Elke U. Weber is the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business as well as Professor of Management and Psychology and Earth Institute Professor at Columbia University.
Her MA and PhD are from Harvard in behavior and decision analysis. She is an expert on judgment and decision-making under uncertainty, specifically in financial and environmental contexts. At Columbia, she founded and co-directs the Center for Decision Sciences (CDS), which generates and facilitates interdisciplinary decision research relevant to the needs of real world decision makers, and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), which investigates ways of facilitating human adaptation to climate change and climate variability and recently published a Climate Change Communications Guide (cred.columbia.edu/Guide). She has served on advisory committees of the National Academy of Sciences related to human dimensions in global change, was a member on an American Psychological Association Task Force that issued a report on the Interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change, and is a lead author in Working Group III for the 5th Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Risk Analysis, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences. Assessment Report of the U.N. Intergovernmental