Kenneth E. Wallen

Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

Kenny Wallen is a scientist and assistant professor within the University of Arkansas System and the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. His work is framed around the idea that human behavior causes many environmental and conservation issues but is also the means to solve those issues more readily.

His work explores human behavior and behavior change in the context of the environment, conservation, and natural resources by focusing on: (a) norms, values, and institutions, (b) cognitive, social, and policy processes, and (c) individuals and groups. His research uses theories from social psychology and other social and behavioral sciences alongside survey research methods, structural equation modeling, experimental designs, and spatial analyses to understand the nature and causes of behavior and develop strategies that effectively change behavior.


  • 2017–present
    Assistant professor, University of Arkansas System
  • 2017–present
    Assistant professor, College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources


  • 2017 
    Texas A&M University, PhD, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • 2010 
    Oklahoma State University, MS, Zoology
  • 2007 
    Truman State Univesity, BA, Psychology