Dr. Carr Kelman currently serves as associate director for conservation solutions with the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, and co-directs the Conservation Solutions Lab. Her research investigates policy dimensions of sustainability issues, such as the key elements of adaptive collaborative management of natural resources, and how to manage tradeoffs and foster synergies between biodiversity conservation and human development. She has studied stewardship contracting in Arizona national forests, Integrated Conservation and Development Projects in Indonesian national parks, and the global trade in electronic waste. Two major themes in Dr. Carr Kelman's research are the complex relationships between conservation and development, and the design of nested, multi-scalar institutions for the collaborative governance of social-ecological systems. She oversaw the implementation of the global development research program at ASU, which was funded by USAID Global Development Lab as a Research Innovation Fellowship, for five years. She teaches a graduate seminar on biodiversity conservation and collaborative management, and undergraduate courses on international development and on policy and governance for sustainability. She has also taught courses on environmental politics and corporate social responsibility at other universities.