Dr. Margaret Hinrichs is an Asisstant Research Professor in the School of Complex Adaptive Systems. She studies the inclusion of diverse communities and stakeholder organizations in decision making processes, particularly through the use of data informatics and models as boundary objects. Her research leads to recommendations for harnessing the natural complexity of diverse groups and interests for inclusive, community-centered convergence research.
Dr. Hinrichs is an Academic Enterprise Scholar in the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience and a Senior Global Futures Scientist in the Global Futures Laboratory. She is also a co-editor of the Knowledge Exchange Playbook to Build Resilience.
2016 PhD, Organizational Communication, Arizona State University
2012 MA, Communication, Saint Louis University
2010 BJ, Journalism, University of Missouri
The Center for Smart Cities and Regions (CenSCR)
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN)
The Decision Theater Network
Sustainable Urban Futures (SurF) Lab
Hinrichs, Margaret M. and Patricia Solís (Editors). (2021). A Knowledge Exchange Playbook to Build Resilience. Tempe: Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University. Washington, D.C.: Global Council for Science and the Environment. https://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.2.N.160839
Hinrichs, M. M. & Johnston, E. W. (2020). The creation of inclusive governance infrastructures through participatory agenda setting. European Journal of Futures Research, 8(1), 1-15.
Pine, K. H., Hinrichs, M. M., Wang, J., Lewis, D., & Johnston, E. W. (2020). For impactful community engagement: Check your role. Communications of the ACM, 63(7), 26-28.
Hinrichs, M. M., Seager, T. P., Tracy, S. J., & Hannah, M.A. (2017). Innovation in the knowledge age: Implications for collaborative science. Environment, Systems and Decisions, 37, 144-155.
Tracy, S.J., & Hinrichs, M.M. (2018). Phronetic iterative data analysis. The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. ICA/Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex, UK.
Tracy, S.J., & Hinrichs, M.M. (2018). Big tent criteria for qualitative quality. The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. ICA/Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex, UK.
Seager, T.P., & Hinrichs, M.M. (2017). Technology and science: Innovation at the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. Environment, Systems and Decisions, 37, 105-107.
Complexity and Decision Making in the Wild: Stories and Lessons Learned from the Field
Decision support systems are essential to supporting transitions to just, equitable, sustainable futures. Despite calls for the inclusion of diverse communities and stakeholder organizations in decision-making processes, collaborators often struggle to communicate and share knowledge across methodological, political and interpersonal boundaries. This talk highlights stories and lessons learned over the course of several community-centered projects based out of ASU's Decision Theater. Recommendations for harnessing the natural complexity of diverse groups and interests for inclusive, community-centered convergence research are included in the Playbook to Build Resilience recently published by the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience at ASU.
2015 Jeanne Lind Herberger Fellowship in Communication
2013 Doctoral Student Service Award