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Julie Kennedy

Title:Professor (Teaching), EESS; Victoria and Roger Sant Co-Director, Earth Systems Program, Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director, Haas Center for Public Service; Landreth Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute
Primary Affiliation:Department of Environmental Earth System Science
Other Affiliations:Earth Systems, E-IPER, Woods Institute for the Environment, Haas Center for Public Service
Office Location:Y2E2  133
Alternative Website:http://woods.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/facultydb.pl?profile=juliek
Phone:650-725-4911
Fax:650-725-0958
E-mail:juliek@stanford.edu

Research

For the past twenty years I have been active in designing and running the school's interdisciplinary environmental science and policy undergraduate major, the Earth Systems Program. I have specific interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and in the effective communication of complex interdisciplinary problem descriptions, analysis methods, and solutions to expert and non-expert audiences. I advise and work on research projects with undergraduate and master's level students whose interests include ecology, energy, land systems management, ocean science and policy, sustainability, environmental education, and science communication.

Teaching

I teach classes focused on interdisciplinary problem analysis and written and oral communication of environmental topics. My classes have included the Earth Systems capstone course and an advanced graduate group directed reading course. I also am one of a number of faculty who co-teach the Earth Systems gateway course, Introduction to Earth Systems.

Professional Activities

My professional activities center on undergraduate education. I have been active for many years on Stanford committees that examine standards and policies, the review of general education requirements, undergraduate advising programs, student mental health and well-being, and diversity.

Education

  • 1992 | Ph.D. Geology, Stanford University
  • 1986 | B.S. Geology, Highest Honors, Distinction in Geology, University of California, Davis

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - Present | Co-Director Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
  • 2011 - Present | Professor (Teaching) Environmental Earth System Science Department, Stanford University
  • 2011-  Present | Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • 2010 - Present | Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
  • 2001 - 2012 | Associate Director Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
  • 2007 - 2011 | Senior Lecturer Environmental Earth System Science Department, Stanford University
  • 2005 - 2011 | Senior Lecturer Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • 1998 - 2001 | Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
  • 1994 - 1998 | Lecturer and Academic Coordinator Earth Systems Program, Stanford University
  • 1992 - 1995 | Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biogeochemical Laboratories Indiana University
  • 1992 - 1994 | Visiting Scholar Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 - Present | Participant, Stanford Leadership Academy
  • 2011 - 2012 | Participant, Women's Voice and Influence Program
  • 2008 - Present | Landreth Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
  • 2006 | Excellence in Teaching, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2005 | Partnership Award, Mentoring Hoefer Prize Winner, Writing-In-The-Major Program
  • 2002 | Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive and Exceptional Contributions to Undergraduate Education
  • 1999 | Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Team for Freshman Advising, Undergraduate Advising Center
  • 1998 | Excellence in Teaching, School of Earth Sciences
  • 1997 | Partnership Award, Mentoring Hoefer Prize Winner, Writing-In-The-Major Program
  • 1996 | Partnership Award, Mentoring Hoefer Prize Winner, Writing-In-The-Major Program
  • 1988 | Stanford-USGS Fellowship
  • 1987 | Chevron Fellowship
  • 1986 | NAGT Fellowship
  • 1986 | Phi Beta Kappa

