Janet K. Swim, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Janet Swim is a professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her B.A. from Hope college in 1983 and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She is an elected member of the Board of Scientific Affairs for the American Psychological Association, 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, and has worked with the United Nations to include psychological research in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change review of research. She has also served on several committees at Penn State to facilitate interdisciplinary research related to sustainability and promote sustainable behaviors on campus. She researches climate action in terms of public engagement via civic engagement, science education, and desire to address climate injustices and she researches psychological processes that facilitates and hinders caring for the planet.