Interdisciplinarity and Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges

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Interdisciplinarity and Diversity: Opportunities and Challenges

Leading Voices in Higher Education Lecture with Stephanie Pfirman, Hirschorn Professor and co-Chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Stephanie Pfirman, is Hirschorn Professor and co-Chair of Barnard's Department of Environmental Science.  She holds a joint appointment with Columbia University where she is a member of the faculties of the Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Adjunct Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.  As Chair of the Earth Institute’s Faculty Development Committee, an NSF Advancing Women in the Sciences (ADVANCE) coPI, and past President of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, Pfirman has helped to understand and foster the career trajectories of women and interdisciplinary scholars.  She has contributed to the development of innovative educational approaches in interdisciplinary, environmental, and STEM education including leading the multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary Polar Learning and Responding: PoLAR Climate Change Education Partnership supported by the National Science Foundation, chairing the Education Committee of the Columbia Earth Institute, and serving as a consultant for the Andrew W. Mellon, Sherman Fairchild, and Luce foundations.  Pfirman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 2016, in honor of extraordinary service, Pfirman was designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council.


For more information, contact:
Caitlin Clapp

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.