Nalini Chhetri

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Lecturer, School of Sustainability
  • Climate Change Science Manager, Global Institute of Sustainability

Arizona State University
Global Institute of Sustainability
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402
USA
480-965-3099
Email: Nalini.Chhetri@asu.edu

Biography

Nalini Chhetri holds a dual appointment with the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) and the School of Sustainability (SOS). She is a Climate Change Science Manager with GIOS and a lecturer with the SOS. She holds a doctorate in education policy studies and a Master of Science degree in cyto-genetics. She is affiliated with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes of ASU; was a lecturer with ASU's School of Letters and Sciences for five years, and has been with the Global Resolve program in the College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) at ASU; and was a fellow at the Population Reference Bureau, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C. Prior to entering academics, Dr. Chhetri's professional career, for over a decade, was primarily in sustainable development working for international nongovernmental organizations in Nepal, India and Thailand, work which has continued partially in her academic partnership with Global Resolve, SOS and CSPO, taking her to Ghana, Mexico and Vietnam. She has regularly consulted for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Chhetri's academic and research interests center around climate change, science policy, sustainable development, technology and development in developing nations, participatory research, education, civil society, demography, and alternate knowledge systems.

Expertise

climate change adaptation; science policy; technology and development; comparative and international education; civil society and NGOs; sustainable development; demography of women and children in developing nations; alternate knowledge systems; participatory research; citizen engagement

Education

    Ph.D., Education Policy and Comparative International Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

    M.S., Cyto-genetics, University of North Bengal, 1987

    B.S. (with honors), Zoology, University of North Bengal, 1984

Book Chapters

2012

O'Neill, D., J. Takamura, N. Chhetri, M. Henderson and B. Rogers. 2012. Frugal Innovation. Pp. 96-113 In: Colledge, T. H. ed., Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers an Social Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. (link)

Presentations

2013

Rogers, B., N. Chhetri, M. R. Henderson, K. Hristovski, B. L. Ruddell and J. H. Takamura. 2013. A systematic methodology for the development of enterprise at the base of the economic pyramid. Presentation at the 2013 ASEE International Forum, June 22, 2013, Atlanta, GA. (link)

White, D. D., R. Quay, D. B. Ferguson, J. L. Buizer, Z. Guido and N. Chhetri. 2013. Linking climate change science and adaptation policy at the community scale through anticipatory governance: A review of concepts with application to Arizona communities. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

2012

McClintock, S. and N. Chhetri. 2012. Communicating climate science to stakeholders: Tilting scientific language toward common English. Presentation at the Culture, Politics, and Climate Change, 13--15 September 2012, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.