Susan Clayton is Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology and chair of environmental studies at the College of Wooster. She is the president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Clayton is an author or editor of Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature (with Gene Myers), the Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology and Identity and the Natural Environment (with Susan Opotow), among other books. Her research focuses on the human relationship with the natural world, how it is socially constructed, and how it can be utilized to promote environmental concern. She earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University.