Curriculum Vitae

American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC), September 2016 - present
  • Director, Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology (November 2018 - present)
  • Project Director, Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology (September 2016 - October 2018)

  • Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Course Taught: Social Dimensions of Climate Change
US Global Change Research Program National Coordination Office (Washington, DC), January 2007 - September 2016
Employed by ICF International (October 2015- September 2016), employed by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (January 2007 - September 2015)
  • Engagement and Outreach Lead (October 2014 - September 2016)
  • Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, US National Climate Assessment (August 2010 - September 2014)
  • Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Interagency Working Groups Coordinator (January 2007 - August 2010)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Silver Spring, MD), February 2006 - January 2007
Employed by New York Sea Grant / Research Foundation of SUNY
  • Modeling Coordinator and Knauss Fellow, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research / National Ocean Service
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Environmental Studies (August - December 2005)
    • Course Taught: Communications Skills for Environmental Professionals
  • Graduate Student Assistant, Educational Outreach (May - August 2005)
  • Graduate Technology Assistant, Instructional Technology Service (August 2004 - May 2005)
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellow, ESF in the High School (June 2003 - June 2004)
    • Course Taught: The Global Environment
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Fellow, Thousand Islands Biological Station (May - August 2002)
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Annual Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning (February 2002 - August 2005)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Environmental and Forest Biology (August 2001 - May 2002 and August 2002 - May 2003)
    • Courses Taught: The Global Environment (Spring 2003), Population Ecology and Evolution (Spring 2003), Diversity and Conservation of Mammals (Spring 2002 - Lead for Laboratory), Botany (Fall 2002 - Lead for Laboratory, Fall 2001)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), September 1998 - June 2001
  • Student Research Assistant, U of M Biological Station (May - June 2001)
  • Student Research Assistant, U of M Herbarium (January - April 2001)
  • Docent, U of M Exhibit Museum of Natural History (January 1999 - May 2001)
  • Student Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences (September 1998 - April 1999)
Michigan Metro Girl Scout Council (Detroit, MI), June 1998 - August 2001
  • Naturalist, Camp Metamora (June - August 2001)
  • Naturalist, Camp Innisfree (June - July 1999)
  • Naturalist, Council-Wide (as needed, September 1998 - May 2001)
  • Unit Assistant (June - August 1998)
The Oakland Press (Pontiac, MI), January 1995 - April 2000
  • Youth Correspondent (January 1995 - April 2000)
  • Features Stringer (June - August 1995)


State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse, NY)
  • Graduate coursework: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy (Area of focus: Public participation and understanding of science in Great Lakes modeling and climate science assessments)
  • MPS, 2004: Conservation Biology (Area of focus: Ecosystem modeling for Great Lakes wetlands)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • BS, 2001: Plant Biology


Evia, J.R., K. Peterman, E. Cloyd, and J. Besley. 2018. Validating a scale that measures scientists’ self-efficacy for public engagement with scienceInternational Journal of Science Education, Part B 8(1): 40-52. DOI:10.1080/21548455.2017.1377852

K. Peterman, J.R. Evia, E. Cloyd, and J. Besley. 2017. Measuring scientists’ outcome expectations for public engagement with science activities. Science Communication 39(6): 782-797. DOI:10.1177/1075547017738018

Cloyd, E.T. 2017. Public engagement with science: What is it and why is it needed? pp. 22-28 in Neuroethics and public engagement: Why, how, and best practices. Farah, M., L. Cabrera, and E. Cloyd, Eds. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Cloyd, E.T. 2016. Book review: The thrill of discovery. Issues in Science and Technology 33(1): 92-94.

Cloyd, E.T, S.C. Moser, E.W. Maibach, J.K. Maldonado, and T. Chen. 2016. Engagement in the Third US National Climate Assessment: Commitment, capacity, and communication for impact. Climatic Change 135:39–54DOI:10.​1007/​s10584-015-1568-y

Moss, R., P.L. Scarlett, M.A. Kenney, H. Kunreuther, R. Lempert, J. Manning, B.K. Williams, J.W. Boyd, E.T. Cloyd, L. Kaatz, and L. Patton. 2014. Decision support: Connecting science, risk perception, and decisions. p. 620-647 in Climate change impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, T. Richmond, and G.W.Yohe, eds. US Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC. DOI:10.7930/J0H12ZXG

Manno, J.P., R. Smardon, J.V. DePinto, E.T. Cloyd, and S. del Granado. 2008. The use of models in Great Lakes decision making: an interdisciplinary synthesis. Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Occasional Paper 16.

Cloyd, E.T., A.P. Leonardi, D.L. Scheuer, and E.J. Turner. 2007. Establishing National Ocean Service priorities for estuarine, coastal, and ocean modeling: capabilities, gaps, and preliminary prioritization factors. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-NCCOS 57.

