Matthew Cutler is a Research Social Scientist working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire in 2015. His research has focused on public perceptions of climate change and other environmental issues, such as extreme weather events, urban development and sprawl, and commercial fisheries management. More broadly, he specializes in environmental and community sociology and has interests in environmental justice, natural resources, and public attitudes towards environmental policies.

He recently completed a postdoctoral appointment at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies where he studied public attitudes and beliefs about climate change as a member of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.