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Leanne S. Giordono, PhD, MPA

Director, Evaluation & Reporting
Oregon State University Extension Service

I am currently the Director of Evaluation and Reporting at Oregon State University's Extension Service. Prior to pursuing my PhD in Public Policy at Oregon State University under a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, I spent almost fifteen years providing program evaluation and other applied research services to public-sector and non-profit clients. I also hold an MPA from Princeton University’s School of International and Public Affairs. I use she/her/hers pronouns.

Recent News



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May 2023. Trial by Fire: Support for Mitigation and Adaptation Policy after the 2020 Oregon Wildfires. Keep reading! 

April 2023. Disaster preparedness and community helping behaviour in the wake of the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Keep reading!

February 2023. The Oregon Earned Income Credit's Impact on Child Poverty. Keep reading!

January 2023. Following the Path to Policy Change: Oregon 2020 Wildfires as a Focusing Event Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Grant Report Series Keep reading!

April 2022. Shelter from the storm: How perceived extreme event experience and government trust shape public support for climate change mitigation policy in the United States. Keep reading!

For previous publications, see my CV.

Giordono, L., Boudet, H., Zanocco, C. (2021, August 19). This Year’s Extreme Fires and Floods May Change What Americans Think About Climate Change, Our Research Finds. Read more here!

Boudet, H. (2021, March 18). Oregonians views on the 2020 wildfires and climate change. In The Climate CIRCulator. Read more here!

Miller, D. (2020, October 26). OSU researchers develop more accurate measure of Oregon poverty. In Think Out Loud. Listen to the broadcast here!

Weill, K. (2020, September 15). America Is on Fire, and It’s an Inequality Nightmare. The Daily Beast. Read here!


For more media clippings, see my Media page.


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