Alison M. Meadow

Associate Research Professor

Dr. Alison Meadow has a background in environmental anthropology, Indigenous studies, and urban planning. Her 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 impacts of research. She is a co-investigator with the Department of the Interior’s Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) and the NOAA-funded Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). She was a 2020 fellow of the Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society.


  • PhD, Environmental Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • MS, Planning, University of Arizona
  • MA, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
  • BA, Native Studies, Trent University