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Nicholas Weller

Assistant Research Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), Arizona State University


Nicholas Weller is an assistant research professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University (ASU). Through his work, he promotes engagement among scientists, public audiences, policy makers, and cultural organizations. He conducts this work in service of creating a just, free, and sustainable future. He studies the use of deliberative public forums to capture public values and shape science and policy on uncertain, contested, and technical topics. He’s affiliated with ASU’s Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning (CIISL) and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO). Nicholas completed his PhD in the School of Sustainability. During his graduate studies, Nicholas helped lead and develop public forums on climate change adaptation with CSPO. He also worked with the School of Sustainability’s Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools program to develop and implement sustainability programs for local K-12 schools and served in ASU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association.

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Weller, Nicholas, Govani M. and Farooque M. 2022. Public Value Evidence for Public Value Outcomes: Integrating Public Values into Federal Policymaking. Day One Project, United States.

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Sittenfeld, D., Farooque, M., Helmuth, B., Benson, S., Hostetler, E., Choi, F., Weller, N., Nickerson, C., Todd, K. and Cavalier, D. 2022. "Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities: Informing Community Resilience Policies Through Local Knowledge, Community Values, and Community-Generated Data." Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 7(1): 33.

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Weller, Nicholas and Govani, Michelle Sullivan 2018. Prop 127: Mapping Arizona’s Energy Future. Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.