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Eli Typhina PhD


Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Jordan Hall 3136


Dr. Eli Typhina has over fifteen years of experience in researching and developing innovations related to human behavior change.  Her work primarily focuses on increasing sustainable behaviors, but she has also worked on topics related to national security, entrepreneurship, children, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Typhina’s approach focuses on stakeholder participation and includes interdisciplinary approaches from the fields of marketing, design, organizational change, and computer science.  Through her research, Typhina has produced curricula, prototypes, organizational policies, communications, and persuasion techniques for citizen groups and nonprofits, as well as national, state, and local government agencies.

Typhina’s projects include:

Typhina joined NC State in 2012 and has since held positions in the Department of Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies, Office of Research and InnovationUniversity Honors, and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources.


ES111 – Applications of Environmental Science

HON294 – Thinking Indigenous

HON398 – Eco-Entrepreneurship

ES495 – Environmental Behavior Change


Ph.D. Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media North Carolina State University 2017

M.A. Environmental Communication Washington State University 2012

B.A.s Environmental Studies and Sculpture College of St. Benedict and St. John's University 2005

Area(s) of Expertise

Behavior change
Participatory research
Diversity Equity and Inclusion