Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Program Lead, Science and Society | Associate Director (On Leave)
Email Contact: 
254 Gilbert Hall
STEM Research Center


Dr. Julie Risien, currently on leave as Associate Director of the STEM Research Center, serves as the Center Program Lead for Science in Society. She is also the Director of Transdisciplinary Research Impact and Advancement in the OSU Research Office. She leads the scholarship initiative for NSF-funded Resource Center Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS). 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 scientist professional development and inter-institutional partnerships to enhance “Broader Impacts”, the transformative power of learning networks, organizational structures, 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