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Human Dimensions

This faculty group focuses research and education on human interactions with nature and the environment; the science of humans (behavior and evolution); science as a human endeavor (history and philosophy of science); and the interplay of science and society in the context of education, public policy, law and daily life.

Jane Maienschein
University Professor, Regents' Professor, Center Director and Leader of Human Dimensions Faculty Group
 

Members

Name
Expertise
Michael Angilletta
President's Professor; Assoc. Director of Learning Innovation

Michael Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
LSC 488
Sara Brownell
Associate Professor

Brownell is a neuroscientist turned full-time education researcher, who teaches undergraduate biology while studying biology education.

Matthew Chew
Instructor

Matt Chew is an instructor of biology and society courses at ASU. He conducts a field course in 'novel ecosystems' and lectures on the 'history of biology.'

480-965-8422
LSE 717
Richard Creath
President's Professor

Creath is a philosopher of science who uses historical methods to study fundamental questions about the role of logic, mathematics, scientific methods and even philosophy within science.

480-965-6270
LSC 274
Karin Ellison
Clinical Professor

Ellison's research and teaching focus on research ethics and ethics education. She directs the School of Life Science Ethics Program, is an editor for the Online Ethics Center (onlineethics.org), and serves on the APPE board.

480-727-7111
LSC 270
Leah Gerber
Professor and GIOS Center Director

Gerber aims to accelerate the success of biodiversity management and sustainable biodiversity outcomes by fostering relationships among academics and decision makers.

480-727-3109
LSA 212
Leland Hartwell
Professor

Lee Hartwell is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he received the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He directs the Biodesign Pathfinder Center at ASU.

480-727-0779
Ben Hurlbut
Associate Professor

Hurlbut is trained in the history of modern biomedical and life sciences. His research lies at the intersection of science and technology studies, bioethics and political theory.

Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Ann Kinzig
Professor; special advisor to the director for leadership development

Kinzig looks at how humans shape and influence their natural environments and what this means for human health and Earth's ecosystems. Her work focuses on ecosystem services and the resilience of natural-resource systems.

480-965-6838
LSA 124
Manfred Laubichler
President's Professor and ASU-SFI BCI Director

Laubichler is a theoretical biologist and historian of science. He is director of the Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative at ASU and the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

480-965-5481
LSA 256
Katherine Maccord
Instructor

MacCord is an historian and philosopher of biology who specializes in regeneration, germline, and collaborating with scientists.

480-965-8927
Jane Maienschein
University Professor, Regents' Professor, Center Director and Leader of Human Dimensions Faculty Group

Maienschein and her team research embryology, genetics, and cell biology. She specializes in the history and philosophy of biology and the way biology, bioethics and bio-policy play out in society.

480-965-6105
LSC 284
Ben Minteer
Professor

Minteer is an environmental ethicist and conservation scholar who writes on species extinction, wilderness, zoos, and the evolution of American environmental thought and practice.

480-965-4632
LSA 262
Charles Perrings
Professor

Perrings is co-director of School of Life Sciences Ecoservices Group—a group researching the interactions between society and the biophysical environment.

480-727-0472
LSA 127
Kathleen Pigg
Professor

Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.

480-965-3154
LSE 744; 155 Alameda Building 1735 W Alameda Drive Arizona State University
Jason Robert
Associate Professor

Jason Robert is Dean's Distinguished (Associate) Professor in the Life Sciences.

480-727-2460
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU MC 9230, 111 E Taylor St, Ste 293
Beckett Sterner
Assistant Professor

Studies the social epistemology of pluralism: what knowledge do we need to get things done together while differing in fundamental ways? Focuses on computational and data-intensive science, especially in biology.

480-727-7881
Center for Biology and Society PO Box 873301

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