Dr. Hilary Nixon is an associate professor in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at San José State University. She specializes in environmental planning and policy, and also teaches courses on the history and theory of urban planning and policy analysis. Her research interests include household hazardous waste management, particularly electronic waste recycling, and the factors that influence pro-environmental behaviors. In addition, she serves as a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) where her work focuses primarily on the relationship between transportation and the environment. In 2009, Dr. Nixon was recognized as “Advisor of the Year” by SJSU’s Student Involvement. Dr. Nixon and her students have also received awards from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association for academic excellence. Currently, she serves as Scholarship Co-Chair for the California Planning Foundation and Vice President of FWIG, the Faculty Women’s Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.