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Global Change | The Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

Kevin Anchukaitis

Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis serves as Chair of the Global Change GIDP, teaches the Global Change core coure, and facilitates the Global Change Toolkit core course. He is paleoclimatologist, dendrochronologist, and earth systems geographer specializing in the reconstruction and analysis of climate variability and change over the Common Era and the interaction between past climate and human society.


The GC-GDIP, with assistance from The Institute of the Environment (IE), offers small awards (up to $1,000) to students in the GC Minor program to aid in the improvement of their dissertation. The call for applications goes out in February, and awards are usually announced in March. DIG awards will be available for student use during the following academic year. 

Rachel Gallery

Rachel Gallery is an Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment with appointments in the Genetics, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, and Applied Biosciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. Rachel is a community ecologist focused on the ecology of soil microbes and plant-microbe interactions.

Courtney Crosson

Courtney is a licensed architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona School of Architecture focused on realizing regenerative water and energy designs at the urban scale. Her work has spanned many scales and locations including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. She has worked for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong, Muf Architect+ Art in London, Multiplicity in Milan, and UN Habitat in a Nairobi informal settlement called Kibera.

Christopher Cokinos

An Associate Professor English at the University of Arizona, Cokinos is the lead mentor in a science-communication program and is affiliated faculty with the Institute of the Environment and the Global Change program. He's won a Whiting Award, a Glasgow Prize and an N.S.F. Antarctic Visiting Artists and Writers Fellowship, among several prizes. In 2015, he won an Outstanding Mentor of Graduate/Professional Students Award at Arizona.

Elizabeth Baldwin

Elizabeth Baldwin researches energy and water policy implementation in the U.S. and internationally. She is broadly interested the role that non-state actors play in implementing natural resource policies, the way that laws and legal rules structure stakeholder involvement, and the degree to which such stakeholder involvement affects policy outcomes. One of her current research projects examines ways that private sector and non-profit organizations affect U.S. state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies.

Gregg Garfin

Gregg Garfin is an associate professor in climate, natural resources and policy in the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and deputy director for science translation and outreach in the University’s Institute of the Environment. He has worked for the last 17 years to bridge the science-society interface through dialogues between scientists and decision makers and collaborative projects that require environmental and climate science findings, data, and information.


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