Thomas Webler is a founding member and a senior researcher at the Social and Environmental Research Institute in Massachusetts USA. He retired as an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire in 2021. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. from the Environmental Science and Policy Program, Clark University. His specialty is community engagement in decision making about controversial technologies. Before joining Keene State in 2016, he was a tenured faculty member at Western Washington University in the Institute for Energy Studies. He still teaches courses in environmental and energy policy making, climate change, and the energy transition. His research centers on siting of controversial energy facilities. He most recently helped to edit a special issue of Risk Analysis on the social amplification of risk.