University Service

  • 2013 - Present | Beagle II Grant Selection Committee
  • 2012 - Present | Stanford Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Advisory Council
  • 2012 - Present | Student Mental Health and Well-Being Advisory Board
  • 2012 - 2012 | Search Committee, Stanford Dean of Students/Director of Undergraduate Advising & Research
  • 2011 - Present | Stanford Educational Farm Advisory Board
  • 2011 - Present | Writing and Rhetoric Governance Board
  • 2010 - Present | Board of Advisors, Students for a Sustainable Stanford
  • 2010 - 2012 | Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford Committee
  • 2009 - 2012 | FSI-Haas International Public Service Advisory Committee
  • 2008 - 2012 | Student Mental Health and Well-Being Oversight Committee
  • 2008 - Present | McCoy Family Ethics Center Steering Committee
  • 2007 - 2013 | Stanford WASC Accreditation Steering Committee
  • 2005 - Present | University Ethical Reasoning Advisory Board
  • 2005 - Present | I-Earth Steering Committee
  • 2004 - Present | Stanford-In-Government Fellowship Adviser
  • 2002 - Present | Earth Systems Executive Committee
  • 1998 - Present | Earth Systems Advisory Committee of the Whole
  • 1997 - Present | Freshman/Sophomore Adviser
  • 2010 - 2011 | Earth Systems Lecturer Search Committee
  • 2010 - 2011 | Earth Systems Senate Review Committee
  • 2009 - 2011 | Goldman Honors Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2011 | Race and the Environment: Race Forward Curriculum Committee
  • 2008 - 2010 | Stanford Judicial Affairs Panel
  • 2008 - 2009 | Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building Leadership Team
  • 2008 - 2011 | Stanford Sustainability Working Group
  • 2006 - 2008 | University Sub-committee on Exceptions to Academic Policy (S-EAP)
  • 2006 - 2008 | University Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP)
  • 2005 - 2006 | Stanford Institute for the Environment ad hoc Building Committee
  • 2005 - 2006 | School of Education Teachers for a New Era Assessment Team
  • 2005 | Stanford Walker Proposal Advisory Group
  • 2005 - 2006 | Stanford Institute for the Environment ad hoc Marine Committee
  • 2005 - 2006 | School of Earth Sciences Diversity Committee, Chair
  • 2004 - 2006 | Stanford Insitute for the Environment Academic Programs Committee, Co-Chair
  • 2004 - 2005 | School of Earth Sciences Strategic Plan Sub-Committee on Academic Programs
  • 2004 - 2005 | Potter College Faculty Fellow
  • 2003 - 2006 | Stanford School of Education/Carnegie Corporation - Teachers For A New Era Initiative
  • 2003 - 2006 | University Writing and Rhetoric Governance Board
  • 2003 - 2007 | Institute for International Studies, Goldman Honors Committee
  • 2003 - 2007 | Map-Ming Visiting Professor Committee
  • 2003 - 2005 | School of Earth Sciences Sub-Committee on Web Design
  • 2002 - 2003 | University Committee for the Review of Undergraduate Majors (C-RUM)
  • 2001 - 2005 | University Committee on Undergraduate Student Diversity (Provost's Diversity Action Council)
  • 2001 - 2006 | Program Oversight Committee: Approved Subject Matter of Teacher Education in Physics/General Science for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialling and Stanford's STEP Program
  • 2001 - 2008 | Univeristy Sub-Committee on General Education Requirements (S-GER)
  • 2000 - 2001 | University Subcommittee on Residential Education and Advising (S-REA)
  • 1999 - 2002 | University Committee on Undergraduate Studies (C-US)
  • 1997 - 2007 | Branner Library Committee, School of Earth Sciences
  • 1992 - 2003 | Stanford-USGS Fellowship Steering Committee

Professional Activities

  • 2013 | External Review Committee, Emory Department of Environmental Studies
  • 2012 | Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
  • 2011 | Presenter, 14th Annual Continuums of Service Conference
  • 2010 | American Association of Colleges & Universities: Institute on General Education and Assessment
  • 2010 | Conference on Environmental Science and Studies, Portland Oregon
  • 2008 | Stanford Faculty (Summer) | Service-Learning Institute
  • 2008 | Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
  • 2007 | 2nd Environmental Studies Summit at Syracuse
  • 2006 | Santa Barbara Summit on Environmental Studies
  • 2004 | Academy for Educational Development: Teachers for a New Era Conference
  • 2004 | Association of American Colleges & Universities: Conference on Campus Leadership for Student Engagement, Inclusion, and Achievement
  • 1999 | USGS, Panel member, INCLUDE Conference: Defining Science Synthesizers-The Natural Philosopherrs for the 21st Century
  • 1998 | USGS/GSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Training
  • 1992 - 2005 | Member, American Geophysical Union
  • 1992 - Present | Member, Geological Society of America

