Dr. Alison Meadow is an Associate Research Professor in the Arizona Institutes for Resilience at University of Arizona as well as an independent evaluator through Meadow Evaluation. Dr. Meadow received her Ph.D. in Anthropology through University of Alaska Fairbanks’ interdisciplinary program in Resilience and Adaptation. She also holds an M.S. in Urban Planning and an M.A. in American Indian Studies, both from University of Arizona. Dr. Meadow’s research focuses on the process of linking scientists with decision makers to improve the usability of climate science, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the societal and scientific outcomes of these research partnerships. She works with communities throughout the Southwest to support their adaptation planning efforts in ways that effectively address climate impacts and prioritize community values and culture. Dr. Meadow is a co-principal investigator with the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
(SW CASC) and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest
(CLIMAS). She was a 2020 fellow of the Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society
As an independent evaluator, Dr. Meadow worked with GLISA to evaluate the program’s societal impacts, including broadening participation in climate science. She will continue this work in the new phase of GLISA, expanding the evaluation to explore the impacts of GLISA’s research, its efforts to broaden participation in climate science and climate change adaptation activities, and the ways in which GLISA influences and supports students’ career and educational trajectories.