Beyond the Academy began in 2018 as a project funded by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI Challenge). The primary goal of the project is to grow a network of sustainability researchers motivated to reforming academic institutions to make it easier to do interdisciplinary research with real-world impact. We convene workshops to share stories, resources and ideas with the aim of spreading successful models across institutions. Our ever-growing network includes participants from over 20 research universities and organizations. Check out the Resources page for more background info, including the original project proposal.

Steering committee

Bonnie Keeler, University of Minnesota
Elena Bennett, McGill University
Leah Gerber, Arizona State University
Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota
Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge
Lizzie King, University of Georgia
Carissa Slotterback, University of Pittsburgh
Nate Nibbelink, University of Georgia
Lydia Olander, Duke University
Taylor Ricketts, University of Vermont
Kirsten Rowell,
UC Boulder
Hawa Sydique, University of Cambridge
Tamara Ticktin, University of Hawaii Mānoa

Participant Institutions