Thomas Webler is a founding member and senior researcher at the Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI). He is also an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, New Hampshire. He served on the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Forum for Stakeholder Confidence from 2002 to 2008. From 2013 to 2016 he worked to help the Department of Energy develop a process to develop a consent-based siting process. His research specializes in bringing local and expert knowledge together in collaborative ways to find solutions to problems of environmental management and technological risk.