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August 22, 2012  |  e-newsletter
Udall Center Selects Faculty Fellows for 2012-2013 


With financial support from the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Udall Center has selected three UA faculty members as Udall Center Fellows for 2012-2013.


CHRISTOPHER A. SCOTT, associate professor in the School of Geography and Development and associate research professor of water resources policy at the Udall Center, will be a Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellow supported by the Institute of the Environment.


KEVIN R. KEMPER, assistant professor in the School of Journalism, and SUSAN J. SHAW, associate professor in the School of Anthropology, will be Udall Center Fellows supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


The fellows will affiliate with the Udall Center for one semester during the coming academic year and will engage in research on topics related to public policy.


Kevin Kemper will work to complete a book, Lessons from the Coyote, the Shark, and the Jaguar: The Law and Ethics of Journalism in Indian Country. The book is intended to be a guide for journalists, tribal officials, scholars, and others with interests in journalism in Indian Country.

Christopher Scott will undertake a comparative analysis of water security and groundwater resources in two regions of the arid Americas, namely the Santa Cruz basin in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, and the Elqui basin in Chile. The work will contribute to ongoing science-policy dialogues about water security in the Americas and to the continued development of AQUASEC, a new inter-American center of excellence on water security and policy.

Susan Shaw will study the relationship among health insurance coverage, health literacy, and medication adherence among medically underserved patients in western Massachusetts. The findings from this research will inform the development of a larger, multi-site investigation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act and its effects on health insurance coverage and medication adherence among diverse, low-income groups.


Since the inception of the Udall Center Fellows Program in 1990, the center has named 127 fellows from 38 departments and units across the UA.


More than 60 percent of the fellows have come from 13 departments and centers in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with most of those fellows receiving support from the college.


The Institute of the Environment has supported 31 environmental policy fellows representing 20 academic units.

For more information about the Udall Center Fellows Program, contact  

Kim Harlow, assistant to the directors, at [email protected] or (520) 626-4393.


Udall Center  

Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


Stephen Cornell, Director

[email protected]

(520) 626-4393  


Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-4393  



Native Nations Institute  

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.


Joan Timeche, Executive Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-0664

Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

[email protected] 

(520) 626-0664  



Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief
(520) 626-4393
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