Dr. Karen Stephenson, ’06-‘07 Hepburn Fellow and an expert on social network analysis, is visiting Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, February 8rd, 2012 to talk with the students in the College's 360° program Perspectives on Sustainability. This triad of courses, “Building Green: Sustainable Design Past and Present” taught by Dr. Carola Hein from the Growth and Structure of Cities Department, “Educating for Ecological Literacy” taught by Dr. Jody Cohen from the Education program and “Introduction to Math and Sustainability” taught by Dr. Victor Donnay from the Mathematics Department, looks at sustainability from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Stephenson is herself an interdisciplinary thinker whose work in examining social networks bridges many disciplines and has application to a wide range of problems. During her Perspectives on Sustainability 360° visit, she will address the question: How can social network analysis help us meet the challenges of creating a sustainability society?
In 2006, she was awarded the first Houghton Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College for her groundbreaking contributions to civic engagement. Stephenson, the founder and CEO of the management-consulting firm Netform, Inc., is a corporate anthropologist who exemplifies the Hepburn Center's vision of Hepburn Fellows as "individuals who bridge academics and practice in innovative ways."