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Associate Director


Dr. Julie Risien is the Associate Director at Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center. Julie oversees operations and leads the Center’s research and programmatic portfolio on improving the science/society connection. She leads the scholarship initiative for Advancing Research Impacts in Society, or the ARIS Center; conducts research on inter-institutional partnerships to enhance “Broader Impacts”; and manages the InclusiveExcellence @OSU initiative aimed at transforming undergraduate education. She serves on the steering committees for the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) and Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network (UFERN), and collaborates with the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Learning (CAISE). Julie serves on the graduate faculty for the OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. Her research focuses on the transformative power of learning networks, organizational structures, professional growth, and partnerships to improve connection at the interface of science and society. 

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. Environmental Sciences (Social Science)
M.S. Marine Resource Management
B.A. Environmental Sciences (Marine Ecology)


Research Description: 
Collaboration; Transformative Learning Networks; Faculty Development; Broader Impacts