Dr Kate CROSMAN
Lead Research Scientist of the Ocean Nexus Program
University of Washington
Dr. Crosman received her PhD from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Management in 2019; she also holds an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on complex governance of marine and coastal resources, specifically exploring how diverse governance actors construct, engage with, and impact resource users, and what those processes and outcomes mean for equity, effectiveness, and sustainability. Dr. Crosman’s work draws on theories of institutions, organizations, common pool resources, power, social processes, and human cognition and behavior, among others. She is currently developing a framework that will coordinate the application of social equity concepts to ocean governance across Nexus research areas.