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Lauren Keeler

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Asst Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

Lauren Withycombe Keeler is an assistant research professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. She has a PhD and MA in Sustainability Science from Arizona State University. Her masters research focused on defining the knowledge and skills necessary for undergraduate and graduate sustainability education. She has consulted with universities in the US, Europe and Mexico, helping them develop sustainability degree programs. Her PhD work focused on the use of foresight methods to explore complex governance challenges in sustainability, including climate governance, water governance, the governance of emerging technologies, and urban planning for sustainability.

In her research, Dr. Keeler studies how different people with different professional responsibilities understand and make sense of the future and how futures are created through professional practice. She creates and utilizes foresight methods to anticipate the future impacts of emerging technologies, policies and other interventions on organizations, communities and cities. Her work focuses on building capacity among individuals and groups to think about the future in ways that yield more inclusive and sustainable futures and develop strategies to make those futures a reality. As a part of this work, she creates games that help players create and contend with alternative futures and address urgent sustainability problems. She has worked in the United States and Germany on issues of sustainability and responsible innovation and the role of universities and international university partnerships in facilitating local sustainability transitions.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCN 400Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
SOS 590Reading and Conference
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
SOS 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 394Special Topics
SCN 401SustainabilitySci,Tech&Society
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 394Special Topics
SCN 400Sustainabl for Sci Teacher
SOS 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 320Society and Sustainability
SCN 494Special Topics