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Lekelia Jenkins

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

 

 

Biography

Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, where she grew up fishing and crabbing recreationally on the Chesapeake Bay. During the summers she prowled the grounds of the Baltimore Zoo as a junior zookeeper, learning about endangered species and conservation. A Meyerhoff Scholar and UNCF/Merck Fellow, she graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Dance Minor from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  As a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Kiki received her PhD from Duke University by pioneering a new field of study into the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology. Forging a new path of opportunity, she gained the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to host its first ever AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows.  As a Fellow, she served in the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of International Affairs, where she helped implement new regulations to address bycatch and illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing by foreign nations. Kiki came to the University of Washington (UW) as a postdoctoral scholar supported by the Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship and the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, which is awarded to rising conservation scientists who have the potential to change the face of conservation through entrepreneurial approaches. She later became an assistant professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW and during this time was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Sciences. She is now an associate professor at Arizona State University in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

 

Kiki’s research interests center on the rigorous, empirical study of the process of conservation in order to distill conservation theory and codify best practices, specifically exploring marine conservation, bycatch, fisheries, conservation technology, tidal energy, invention, technology transfer, and diffusion of innovations. Her research includes field sites along the southeast and west coasts of the United States, along Gulf of Mexico, in Ecuador, and in Costa Rica. Kiki is currently expanding her research into role of science dance in science education, science communication, and social change. Her pastimes include watching and participating in all forms of dance, mentoring, reading, traveling, eating good food while enjoying a nice view, writing poetry, costuming, imagining the possibilities, loving her friends and family, and loving her life.

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Education
  • Ph.D.  Marine Conservation, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, North Carolina 2006. Dissertation: The Invention and Adoption of Conservation Technology to Successfully Reduce Bycatch of Protected Marine Species. Advisors: Drs. Larry Crowder and Michael Orbach 
  • B.S. Biology; Minor, Dance, Cum Laude and Baccalaureate Honors in Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland 1997
Videos
Audio
"Global Warming's 'evil twin': Acid Oceans" interview on Minnesota Public Radio's Daily Circuit
"Science in Motion" interview on NPR's Science Friday. Jenkins, Coates, and Demers join Ira to talk about the partnership of movement and research, and how they each approach setting science to music.
Research Interests
  • The rigorous, empirical study of the process of marine conservation, especially in developing solutions for sustainable fisheries
  • The theoretical and empirical study of the invention, use, and governance of marine technologies, especially bycatch reduction devices and tidal energy devices
  • The practice and study of science art, especially science dance, for science communication and social change
  • The study of best practices for international fisher learning exchanges to promote conservation.
Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2019    

21. *Dreyer, S.J.; Beaver, E; Polis, H.J, Jenkins, L.D. 2019. Fish, finances, and feasibility: Concerns about tidal energy development in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science 53: 126-136. doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.02.024

2018    

20. Jenkins, L.D.; *Dreyer, S.J.; Polis, H.J.; Beaver, E; Kowalski, A.A.; Linder, H.; McMillin, T.N.; McTiernan, K.L.; Rogier, T.T.; Wiesebron, L.E. 2018. Human dimensions of tidal energy: A review of theories and frameworks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 97:323-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.08.036

2017    

19. Aswani, S.; Basurto, X.; Ferse, S.; Glaser, M.; Campbell, L.; Cinner, J.E.; Dalton, T.; Jenkins, L.D.; Miller, M.L.; Pollnac, R.; Vaccaro, I.; Christie, P. 2017. Marine resource management and conservation in the Anthropocene. Environmental Conservation. 45: 192-202. doi:10.1017/S0376892917000431

18. *Dreyer, S.J.; Polis, H.J, Jenkins, L.D. 2017. Changing Tides: Acceptability, support, and perceptions of tidal energy in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science 29:72-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.04.013

17. Polis, H.J.; *Dreyer, S.J.; Jenkins, L.D. 2017. Public willingness to pay and policy preferences for tidal energy research and development: A study of households in Washington state. Ecological Economics 136:213-225.

