Emily Pechar Diamond


​​Emily Pechar Diamond is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Marine Affairs. She received her ​​Ph.D. in Environmental Policy from Duke University in 2019, where she studied the role of communication and identities in shaping environmental attitudes. Prior to graduate school she also worked in strategic communication consulting and public relations.


​Environmental communication, science communication, ​p​ublic opinion​. ​​Dr. Diamond’s research focuses on how communication strategies interact with partisan and non-partisan identities to influence public support for environmental policies, especially on the topic of climate change. She investigates how the values and identities related to who we are, where we live and what we do shape how we think about environmental issues.


  • ​Ph.D., Environmental Policy, Duke University, 2019
  • B.S., International Affairs and Modern Languages, 2010

Selected Publications

​Pechar, Emily, Thomas Bernauer & Frederick W. Mayer. 2018. “Beyond Political Ideology: The Impact of Attitudes towards Government and Corporations on Trust in Science.” Science Communication, 40(3): 291-313.