The social sciences include economics, anthropology, and a number of other disciplines, each of which has its own background and approaches to studying VOBAs.


Dr. Mike Dockry, Research Scientist / Social Scientist

Dr. Mike Dockry, Research Scientist / Social Scientist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Dr. Mike Dockry, Research Scientist / Social Scientist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A forester/social scientist studies how people and communities use, manage, and think about their forests and sustainability.


Dr. C. Meghan Downes, Economist

Dr. C. Meghan Downes, Economist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Dr. C. Meghan Downes, Economist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As an economist, I study how humans use the environment for goods and services.  I also study the value people place on natural resources and processes.

Dr. Marla R. Emery, Geographer


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Geography includes many different things like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps.  However, one important focus of geography is the relationship between people and nature - how human beings and their activities affect nature and how nature affects human beings.


Dr. David Flores, Research Social Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A research social scientist studies the relationships between people and the environment.


Margaret Hangan, Archeologist

Margaret Hangan, Archeologist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Margaret Hangan, Archeologist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • M.A., California State University, Bakersfield 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Archeology is the study of history and the period before written history, known as prehistory, using artifacts and other physical objects. 


Dr. Viniece Jennings, Biological Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph. D., Florida A&M University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A biological scientist explores the interaction between the natural systems (e.g. living and nonliving) and humans.


Dr. Cassandra Johnson Gaither, Natural Resource Sociologist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A natural resource sociologist looks at humans and their relationship to the natural world.


Dr. Michelle Kondo, Urban Health Scientist

Michelle Kondo, Urban Health Scientist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Michelle Kondo, Urban Health Scientist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • An urban health scientist studies how urban environments affect the health of people living in urban areas.

Dr. Linda Kruger, Social Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., The University of Washington
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Social science includes various academic disciplines that study people and human society including sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, and economics.


Dr. Evan Mercer, Forest Economist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A forest economist uses the tools of economic analysis to study the interactions between people and forests relating to forest conservation and management.


Dr. Trista Patterson, Economist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Oikos is the Greek root word for "household."  It is also the root of the word "economy" and "ecology!"  Good managment of the economy, and ecology, is like good management of a household.


Dr. John Schelhas, Forester / Anthropologist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • A forester / anthropologist studies the diversity of ways that people talk about, value, and use trees and forests.


Dr. Travis Warziniack, Environmental Economist

Travis Warziniack, Environmental Economist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Travis Warziniack, Environmental Economist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Environmental economists study the way people interact with nature.  This research includes how people value nature, how they respond to changes in the environment, and what policies can be used to protect the environment. 

Dr. David Wear, Resource Economist / Computer Modeler

Dr. David Wear, Resource Economist / Computer Modeler
Click here to download the front of this card.

Dr. David Wear, Resource Economist / Computer Modeler

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Montana
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a resource economist and computer modeler, I study how people choose to use and manage forests and natural resources.  This enables us to predict how people may use those resources in the future. 

Neil Weintraub, Archaeologist

Neil Weintraub, Archaeologist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Neil Weintraub, Archaeologist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • B.A., Grinnell College
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As an archaeologist, I work with partners, volunteers, and tribes to survey, record, protect, interpret, and preserve places where people once lived. 

Sarah Wiener, Social Scientist

Sarah Wiener, Social Scientist
Click here to download the front of this card.

Sarah Wiener, Social Scientist

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • As a social scientist, I study the ways that landowners and natural resources specialists interact with scientific information.  I help scientists and tool developers improve their communications and products.

Dr. Daniel R. Williams, Environmental Social Scientist


Click here to download the front of this card.

Click here to download the back of this card.
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota 
  • USDA Forest Service Scientist
  • Environmental social scientists study a wide variety of topics involving people, society, and their interactions with the environment.  My work focuses on how people experience and value nature in their everyday lives.