16. Thompson, K.R.; Hudson, A.; Jenkins, L.D.; Zenny, N.; Pilcher, N.; Peckham, S.H. 2017. Guidelines for Organizing a Fisheries Learning Exchange. Marine Policy 77:214-218.

15. Jenkins, L.D.; Thompson, K.R.; Bourillon, L; Peckham, S.H. 2017. The Scope of Fisheries Learning Exchanges for Conservation. Marine Policy 77:196-204.

14. Thompson, K.R.; Heyman, W.D.; Peckham, S.H.; Jenkins, L.D. 2017. Key characteristics of successful fisher learning exchanges. Marine Policy 77:205-213.

13. *Senko, J.; Jenkins, L.D.; Peckham, S. H. 2017. At loggerheads over international bycatch: Initial effects of a unilaterally imposed bycatch reduction policy. Marine Policy 76: 200-209.

2015    

12. Crowther, G.J.; Davis, K.; Jenkins, L.D.; Breckler, J.L. 2015. Integration of math jingles into physiology courses. Journal of Mathematics Education. 8 (2) 56-73.

11. Kowalski, A.A. and L.D. Jenkins. 2015. The role of bridging organizations in environmental management: examining social networks in working groups. Ecology and Society. 20 (2): 16. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol20/iss2/art16/

10. Jenkins, L.D. 2015. From conflict to collaboration: The role of expertise in fisheries management. Ocean & Coastal Management. 103:123-133.

9. Deighan, L and Jenkins, L.D. 2015. Fishing for recognition: Understanding the use of NGO guidelines in fishery improvement projects. Marine Policy. 51:476–485.

2013      

8. Pietri, D.M.; Gurney, G.G.; Benitez-Vina, N.; Kuklok, A.; *Maxwell, S.M.; Vina, M. A.; Whiting, L.; Jenkins, L.D. 2013. Practical recommendations to help students bridge the research–implementation gap and promote conservation. Conservation Biology. 5:958-67. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12089.

7. Jenkins, L.D. and Garrison K. 2013. Fishing Gear Substitution to Reduce Bycatch and Habitat Impacts: An Example of Social-Ecological Research to Inform Policy. Marine Policy. 38: 293-303.

2012     

6. Benaka, L.R.; Cimo, L. F.; and Jenkins, L.D. 2012. Bycatch Provisions in the Reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act. Marine Fisheries Review. 74(2):1-12. http://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/mfr742/mfr7421.pdf.

5. Jenkins, L.D. 2012. Reducing sea turtle bycatch in trawl nets: A history of NMFS turtle excluder device (TED) research. Marine Fisheries Review. 74(2): 26-44. http://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/mfr742/mfr7423.pdf.

4. Jenkins, L.D.; *Maxwell, S. M.; Fisher, E. 2012. Increasing Conservation Impact and Policy Relevance of Research through Embedded Experiences. Conservation Biology. 26: 740-742.

2010     

3. Jenkins, L.D. 2010. Profile and Influence of the Successful Fisher-Inventor of Marine Conservation Technology. Conservation & Society. 8:44-54. http://goo.gl/LPslCZ.

2. Jenkins, L.D. 2010. The Evolution of a Trading Zone: A Case Study of the Turtle Excluder Device. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 41:75-85.

2007     

1. Jenkins, L.D. 2007. Bycatch: Interactional expertise, dolphins and the U.S. tuna fishery. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 38:698-712.

 

PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS​

2018   

4. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25183. (Jenkins, L.D., Committee Member & Contributor)

2016      

3. ‡Doherty, B.; Harguth, H.; *McCrea-Strub, A.; Jenkins, L.D.; and Figueira, W. 2016. USA (West Coast). In: Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries: a critical appraisal of catches and ecosystem impacts, eds Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller. Washington DC. Island Press.

2012     

2. †Gorman, M.E.; Jenkins, L.D.; Plowright, R.K. 2012."Human interactions and sustainability" In: Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, eds. Heriberto Cabezas and Urmila Diwekar.

