Kenneth E. Wallen

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, University of Arkansas

Kenny Wallen is an environmental social scientist and Assistant Professor at the Arkansas Forest Resources Center and School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello. His work explores human behavior and behavior change in the context of the environment, conservation, and natural resources management. Research focuses on the dynamics of: (a) norms, values, and institutions, (b) cognitive, social, and policy processes, and (c) individuals, groups, and environments. He uses social psychology and other social and behavioral science frameworks, alongside survey research, experimental designs, modeling, and spatial analysis to understand the nature and reasons for behavior, and develop strategies to change behavior.


  • 2017–present
    Assistant professor, School of Forestry & Natural Resources
  • 2017–present
    Assistant professor, Arkansas Forest Resources Center


  • 2017 
    Texas A&M University, PhD
  • 2010 
    Oklahoma State University, MS
  • 2007 
    Truman State University, BA