June A. Flora, PhD, is a senior research scientist at Stanford University’s Human Sciences & Technologies Advanced Research Institute (HSTAR) in the Graduate School of Education, and the Solutions Science Lab in the Stanford School of Medicine. June's research focuses on understanding the drivers of human behavior change and the potential of communication interventions. The research is solution focused on behavior change relevant to health and climate change.

Most recently she is studying the role of energy use feedback delivered through motivationally framed online applications; the potential of children and youth delivered energy reduction interventions to motivate parent behavior change, and the effects of entertainment-education interventions to change behavior.

June earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in educational psychology. She has held faculty positions at University of Utah and Stanford University.

Academic Appointments

  • Sr Research Scholar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Administrative Appointments

  • Project coordinator, Stanford Energy & Behavior Initiative, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford (2010 - 2013)
  • Social science researcher, Sustainable Systems Lab, School of Engineering, Stanford (2013 - Present)
  • Sr Research Scholar, Human Science Technology Advanced Research (H-STAR), Stanford Graduate School of Education (2013 - Present)
  • Sr Research Scholar, Solutions Science Lab, Stanford School of Medicine (2010 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Cardiovascular epidemiology and preventive medicine (1981)
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, Educational psychology/Child development (1976)
  • M.A., Arizona State University, Educational psychnology (1974)
  • B.A., Bridgewater College, Virginia, Psychology (1971)


  • MOOC for Girls Learning Environment & Energy, School of Medicine, Stanford

    Disseminating the curricula via massive open online course from previous project, Girls Learning Environment & Energy. Working with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, this project developed two curricula on reducing energy use at home and in food and transportation choices with promising results.


    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA


    • Nicole Ardoin, Director, E-IPER, Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University