Bentham Open E-Books. DOI: 10.2174/97816080510381120101

2010     

1. †Jenkins, L.D. 2010. "The Evolution of a Trading Zone: A Case Study of the Turtle Excluder Device," In: Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration, ed. Michael E. Gorman, Inside Technology Series. Cambridge. MIT Press. Citations: 0.

Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 394Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 500Research Methods
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 500Research Methods
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 500Research Methods
Presentations

3. ¶ FIS 394: Future You: Creating Your Customized Career (3 credits); fall 2018. This course trains student to assess their strengths and interests, identify an appealing career and prepare compelling application materials.

2. ¶ HSD 598: Project Design for Conservation and Community Development (3 credits); fall 2016. This course provides training in how to design projects for conservation and development based on empirically derived best practices.

1. ¶ HSD 500: Case Study Research: Design and Methods) (3 credits); spring 2019, spring 2017, spring 2016. This course provides in-depth training in case study theory, design, and methods, concluding in the completion of a pilot case study on the topic of the student’s choice.

Honors / Awards

 

RESEARCH & ACADEMICS

23. Faculty Fellow in Israel, December 2018

22. Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, June 2018

21. Finalist, New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, The National Academies, March 2018

20. Best Presentation Award, Global Young Academy, Annual General Meeting, May 2015

19. Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Fellow, October 2014

18. Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow, June 2014-May 2015

17. Kavli Fellow, June 2013

16. Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, February 2013-February 2015

15. Member, Global Young Academy, 2013-2018

14. Honoree, Women of Power: Eco Women Making a Difference in the Environment, September 2011

13. David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, September 2009-2011 http://goo.gl/YSUP57

12. Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, September 2009-May 2010

11. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, September 2007-August 2009

10. International Sea Turtle Symposium Archie Carr Best Student Presentation Award, April 2004

9. Duke University Marine Laboratory Fellowship, 2003-2004

8. Duke Endowment Fellowship, 1998-2000

7. National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1997-2002

6. Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1997 (declined)

5. Baccalaureate Honors in Biological Sciences, 1997

4. Cum Laude, 1997

3. Meyerhoff Scholarship, 1993-1997

2. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1995

1. Golden Key National Honor Society, 1995

 

TEACHING

4. Mentor, Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network, October 2018

3. Nominee, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, University of Washington, January 2014

2. National Science Foundation K-12 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, September 2002

1. Certificate of Appreciation – Carteret Board of Education, April 1999

 

SERVICE

4. Nominee, Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award, College of the Environment, University of Washington, May 2015

3. Nominee, California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team, April 2013

2. Finalist, AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, February 2011

1. The Ocean Conservancy’s LIVBLUE Challenge Award, January 2008

 

SELECT SCIENCE & DANCE

4. Second Place, U.S. Zouk Open Competition, Semi-pro Division, May 2017

3. First Place, Dance Your Research Competition, International Sea Turtle Society, April 2017

2. First Place, U.S. Zouk Open Competition, Amateur Division, May 2015

  1. First Runner-up, Postdoctoral Category, AAAS Dance Your Ph.D. Contest, November 2008
Editorships

 2. Editor, GYA Connections, 2017-2018.

1. Co-Editor, Special Issue: Fisheries Learning Exchanges, Marine Policy, 2015-2017.

Professional Associations

4. American Fisheries Society (2003-2004, 2011-present)

3. International Sea Turtle Society (2001-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2016, 2018-2019)

2. Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (2012-present)

1. Society for Conservation Biology (1999-2000, 2006-2007, 2009-present)

Work History

Assistant Professor

School for the Future of Innovation in Society Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

October 2015-August 2017

 

Assistant Professor

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Global Studies

University of Washington, Seattle, WA September 2011-September 2015

 

Research Associate

School of Marine and Environmental Affairs Affiliate Faculty, Center for Global Studies University of Washington, Seattle, WA September 2009-August 2011

 

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Silver Spring, MD September 2007-August 2009

 

Environmental Consultant

Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA April 2007-April 2008

 

Instructor

Carteret Community College, Morehead City, NC January 2005-May 2006

 

NSF K-12 Lead Teaching Fellow

Duke University Marine Laboratory and Newport Middle School, Beaufort, North Carolina August 2002-May 2003

 

Teacher’s Assistant

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences Duke University Marine Laboratory

September 1998-August 2002

Service

 

DISCIPLINARY SERVICE

 9. Reviewer: Endangered Species Research; Coastal Management; ICES Journal of Marine Science; Bulletin of Marine Science; National Science Foundation; Maritime Studies; International Journal of Marine Science; Chelonian Conservation And Biology; Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering.

