Dr. Peter Howe
Human-environment Geographer and Environmental Social Scientist
Dr. Peter D. Howe (he/him) is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. Dr. Howe is a human-environment geographer and environmental social scientist whose research focuses on public perceptions and responses to climate change and environmental risks, using large-scale social surveys, geospatial analysis, and statistical modeling. He is the creator of the Yale Climate Opinion Maps project, and his research has received multiple National Science Foundation awards and been published in leading journals such as Nature Climate Change and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Howe earned Ph.D. and M.S. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University and bachelors degrees from Arizona State University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Yale School of the Environment before joining the faculty of Utah State. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he learned to ski, hike, and mountain bike in the Wasatch Mountains. He lives in Logan, Utah and loves exploring the Mountain West with his family.