Gary Evans


Gary Evans is an environmental and developmental psychologist interested in how the physical environment affects human health and wellbeing among children. His specific areas of expertise and focus include children's environments, childhood poverty, cumulative risk and child development, environmental stressors, and the development of children's environmental attitudes and behaviors. Dr. Evans is the author of over 250 scholarly articles in addition to five books. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the MacArthur Foundation, the W. T. Grant Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Swedish Work Environment Fund. Professor Evans has been awarded two Fulbright Research Fellowships and is the recipient of a Senior National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. He recently held a fellowship in Rome from the University of Rome, La Sapienza I.


  • PhD, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1975
  • MS, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1973
  • BA, Psychology, Colgate University, 1971


  • Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology, Cornell University
  • Faculty Fellow, Residential Life, Cornell University


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