Updated: October 2015
Alan Stewart is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development. He joined the Georgia faculty in 2002. He is a 1994 graduate of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Georgia. He completed his undergraduate and masters degrees in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a native of the Charlotte area. He holds an undergraduate certificate in Atmospheric Science from the University of Georgia.
Alan Stewart's research involves the psychology of weather and climate. He is interested in investigating the relationships between the atmospheric environment and human psychological functioning. This research focus includes environmental perception, weather and emotion, weather-related risk-taking and self-efficacy, and weather science and safety education for the K-12 grades.
Alan Stewart is a past President of the Society of Population, Environmental and Conservation Psychology (Division 34) of the American Psychological Association.
Research Methods in Counseling and Human Development, Introduction to Mental Health and Community Counseling, Research Methods in Counseling Psychology.
Scope of Interests and Abilities of Potential Doctoral Students
For Alan Stewart to take on a new doctoral student as his advisee, the student should have a clearly-defined interest in within the psychology of weather and climate. Students who have interests or prior research experience in seasonal affective disorder, natural hazards, fear of weather/storm phobia, or weather-related risk-taking may be a particularly good fit.