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Joseph Kantenbacher

Joseph Kantenbacher

Assistant Professor


AK 201C

Phone: (605) 677-5649


Research Interests:

Energy, climate change, sustainable consumption, happiness and well-being


  • Ph D, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • BS, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Purdue University, 2005


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  • Font, Xavier, Torres-Delgado, Anna, Crabolu, Gloria, Palomo Martinez, Jesus, Kantenbacher, Joe, and Miller, Graham. The impact of sustainability indicators on tourist destination competitiveness: the European Tourism Indicator System. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2021. (DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2021.1910281)
  • Kantenbacher, Joseph, and Attari, Shahzeen Z.. Better rules for judging joules: Exploring how experts make decisions about household energy use. Vol. 73. Energy Research and Social Science, 2021. (DOI:
  • Miniard, D, Kantenbacher, Joe, and Attari, S Z.. Shared vision for a decarbonized future energy system in the United States., 7108-7114. Vol. 117, Iss. 13. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2020. (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1920558117)
  • Howarth, Candice, Kantenbacher, Joe, Guida, Kristen, Roberts, Tom, and Rohse, Mel. Improving resilience to hot weather in the UK: The role of communication, behaviour and social insights in policy interventions, 258-261. Vol. 94. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY, 2019. (DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.01.008)
  • Font, Xavier, Bonilla-Priego, Maria J., and Kantenbacher, Joe. Trade associations as corporate social responsibility actors: an institutional theory analysis of animal welfare in tourism, 118-138. Vol. 27, Iss. 1. JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, 2019. (DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2018.1538231)
  • Hanna, Paul, Kantenbacher, Joe, Cohen, Scott, and Gossling, Stefan. Role model advocacy for sustainable transport, 373-382. Vol. 61. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.07.028)


  • Kantenbacher, Joe. Pathways to the future: stories of hope, despair, and climate change. Presented at the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Annual Research Symposium, USD. (August 18, 2021)
  • Kantenbacher, Joe. Engaging the public on sustainability. Presented at the Public Scholarship Panel, virtual. (April 15, 2021)
  • Kantenbacher, Joe. Climate change and visions of the future. Presented at the Experimental Economics of Climate Change, virtual. (March 25, 2021)