Bryce B. DuBois, Ph.D.

History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Concentration
Rhode Island School of Design
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903
(413) 717-0220


Ph.D., The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Department of Psychology, 2016.

Major Field: Environmental Psychology
Subfields: Political Ecology, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Anthropology

M.A., The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Environmental Psychology, 2012.

M.A., University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Clinical Psychology, 2009.

B.A., Salve Regina University, Department of Psychology, 2005

Pell Scholar Honors Graduate, Cum Laude


2017 –              Lecturer, History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Concentration, Rhode Island School of Design

2017                Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology Department. Providence College.

2016 – 2017     Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University.

2013 – 2016     Extension Associate, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University.

2013                Adjunct Faculty, Children and Youth Studies Program, Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College,

2012                Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, John Jay College.



Krasny, M.E., DuBois, B. (co-lead authors), Adameit, M., Atiogbe, R., Alfakihuddin, M., Golshani, Z., González-González, R., Leung, Y., Shian-Yun, L., & Yao, Y.(in press). Addressing Access Barriers and Professional Development Among Small Group Leaders in a MOOC. The Online Learning Journal.

Giampieri, M.A., DuBois, B., Allred, S., Bunting-Howarth, K., Fisher, K., Moy, J. & Sanderson, E.W. (in press). Visions of resilience: lessons from applying a digital democracy tool in New York’s Jamaica Bay watershed. Urban Ecosystems, 1-17.

DuBois, B., Krasny, M.E. & Smith, J. (in press). Connecting Brawn, Brains, and People: An Investigation of Six Youth Stewardship Programs. Environmental Education Research, 1-18.

Krasny, M.E. & DuBois, B. (2016). Climate Adaptation Education:
Embracing Reality or Abandoning Environmental Values?. Environmental Education Research, 1-12.

DuBois, B. & Krasny, M.E. (2016). Educating with Resilience in Mind: Addressing Climate Change in Post-Sandy New York City. The Journal of Environmental Education, 1-16.

Smith, JG, DuBois, B. and Corwin, J. (2016). Assessing Social Learning Outcomes Through Participatory Mind Mapping. Journal of Extension, 54(1), n1.

Smith, JG, DuBois, B., and Krasny, ME. (2016). Framing for Resilience through Social Learning: Impacts of Environmental Stewardship on Youth in Post-disturbance Communities. Sustainability Science, 1(3), 441-453.

Chan, J., DuBois, B., & Tidball, KGT. (2015). Refuges of local resilience: Community gardens in post-Sandy New York City. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14, 625–635.

Wridt, P, Seley, J., Fisher, S. & DuBois, B. (2014). Participatory Mapping Approaches to Coordinate the Emergency Response of Spontaneous Volunteers after Hurricane Sandy. International Journal of E-Planning Research.


Chan, J., DuBois, B., Francis, C.A., Hoagland, K.D., Nemec, K.D. (2017). Community Gardens as Urban Social–Ecological Refuges in the Global North. In: WinklerPrins, E. (Ed.), Global Urban Agriculture, US National Science Foundation: CABI.

Allred, S., DuBois, B. (co-lead author), Bunting-Howarth, K., Tidball, K., & Solecki, W. (2016). Chapter 4: Social-Ecological System Transformation in Jamaica Bay. In: E. Sanderson, B. Solecki, J. Waldman, and A.S. Parris (Eds.), Prospects for Resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Krasny, M.E., Chang, C., Hauk, M., DuBois, B. (2016). Climate Change Education. In: Russ, A. and Krasny, M. (Eds.), Urban environmental education review. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.


DuBois, B. (2018). Uneven Social Sustainability of Beaches in Coastal Climate Adaptation. Boundary​ Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research, Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annapolis, MD.

Ley, A., DuBois, B. & LaCasse, K. (2018). Dismantling a Dirty Dozen: How Environmental Stakeholders Saved the Bay with a Legal Strategy. 2018 Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

DuBois, B. (2017). “Demand the Sand”: Refiguring and Restoring Rockaway Beach Post-Hurricane Sandy. Dimensions of Political Ecology 2017, Lexington, KY.

Smith, J., DuBois, B, & Li, Y. (2016). Machine Learning for Qualitative Research and Evaluation. NAAEE, Madison, WI.

DuBois, B. (2016). Critique, Praxis, and Power in Urban Social-Ecological Systems. American Association of Geographers Conference, San Francisco, CA.

DuBois, B. (2014). Speaking of/to Power: Narratives and Power in the Spectrum of Field Research. Temple Critical Geography Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Graham, L. & DuBois, B. (2014). The Rockaways’ Place on the Map: Civic Disparities in Recovery Planning and Policymaking after Superstorm Sandy. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Albuquerque, NM.

