The Center for Regional Studies (CRS) welcomes Asa B. Stone as its Spring 2022 Tribal/Community College Research Scholar. Stone is a faculty member of the School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences with Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and has been affiliate faculty at the Resilience Institute and Geography and Environmental Science at UNM.
Stone is a social psychologist specialized in pairing psychology with the world around us.
“Enriching life with psychology is my passion, and my mission is to elevate the appreciation for human capacity through science, education, and advocacy,” they noted.
Stone teaches psychology and sustainability at CNM, where they have been acknowledged as Distinguished Faculty.
With CRS’s support, Stone continues building upon an ongoing work at the UNM Resilience Institute. Their research focuses on the impacts of the convergence-based environmental justice curriculum on learners’ systems thinking, intersectional antiracism, and cultural humility, and educators’ perceived efficacy as environmental justice advocates.
By utilizing resources at UNM, Stone expands their research networks and elevates their research experiences. They’re currently mentored by Jaelyn deMaria, an assistant professor of Communication and Journalism.
Stone will share their research with UNM students and faculty, as well as the community, by giving a public lecture toward the conclusion of their residency.