Cloyd, E.T., M.S. Lucash, N.E.M. Hotaling, J.H. Hornbeck, H.N. Jensen, B.J. Norelius, S.H. Reynolds, J.D. Wickham. 2004. Diversity and productivity in grassland ecosystems (book review). Conservation Biology 18(4): 1171-1173. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.1843_7.x

Bridgeman, T.B., C.D. Wallace, G.S. Carter, R. Carvajal, L.C. Schiesari, S. Aslam, E. Cloyd, D. Elder, A. Field, K.L. Schultz, P.M. Yurista, and G.W. Kling. 2000. A limnological survey of Third Sister Lake, Michigan with historical comparisons. Lake and Reservoir Management 16(4): 253-267. DOI:10.1080/07438140009354234

Conference Sessions and Presentations

A Conference on Ecosystem Services
  • 2014
    • Session organizer
    • Town hall organizer
  • 2010
    • Poster: Integrating existing networks to detect future shifts in ecosystem structure and function due to global changes) 
American Anthropological Association
  • 2014
    • Speaker
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geophysical Union
  • 2016 Fall Meeting
    • Session organizer
    • Session organizer
    • Speaker
  • 2014 Fall Meeting
  • 2014 Science Policy Conference
  • 2012 Fall Meeting
    • Session organizer: The National Climate Assessment: draft findings, building capacity, and implementing a sustained process
American Meteorological Society
Citizen Science Association
  • 2015
    • Poster (Contributed): Tracking a Changing Climate: Citizen Science Contributions to Climate Change Indicator Systems
Coastal Zone
  • 2007
    • Café Conversation organizer: Making waves: establishing priorities for National Ocean Service (NOS) estuarine, coastal, and ocean modeling
    • Poster (submitted): Perspective and purpose: aligning decision contexts, simulation modeling techniques, and participatory aquatic resource management
Ecological Society of America
International Association for Great Lakes Research
  • 2008
    • Special session organizer: Ecosystem approaches to managing Great Lakes aquatic resources: conceptual and practical methods
    • Speaker: Ecosystem approaches to managing the Great Lakes: conceptual and practical differences
    • Speaker: The development and use of predictive models in Great Lakes decision-making: an interdisciplinary synthesis
International Symposium on Society and Resource Management
  • 2011
    • Session organizer: The National Climate Assessment – process, products, and opportunities for engagement
National Alliance for Broader Impacts
  • 2018: Workshop Organizer
National Council for Science and the Environment
North American Carbon Program All-Investigators Meeting
  • 2011
    • Speaker: An Introduction to the National Climate Assessment
Society for Applied Anthropology
  • 2015
    • Speaker (invited)
  • 2012
    • Session organizer: The US Global Change Research Program’s National Climate Assessment: preliminary findings, building assessment capacity, and implementing a sustained process
    • Speaker (invited): Informing decisions through a sustained National Climate Assessment process
Society of Wetland Scientists
  • 2002
    • Poster: Predicting the effects of changes in wetland vegetation and water level fluctuations on Northern Pike spawning and growth
Society for Range Management
  • 2013
    • Symposium organizer
    • Speaker: Land use and land cover change in the 2013 National Climate Assessment: draft findings
Soil and Water Conservation Conference
  • 2011
    • Session organizer: The National Climate Assessment – science, processes, and products
Community Leadership and Service

DC Dragon Boat Club (Washington, DC), June 2016 - Present
  • Club Team Co-Manager, January 2018 - present
  • Social Media Coordinator, April 2017 - present
  • Paddler, Club Team, June 2016 - present

SW Community Garden at Lansburgh Park (Washington, DC), January 2014 - Present
  • Secretary, January 2015 - September 2016
  • Community Gardener, January 2014 - present

Ecological Society of America (National), August 2013 - Present
  • Governing Board
    • Member at Large, August 2016 - August 2018
  • Policy Section
    • Past Chair, October 2015 - September 2016
    • Chair, August 2013 - September 2015

University of Michigan Alumni Club of Washington, DC (Washington, DC), May 2006 - Present
  • Secretary, February 2009-August 2011
  • Arlington Football Watching Venue Co-Coordinator, Fall 2008 and Fall 2009
  • Public Service Internship Program Mentor, Summer 2008 - present
  • Alumni Student Recruitment School Coordinator, May 2006 - May 2010

SUNY-ESF Graduate Student Association (Syracuse, NY), May 2003 - December 2005
  • Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences Representative, May - December 2005
  • President, May 2004 - May 2005
  • Secretary, May 2003 - May 2004

V-Day Syracuse / Students Advocating Sexual Safety and Empowerment (Syracuse, NY), September 2001 - May 2005
  • Actress, The Vagina Monologues, February 2002 and February 2004
  • Director, The Vagina Monologues, September 2001 - May 2003
  • Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, September 2001 - May 2005

Syracuse University/SUNY-ESF Lutheran Campus Ministry (Syracuse, NY), September 2001 - December 2005
  • Board Member, Coordinating Council, September 2002 - December 2005
  • President, Coordinating Council, January 2002 - August 2002
  • Vice-President, Coordinating Council, September 2001 - December 2001
Martha Cook Building (Ann Arbor, MI), April 1999 - April 2001
  • House Board President, April 2000 - April 2001
  • House Board Secretary, April 1999 - April 2000
Huron Valley Girl Scout Council (Ann Arbor, MI), September 1998 - April 2001
  • Camp Naturalist and Program Assistant, September 1998 - April 2001
  • Assistant Troop Leader, Troop 1999, September 1998 - April 2001

Grants Received

NASA Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences: Sustaining the National Climate Assessment: Building a Capacity to Conduct and Use Assessments of Climate Change in the United States (Co-Principal Investigator, 2013-2014)

New York Sea Grant Institute: The Development and Use of Predictive Models in Great Lakes Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis (Graduate Student Investigator, 2005-2008)


White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Award for Excellence (2014)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Special Recognition Award (2014, 2013, 2009)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Office
  • Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (2006-2007)
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Graduate Office Travel Award (2008)
  • Graduate Student Association Community Service Award (2004)
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2003-2004)
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Fellowship (2002)