Heidi Huber-Stearns is an associate research professor and director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program, in the Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environment at the University of Oregon. She is also a visiting associate professor of practice at the University of Michigan in the School for Environment and Sustainability, focused on engaged research for the Western Forest and Fire Initiative.
Heidi is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with expertise in environmental governance and linking science to action through strategic and diverse partnerships. Her work focuses on organizations and boundary spanning to address wildfire risks and watershed vulnerabilities in at-risk communities, particularly in the western United States.
PhD, Colorado State University, Forest Sciences (Natural Resource Policy) (2015)
MS, Colorado State University, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (2012)
BS, Southern Oregon University, Environmental Studies Social Science and Policy (2007)
- Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments, University of Oregon. Associate Research Professor and Director
- Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition Leadership Team
- Northwest Fire Science Consortium Management Team
- North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes (NAAHDRI) Board of Directors
- California Council on Science & Technology's Linking Forest Health, Wildfire Smoke, and Public Health Steering Committee
- Society & Natural Resources Associate Editor
- Blue Forest Science Advisor
- Oregon State University Extension Fire Program State Advisory Committee Member