Walton Fellows

Walton Fellows

turning knowledge into collaborative action

To solve the world’s toughest challenges, we require its brightest minds. Walton Fellows come from across the globe to collaborate with the Arizona State University community on novel research, projects and solutions that identify scalable global impacts and benefits.

Walton Fellows represent the highest level of practitioners and scholars from the following sectors:

  • business
  • government
  • non-governmental organizations
  • universities
  • public or nonprofit research institutions

Each fellow brings their unique expertise and perspective to sustainability to blend with ASU students, faculty, researchers and staff to explore, discuss and develop new approaches to the economic, social and environmental challenges that our planet confronts each day.

Post-doctoral Fellow Jenny Hodbod

practitioner fellows

  • Margaret Atwood
    World-renowned CliFi author and environmental activist
  • Uwe Bergmann
    Developer of sustainable business strategies
  • Nancy Dahl
    Expert in evaluation, metrics and science-to-policy communication
  • Susanne Moser
    The bridge between scientists, politicians and the public
  • Capt. Wayne Porter, USN
    Creator of a national strategic narrative for sustainability
  • Chris Rainier
    Photo-documentarian and preservationist of indigenous cultures

post-doctoral research fellows

  • Scott Cloutier
    Connector of sustainability and community happiness
  • Jennifer Hodbod
    Investigator of land use’s impact on food systems
  • Alex Karner
    Engineer of carbon emissions mitigation tools
  • Manjana Milkoreit
    Examiner of the mind and its influence in implementing climate solutions

projects

The following are a sample of projects generated by Walton Fellows:

In process:

  • Sustainability Decision Lab
    A graduate seminar that integrates concepts from three different fields of scholarship – sustainability, complex systems and cognition – to explore the way individuals and groups think, feel, make decisions and behave with regard to sustainability across all scales
  • SoilCarbon Nation
    A multi-institution collaboration researching if improved livestock grazing and restoration can contribute significantly to sequestering carbon in rangeland soils
  • Mayor’s Subcomittee on Vacant Lands
    A collaboration with Local First Arizona and the city of Phoenix to develop a strategy to make city-owned vacant land available for NGOs active in urban agriculture
  • Biofuel Expansion in Ethiopia
    Establishment of a longitudinal dataset of impacts on food security due to the expansion of sugarcane-ethanol systems