Chan, J., DuBois, B., Tidball, K.G. (2014). Places and Spaces of Resilience: Community gardens in Post-Sandy New York City. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers, Tampa, FL.

DuBois, B. (2013). The Surf Environment at Rockaway Beach, NY. Edra44, Providence, RI.

DuBois, B. (2013). Surfing and Psychology — Surfers’ Experience, Identity, and Empowerment in Context. American Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

DuBois, B., Fisher, S.R., Jaicks, H., Kimiagar, B. (2012). Putting the public back in public environmental engagement. Poster presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Biennial Conference, Charlotte, NC.

DuBois, B. & Pedlow, T.P. (2010). Theory-based predictors and the role of adverse childhood experiences on condom use and problematic drinking among college students. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Conference for Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

DuBois, B. (2005). Presumed courses of action and perspectives of adulthood in emerging adults. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.


People, Parks and Public Space. Rhode Island School of Design

Interpreting the Socioecology of Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island School of Design.

Environmental Psychology. Rhode Island School of Design

Research Methods and Statistics + Lab. Providence College

Health Psychology. Providence College

Social Psychology. John Jay College

Children of New York. Brooklyn College


2014 – present.           Totten Fellow, New York City Urban Field Station, United States Forest                                           Service.

2011 – 2012                Research Assistant Fellowship, Environmental Psychology Subprogram,                                        The Graduate Center at CUNY


Krasny, ME & DuBois, B. (23 February 2016). Will Online Courses Make Education a Human Right? Zocalo Public Square.

DuBois, B. and ME Krasny. (2015). Educating with Resilience in Mind: Environmental Education in Post-Sandy New York City. Civic Ecology Lab, Ithaca NY.

Krasny, M., J. Carey, B. DuBois, C. Lewis, J. Fraser, K. Fulton, B. Spitzer, L. Leou, J. Braus, A. Ferguson, J. Marcos-Iga, and A. Price. (2015). Climate Change and Environmental Education: Framing Perspectives. Cornell University, Ithaca NY.

DuBois, B., Allred, S.B, Tidball, K.G., Bunting-Howarth, K.E., Ferenz, G., & Filiberto, D. (2015). Past and Future Social-Ecological Systems Perspectives of Jamaica Bay: Results from an Annotated Bibliography and Focus Groups. Final report delivered to Rockefeller Foundation.

DuBois, B. (2014). Further Recommended Readings: Human Coastal Environment Relations. The People, Place, and Space Reader Website:

DuBois, B.B. and Krasny, M.E. (2014). Environmental Education Response to Hurricane Sandy in the New York Metropolitan Region. Civic Ecology Lab, Ithaca NY.

DuBois, B. B. and Tidball, K. G. (2013). Greening in Coastal New York Post-Sandy #CEL004. In Cornell Civic Ecology Lab (Ed.), Civic Ecology Lab White Paper Series (pp. 42). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.


DuBois, B. (2015). Towards Just Public Beaches: The Case of Rockaway Beach Post-Sandy. SustainAware/Global Kids.

DuBois, B. (2015). On Ethnography of Public Space and Urban Ecology. NYU Polytechnic.

DuBois, B. (2014). Beneath the Beach, the Sand: Conflicts over beach meaning and practices post-Sandy. Dissertation Symposium, CUNY, New York, NY.

DuBois, B. (2014). Environmental Education Response to Environmental Education in the New York Metropolitan Region. Climate Change and Environmental Education: Framing Perspectives Workshop, New York University, EE Capacity.

DuBois, B. (2014). NYC Urban EE Since Sandy. EE Capacity Webinar.

DuBois, B. & Chan, J. (2013). Community Gardens Post-Sandy Group-Think. NYC Urban Field Station, Queens, NY.


Reviewer, Ecology and Society, The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), Environmental Education Research

Co-Organizer, Climate Change and Environmental Education: Framing Perspectives Workshop, New York University, EE Capacity, New York, NY, June 3, 2014

Co-Organizer, 10-13th Annual Nature, Ecology & Society Colloquium. CUNY Graduate Center, Environmental Psychology, New York, March 2011-2014

Student Member, Events Committee, Environmental Psychology Program, CUNY, 2010-present

Student Member, Program Restructuring Committee, Environmental Psychology Program, CUNY, 2010-present


When not doing fieldwork, teaching, or writing I enjoy surfing, skiing, climbing, fly-fishing with my father, playing pickup soccer, trail running, riding my bike and learning how to build bikes from my nephew Richard. I am a volunteer soccer coach and tutor with Project Goal and member of the Seekonk River Revitalization Alliance. I also enjoy learning how to make tamales and other family recipes from my wife and mother in-law, and learning new baking recipes from my mom. And I am constantly trying to improve my conversational Spanish.