Chelsea Dickson

Liason to the Decision Theater
Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Tempe Campus



  • Strong believer in ASU's charter of inclusivity, social embeddedness, service, and research for public value and the overall health of our communities
  • Passionate about:
    • Formatting information in ways that make it more likely to be received, understood, and utilized 
    • Building bridges between those with knowledge of various kinds and decision-makers who would benefit from that knowledge
    • Designing processes that set things up for success
  • Equipped with over fifteen years of experience in administrative and project management roles, strategically orchestrating multiple teams and creating positive stakeholder experiences for successful projects
  • Analytical, gatherer of all the input, deliberate, strategic, creative, purpose-driven
  • Ardent optimist in the power of intentional communication, process engineering, and informed decision making

Research Interests: 

  • Convergence Research - Specifically, methods for bridging research, policy, community, and industry, to empower collaboration toward tangibly addressing complex issues facing society in data-based and JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion)-minded ways
  • Other Keywords:  Complex adaptive systems; Futures; Public policy; Urban planning; Smart cities; Child welfare; Artificial intelligence; Democracy; JEDI; Data visualization; Policy informatics

PhD, Human & Social Dimensions Of Science & Technology • In Progress

M.A., Public Policy

M.A., Urban & Environmental Planning 

Graduate Certificate In Policy Informatics

B.A., Spanish