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Candice Carr Kelman

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Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Associate Director of Conservation Solutions
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Senior Sustainability Scholar
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5502
Biography

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.

Education
  • PhD, Planning, Policy and Design, University of California-Irvine, 2010
  • MA, Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine, 2008
  • BS, Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina-Asheville, 2004
Research Interests

social dimensions of biodiversity conservation; collaborative natural resource management; collaborative governance; adaptive co-management; integrated conservation and development; international political economy of electronic waste; institutional analysis; bridging organizations; complex adaptive systems and resilience; environmental policy; conservation policy and effectiveness; environmental ethics 

Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 322Intl Development&Sustainabilty
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 100Introduction to Sustainability
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 591Seminar
BIO 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 493Honors Thesis
SOS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 592Research
SOS 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 598Special Topics
ESS 598Special Topics
BIO 598Special Topics
ASB 598Special Topics
Expertise Areas