People

Director

Andrea K. Gerlak

Director, Udall Center Professor, School of Geography and Development

Environmental Policy Programs

Laura López-Hoffman

Research Professor of Environmental Policy, Udall Center Professor, School of Natural Natural Resources and the Environment

Robert G. Varady

Research Professor of Environmental Policy Adjunct Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Adjunct Research Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment

Graduate Research Assistants & Associates and Doctoral Scholars

Indigenous Nations Policy Program - Native Nations Institute (NNI)

Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti-Kaah)

Associate Director and Manager, Tribal Health Program Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Assistant Professor, Public Health and American Indian Studies Graduate Program Affiliate Faculty, College of Law

Mara Castro

Program Coordinator, Native Nations Institute

​Davida Delmar (Navajo Nation/Diné)

Program Coordinator, Sr., Tribal and Direct Services

Krystian Sisson (Muscogee Creek Nation)

Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Coordinator

Graduate Research Assistants & Associates and Doctoral Scholars

Amanda Cheromiah (Laguna Pueblo)

Graduate Student Worker, Native Nations Institute Resident Advisor, Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship Program

Dominique David-Chavez (Arawak Taíno)

Post Doctoral Indigenous Data Sovereignty Fellow, Native Nations Institute

Cheryl Ellenwood, MA (Nez Perce)

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

Lydia Jennings (Pascua Yaqui and Huichol)

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Doctoral Scholar, Native Nations Institute

Undergraduate Student Workers

Administrative Staff at the Udall Center

Molli Bryson

Program Coordinator

Juan Bautista

Administrative Assistant

Rae Soobratty

Information Technology and Infrastructure Manager

Administrative Staff at UA Research, Innovation and Impact (RII)

RII is located on the 5th Floor, Marshall Building

Udall Center Faculty Affiliates

The Udall Center serves as the University of Arizona’s designated public policy research nexus.  Much of the Center’s work is accomplished via transdisciplinary projects that require broad collaboration across the campus and beyond.  To facilitate this type of partnership, we name a few key colleagues to be Udall Center Faculty Affiliates.

Affiliates are tenure-eligible/tenured or continuing-eligible/continuing faculty appointed in some UArizona unit, regardless of field or discipline who have a strong, demonstrated interest in doing applied work in public policy, particularly on relevant topics of mutual interest to the Center and the affiliate.  Such applied work would normally entail engaging with or supporting the goals of stakeholders.

Faculty Affiliates, who are appointed to five-year terms, agree to (1) make research presentations at Udall Center seminars upon request, (2) attend and/or make presentations at certain invited events, (3) participate in periodic Udall Center strategic planning events, and (4) coauthoring research papers, reports, media presentations, and research proposals.

Carl J. Bauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Geography and Development
The University of Arizona
cjbauer@arizona.edu


Gregg Garfin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Science Translation and Outreach
Institute of the Environment and
Associate Professor/Associate Extension Specialist
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The University of Arizona
gmgarfin@arizona.edu


Aaron Lien, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The University of Arizona
alien@arizona.edu


Sharon Megdal, Ph.D.
Director, Water Resources Research Center,
C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor for Excellence in Agriculture and Life Science, and
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
The University of Arizona
smegdal@arizona.edu


David Pietz, Ph.D.
Professor, History
The University of Arizona
dpietz@arizona.edu


Margaret Wilder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Latin American Studies and
School of Geography and Development
The University of Arizona
mwilder@arizona.edu


Robert A. Williams, J.D. (Lumbee)
E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies
Director, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
James E. Rogers College of Law
The University of Arizona
lumbee@arizona.edu

 

Udall Center External Faculty Associates

A considerable portion of the Udall Center’s work involves collaboration with colleagues outside the University of Arizona.  To recognize especially strong linkages and encourage continued research cooperation, the Center recognizes a select group of External Faculty Affiliates (or Associates).

External Faculty Associates are tenure-eligible/tenured or continuing-eligible/continuing faculty appointed at an accredited university in the United States or elsewhere, who like UArizona Faculty Affiliates, have a strong, demonstrated interest in doing applied work in public policy, particularly on relevant topics of mutual interest to the Center and the affiliate, especially with stakeholders.

External Faculty Associates, who are appointed to five-year terms, are encouraged to collaborate with Udall Center researchers by partnering on projects and where appropriate, coauthoring research papers, reports, media presentations, and research proposals.

Joseph P. Kalt, Ph.D.
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Emeritus
Co-Director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Harvard University
joe_kalt@harvard.edu


Maria Carmen Lemos, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan
lemos@umich.edu