CPI – San Diego – Faculty

P. Wesley Schultz
P. Wesley Schultz, CPI - San Diego FacultyWesley is professor of psychology at California State University, San Marcos where he teaches courses in conservation psychology, social psychology and statistics. His research focuses on social influence, and the application of psychology to understand and solve social issues. Much of his work has focused on environmental issues, and he has conducted a number of widely-cited studies on energy and water conservation, environmental attitudes, littering and climate change. He has also published studies on community crime-prevention programs, science training programs and the impact of technology use on children and adolescents. Dr. Schultz received his PhD from the Claremont Graduate University and has held visiting appointments at several European institutions. He is a fellow at the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Over the past twenty years, Professor Schultz has published more than fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and invited chapters, along with seven books and edited volumes. He has served as advisor to multiple government, corporate, and NGOs in the application of psychology to environmental issues. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the NY Times, Time Magazine and National Public Radio.


Thomas Joseph Doherty
Thomas Joseph Doherty, CPI-San DiegoThomas specializes in education and group leadership that illuminates the diverse emotions, beliefs and identity processes associated with conservation and sustainability issues and that fosters innovative and collaborative outcomes. Thomas developed the Ecopsychology in Counseling course sequence at Lewis & Clark Graduate School and is editor of the Ecopsychology journal. Thomas served on the American Psychological Association Task Force on Global Climate Change and has written about the psychological impacts of climate change. He has provided professional talks and workshops for organizations such as the American Psychological Association, Natural Step USA, New Season’s Markets, the Bioneers, and the Association of Oregon Recyclers.The New York Times called Thomas Joseph Doherty the most prominent American advocate of a growing discipline known as ‘ecopsychology.’ Thomas’s work has also been featured in the Oregonian; New Hampshire Public Radio; the Detroit Metro Times; the Süddeutsche Zeitung; Sustainability: The Journal of Record; and Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Thomas received his BA from Columbia University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. His doctoral research focused on the intersection of physical and mental health. Early in his career, Thomas worked as a wilderness therapy expedition leader in the Western U.S. and a river rafting guide in Grand Canyon.


Corrin LaCombe
Corrin LaCombe with school kids, Khau Ca, Vietnam.C.LaCombe.2011Corrin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master of Science degree in Primate Conservation Biology from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Corrin’s Master’s research focused on evaluation and modification of a conservation education program designed for children aged 8 – 12 throughout Bangladesh. Corrin is now the Senior Conservation Education Research Coordinator for the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Her primary duties at this facility include developing, implementing, and evaluating conservation education and outreach materials for a wide and diverse range of target audiences. Corrin also conducts conservation education ; inspired research and facilitates in-situ conservation education initiatives for San Diego Zoo Global in Vietnam; Baja California, Mexico; Malaysia; and soon to be Cameroon, Africa. Corrin’s most recent focus is on the development of sustainable alternative livelihoods, conscious consumerism, and conservation psychology.