Eric B. Kennedy
PhD Student, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University
Eric B. Kennedy is a PhD student at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and Arizona State University – a school recognized for its innovative approach to disciplines – where he is part of the Knowledge Systems Analysis project looking at how to improve the knowledge used to make policy, technological and economic decisions.
Eric is fascinated by the way people and groups of people work together, and particularly, how complex problems can be better solved in interdisciplinary settings. As a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Knowledge Integration, he is no stranger to working in many diverse areas at once. He has curated museum exhibits, coordinated Emergency Medical Services in both his undergraduate and graduate career, and has presented his research at conferences around the world. Eric recently traveled to Tasmania to work with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
“I believe we can build a better world through learning, listening, and earnest collaboration,” says Eric. “And that means what count is the world we design together.” By 2030, Eric hopes to be working in the public service or a think tank to foster collaboration between diverse groups.