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Lekelia D. Jenkins

Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society


As a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellow, Lekelia Jenkins received her Ph.D. from Duke University in 2006 by pioneering a new field of study into the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology. Since then, she has worked as an environmental consultant for the Natural Resource Defense Council, while also actively participating in the burgeoning field of Studies in Expertise and Experience. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of International Affairs, she helped implement new regulations to address bycatch and IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing by foreign nations. Dr. Jenkins became a Research Associate at the University of Washington in 2009, where her research was supported by the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Jenkins was hired as an Assistant Professor at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and has recently been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and inducted into the Global Young Academy.

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Crowther G.J., Davis K., Jenkins L.D., Breckler J.L. 2015. "Integration of math jingles into physiology courses." Journal of Mathematics Education, 8(2): 56-73.

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Kaylie McTiernan, Brian Polagye, Erik Fisher, and Lekilia Jenkins June, 2016. "Integrating Socio-Technical Research with Future Visions for Tidal Energy." Paper. George Washington University.


Jenkins, Lekelia D., Maxwell, Sara M. and Fisher, Erik. 2012. "Increasing Conservation Impact and Policy Relevance of Research through Embedded Experiences." Conservation Biology, 26(4): 740-742.

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