2017   

 8. Member, Committee on Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,` National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Science Education, 2017-2018.

 7. Workshop Facilitator, Topic Group: Change Management in Fisheries, ICES-FAO Working Group on Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (WGFTFB) Nelson, New Zealand, April 2017.

2015      

6. Member, Advisory Board, UC Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of

California Santa Cruz, 2015-present.

2014     

5. Member, Planning Committee, Conservation Science for the Future, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program, 2014-2015.

2013     

4. Member, Scientific Review Committee, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, 2013-2016.

3. Member, Understanding Global Change Project Advisory Board, University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education, 2013-2018.

2011      

2. Trainer/Facilitator, Women in Marine Science Annual Retreat, 2011.

2008      

1. U.S. Delegate to the Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, Vigo, Spain 2008.

 

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

2018    

11. Member, Social Science Research Council, Arizona State University, 2018-present.

2017    

10. Member, Sexual Assault Prevention Arts Initiative Faculty Advisory Council, Arizona State University, 2016-2019.

2014      

9. Member, Science Communication Training Selection Committee, College of the Environment, University of Washington, 2014.

2013      

8. Senator, Faculty Senate, University of Washington, 2013-2015.

7. Member, Steering Committee, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington, 2013-2019.

2012      

6. Member, Program on the Environment Advisory Board, College of the Environment, University of Washington, 2012-2013.

5. Member, Science Communication Task Force, College of the Environment, University of Washington, 2012.

2010      

4. Session Moderator, University of Washington Future Faculty Fellows Workshop, 2010.

2008      

3. Council Member, Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2008- 2009.

2. Council Member, Education Council, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2008-2009.

2008      

1. Discussion Leader, “Wanted: Superstar Scientists Society Can Trust and Admire”, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, 2008.

 

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2018    

15. Member, Tenure track Assistant Professor in Futures Search Committee, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2018.

14. Assistant Chair, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) Doctoral Program, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2018-present.

2017    

13. Second Reader, Global Technology and Development Program, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2016.

2016    

12. Member, Art/science Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2016.

2015    

11. Member, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) Review Committee, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2015-2016.

10. Member, Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD) Executive Committee, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2015-present.

9. Member, Promotion &Tenure Guidelines Committee, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2015-2016.

2012      

8. Member, Admissions Committee, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, 2012-2015.

2010

7. Host, Smith Fellowship Retreat, Washington DC, 2010.

2008

6. Intern Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2008-2009.

2002

5. Graduate Student Representative, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University, 2002.

2001

4. Rachel Carson Professor in Marine Affairs and Policy Selection Committee Member, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University, 2001-2003.

3. Kidfest Co-Coordinator of Marine Science Exhibit, Duke University, 2001.

1999

2. Tour Guide Coordinator, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University, 1999-2000.

1998

1. Graduate Handbook Founding Editor, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University, 1998-1999.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2014

8. Volunteer Harvester, City Fruit, Seattle, Washington 2014-2015.

2013

7. College Ministry Leader, Calvary Fellowship Church, Seattle, Washington 2013-2015.

2011

6. Bible Study Leader, Calvary Fellowship Church, Seattle, Washington 2011-2013.

2008

5. Steering Committee & Founding Member, Green Guild Biodiesel Coop, Washington DC, 2008-2009.

2001

4. Science Mentor, 2001-present.

3. Dance Mentor, 2001-2007; 2013-2015.

2000

2. Science Fair Coach, Gramercy Christian School, Newport, North Carolina, 2000-2002.

1998

1. Scientist in the Classroom, Smyrna Elementary School, Smyrna, North Carolina, 1998-1999. Received a Certificate of Appreciation from Carteret Board of Education for this work.