Amanda M. Dewey

3114 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


  • University of Maryland – College Park, Ph.D. in Sociology, Spring 2020
  • University of Maryland – College Park, Master of Arts in Sociology, 2017
  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Theatre, 2013
  • University of Adelaide, South Australia, Study Abroad Spring 2012 

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Movements
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Climate Change
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict

Awards and Fellowships

  • Graduate Fellow, Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, 2015-present
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2016
  • Dean’s Fellowship, University of Maryland, Summer 2016
  • Dean’s Research Initiative Grant Recipient, University of Maryland, Summer 2016

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, Climate Constituencies Project, Principal Investigator: Dana R. Fisher, January 2016-present

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of Record, Sociology, University of Maryland
    • SOCY230: Sociological Social Psychology, Winter 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Sociology, University of Maryland
    • SOCY200: Human Societies, Fall 2015, Dr. John Pease.


  • The Potential Power of Individual Action: Examining Factors Contributing to Individual Environmental Behaviors, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Charlotte, Spring 2014

Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
    • Environment and Technology Section
    • Social Psychology Section
    • Animals and Society Section
  • Southern Sociological Society

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Psychology, December 2016 – Present
  • Policy Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, August 2016 – Present
  • Pre-Candidacy Representative, Sociology Graduate Student Forum, University of Maryland, August 2016 – Present

Employment History

  • Graduate Fellow, Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, August 2015 – Present
    • Graduate fellow with the University of Maryland’s interdisciplinary center for the study of the relationship between society and the environment.
  • Special Projects Coordinator & Field Representative, Endangered Species Coalition, June 2013 – July 2015
    • Communicated with businesses, congressional offices and the public regarding wildlife issues
    • Completed independent projects aiding the organization in wildlife advocacy programming and budgeting

Volunteer Positions

  • Vice Chair, Endangered Species Coalition Board of Directors, June 2016-Present
    • Serve on the board of directors to a DC-based non-profit
    • Make governance decisions regarding organization activities
  • Green Team Chair, Town of Berwyn Heights, MD August 2015-Present
    • Organize educational community events focused on sustainability and local wildlife
    • Served on Berwyn Heights Shade Tree Board advocating for urban trees