Meg Boyle

Assistant Professor in Residence

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

Office: University of Connecticut U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4087


Professional Experience

Research Interests


BA, 2005 Bowdoin College  Biology and Environmental Studies, 2005 
MPA, 2014 University of Washington
PHD, 2021 Penn State University Geography

Professional Affiliations

2023-present Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
2022-2023 Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College

Instructor, UCLA Extension

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University,

 2021-2022  Curriculum Development Consultant
2016-2021 Graduate Instructor of Record, Penn State University
2003-2015 Non-profit practitioner (climate change policy analysis, coalition building, and grantmaking)

Teaching, Research, and Service Interests

In my role on campus, I contribute to inclusive teaching; advancing foundational interdisciplinary knowledge about urgent environmental challenges and solutions; building community in and outside of the classroom; promoting experiential learning, service learning opportunities, and engaged scholarship; supporting students in identifying and reaching their goals; and, introducing students to environmental practitioners and professional opportunities. I enjoy working on research projects with my students, and working with the University community on shared efforts to support equity and inclusion in policymaking processes and to foster sustainable and healthy landscapes.  

Broadly, my interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on applied questions of climate change, environmental justice, and policy and governance. More specifically, I collaborate with others to anticipate the future of international climate and environmental cooperation, and to understand how the structure and design of international agreements and policy processes can support climate and environmental outcomes rooted in science, equity, and stakeholders' own aims. I have previously worked on international and transboundary solutions to address climate impacts on food systems, marine ecosystems, and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.