Gary Evans

Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor


Professor Evans is an environmental and developmental psychologist interested in how the physical environment affects human health and well being among children. His specific areas of expertise include the environment of childhood poverty, children's environments (housing, schools, playgrounds, toys),  cumulative risk and child development, environmental stressors, and the development of children's environmental attitudes and behaviors. 

Research Focus

Gary Evans is the author of over 350 scholarly articles and book chapters plus five books. Current research is focused on children's environments (e.g. schools,  housing), and the environment of childhood poverty. He is also doing work on the development of environmental attitudes and behaviors in children. Professor Evans' work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Mac Arthur Foundation, the W. T. Grant Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Swedish Work Environment Fund.


PSYCH Courses - Spring 2024

HD Courses - Spring 2024

PSYCH Courses - Fall 2024

HD Courses - Fall 2024