Scott Kalafatis

Assistant Professor of Sustainability, Chatham University

Dr. Scott Kalafatis worked as a social scientist with GLISA from 2011-2015. During that time, he contributed to regional network analysis efforts and the development and assessment of GLISA’s small grants program and the boundary chains model. With GLISA support, he analyzed the political economy of cities’ considerations about climate change adaptation throughout the Great Lakes region in his dissertation research. He then completed a two-year postdoc at the College of Menominee Nation and Michigan State funded by an NSF Ethical STEM grant assessing Native American tribes’ experiences in climate change decision-support collaborations. Dr. Kalafatis is contributing to GLISA’s Phase III through collaborating with cities to apply Derek van Berkel’s modeling of future land-use change, climate impacts, and potential responses in their decisions; assessing how cities’ considerations about climate change adaptation have evolved since 2015; and working with the College of Menominee Nation to understand tribes’ water resource concerns throughout the region and scientists’ engagements with them.   

Scott Kalafatis
Email: s.kalafatis@chatham.edu