Janet Swim is a professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She chaired the American Psychological Association task force on psychological perspectives on climate Change, is past-president of the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology, is serving as a member of the the United Nations IPCC scoping meeting, and served on several committees at Penn State to facilitate interdisciplinary research related to sustainability and promote sustainable behaviors on campus. She is currently examining social sources of beliefs about climate change and support for pro-environmental behaviors, policies and collective action. She is also working as a program evaluator for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (http://cleanet.org/cln/ccep/NNOCCI.html) for a grant that has the goal of training educators at informal science learning centers how to effectively communicate climate change information and forming a community of practice among these educators.