Dr. Shorna Allred

Associate Director of the Center for Conservation Social Sciences

Dr. Shorna Allred serves on the faculty of Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and is the Associate Director of the Center for Conservation Social Sciences. She also holds a core faculty appointment with Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program. A conservation social scientist, Allred has researched the social dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaption including community resilience to natural disasters in cities across New York State and Southeast Asia. Allred works on cultural resilience with indigenous communities in Sarawak on the island of Borneo and recently spent her sabbatical investigating flood resilience in Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches courses on community-based research methods, global sustainability, and community organizing for the public good. She also serves as the faculty Dean of Alice Cook House. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Society and Natural Resources; Weather, Climate, and Society; and the American Journal of Community Psychology. Allred holds a visiting faculty appointment at Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak and prior to coming to Cornell University was an Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Purdue University.