Courses Taught

  • 2012 (Fall) | ES 210A Senior Seminar [Enrolled 9]
  • 2012 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 17]
  • 2012 (Winter) | ES 210B Senior Seminar [Enrolled 10]
  • 2012 (Winter) | ES 260 Internship  [Enrolled 17]
  • 2012 (Spring) | ES197 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2012 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 27]
  • 2012 (Spring) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Fall) | ES 199 Earth Systems Honors [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Fall) | ES 210A Senior Seminar [Enrolled 11]
  • 2011 (Fall) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 19]
  • 2011 (Fall) | ES 299 Master's Thesis [Enrolled 2]
  • 2011 (Winter) | ES 199 Earth Systems Honors [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Winter) | ES 210B Senior Seminar [Enrolled 16]
  • 2011 (Winter) | ES 260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 20]
  • 2011 (Spring) | ES 298 Earth Systems Book Review [Enrolled 12]
  • 2010 (Fall) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 34]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ES199 Earth Systems Honors [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ES210 Senior Seminar [Enrolled 55]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 27]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ES199 Earth Systems Honors [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ES 260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 25]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ES 297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 8]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ES 298 Earth Systems Book Review [Enrolled 13]
  • 2009 (Fall) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 33]
  • 2009 (Fall) | ES290 Masters Seminar [Enrolled 20]
  • 2009 (Winter) | ES16 SIC: Climate Change and Jazz [Enrolled 11]
  • 2009 (Winter) | ES210 Senior Seminar [Enrolled 40]
  • 2009 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 23]
  • 2009 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Spring) | ES260 Internship (WIM) [Enrolled 26]
  • 2009 (Spring) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Summer) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Summer) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 8]
  • 2008 (Winter) | ES17 SIC: Food, Water, Energy [Enrolled 12]
  • 2008 (Winter) | ES210 Senior Seminar [Enrolled 20]
  • 2008 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 15]
  • 2008 (Winter) | ES290 MS Seminar [Enrolled 14]
  • 2008 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 17]
  • 2008 (Spring) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Winter) | ES290 Masters Seminar [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 22]
  • 2007 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 17]
  • 2007 (Fall) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 12]
  • 2007 (Spring) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 14]
  • 2007 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Summer) | ES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Summer) | ES297 Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Summer) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | ES298 Advanced Topics [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 15]
  • 2006 (Spring) | ES298 Advanced Topics [Enrolled 15]
  • 2006 (Spring) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 11]
  • 2006 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | ES 210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 6]
  • 2006 (Winter) | ES297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 20]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 11]
  • 2006 (Winter) | ES260 Directed Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2006 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 15]
  • 2006 (Winter) | ES290 Masters Seminar [Enrolled 10]
  • 2005 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 17]
  • 2005 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2005 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 15]
  • 2005 (Fall) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2005 (Fall) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 18]
  • 2005 (Winter) | ES290 Masters Seminar [Enrolled 14]
  • 2005 (Spring) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 14]
  • 2005 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 8]
  • 2005 (Spring) | ES298 Advanced Topics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2004 (Fall) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Winter) | ESYS 290 Master's Seminar [Enrolled 9]
  • 2004 (Fall) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 19]
  • 2004 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 10]
  • 2004 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 14]
  • 2004 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 11]
  • 2004 (Spring) | ES210 Directed Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Spring) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 14]
  • 2003 (Fall) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 15]
  • 2003 (Fall) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Winter) | ESYS 290 Master's Seminar [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 | ESYS 299 Masters' Thesis [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Spring) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 (Winter) | ES250 Directed Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 (Fall) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 9]
  • 2003 (Winter) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 16]
  • 2003 (Spring) | ES210 Senior Seminar (WIM) [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 (Spring) | ES260 Internship [Enrolled 10]

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