Liliana Caughman, PhD is a Postdoctoral Researcher, working with the Earth Systems Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA) network at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on how processes relate to outcomes, specifically in collaborative and community-based urban transformation and climate justice initiatives. She is interested in procedural justice, and the ability of cooperative and iterative evaluation methods to achieve equitable and lasting transformation. Through her work, she also aims to evolve academia to better serve the pressing needs of the modern era.
Outside of work, Liliana enjoys spending time outdoors exploring the world with her spouse and son, as well as cooking and eating Puerto Rican food as a way connect with her culture and ancestors.
Lerback, J. C., Holt, M. M., St Pierre, G. A. E., Putman, A., Tulley-Cordova, C. L., Smith, W. A., ... & Alvarez, S. (2022). Community voices: Achieving real diversity in STEM requires the ability to transform institutions. Nature Communications, 13(1), 1-3.
Leal Filho, W., Caughman, L., Pimenta Dinis, M. A., Frankenberger, F., Azul, A. M., & Salvia, A. L. (2022). Towards symbiotic approaches between universities, sustainable development, and cities. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-8.
Caughman, L., Withycombe Keeler, L., & Beaudoin, F. (2020). Real-time evaluation of city–university partnerships for sustainability and resilience. Sustainability, 12(21), 8796.
Shandas, V., Matsler, A. M., Caughman, L., & Harris, A. (2020). Towards the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure: perspectives from municipal managers in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 63(6), 959-980.
Caughman, L., Plemmons, N., Beaudoin, F., Crim, M., & Shandas, V. (2020). The Scenario Collaboratory: a framework for integrating environmental assessments and scenarios into municipal planning. In Environmental Assessments (pp. 215-230). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Caughman, L. E. (2020). Collaboration and Evaluation in Urban Sustainability and Resilience Transformations: The Keys to a Just Transition? (Doctoral dissertation, Portland State University).
Trivett, J. R., Pinderhughes, R., Bush, K., Caughman, L., & LeRoy, C. J. (2017). Sustainability education in prisons: transforming lives, transforming the world. In EarthEd (pp. 237-247). Island Press, