Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Ph.D
Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. She is a participatory systems modeler, and works directly with stakeholders to build models that foster adaptive learning about the dynamics of coupled human-natural systems, and to integrate stakeholder knowledge with academic knowledge. She has worked in communities in Southeast Asia, West Africa, and the United States on a range of issues in agriculture, food and natural resources. Laura holds a doctoral degree in Systems Ecology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Brown University. She is a AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow for 2018-19, and a board member of the Academy for Systems Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to training systems leaders for sustainability transformations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Obafemi Elegbede, Ph.D Candidate
Udita Sanga, Ph.D Candidate
Kyle Metta, M.S. 2016, Ph.D Candidate
Masters thesis title: Time Famine in an Age of convenience: A Systems Perspective on Food Insecurity in Detroit.
Jelili Adebiyi, Ph.D Candidate
Patricia McKay, Ph.D Candidate
Nahid Sattar, Ph.D 2019
Dissertation title: The Freshwater Aquaculture Revolution in Bangladesh: Impacts on Land, Water and Livelihoods.
Tum Nhim, M.S. 2015
Thesis title: Towards Building Drought Resilience of Rice Production in Cambodia From a System Dynamics Perspective.
Sarah Herbst, M.S. 2011.
Thesis title: Mining in the Caraga Region, Philippines: Insiders’ Perspectives on Emergent Social and Environmental Problems.