Gary W. Evans

Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Contact Information

3415 Martha Van Rensselaer
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 342-1214

Gary W. Evans

Professor
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Expertise
Environmental psychology; developmental psychology; stress

Current Research Interest
Environment of childhood poverty; children’s environments; children and stress; the development of children’s environmental attitudes and ecological behaviors

Distinction
Merrill Presidential Scholar Outstanding Educator
MacArthur Foundation Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014

Selected Publications
Evans, Gary W. “The Environment of Childhood Poverty.” American Psychologist 59 ( 2004 ): 77-92.

Evans, Gary W. and Michelle A. Schamberg. “Childhood Poverty, Chronic Stress, and Adult Working Memory.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (2009): 6545-6549.

Cornell Research Website Article
Damaging Effects of Poverty on Children