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Kenneth E. Wallen

Assistant Professor, University of Idaho

Kenny Wallen is a conservation scientist and assistant professor whose work is framed around the idea that human behavior is the key to solve environmental and conservation issues. His work explores behavior change and behavior design 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.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant professor, University of Idaho
  • 2017–2019
    Assistant professor, University of Arkansas System


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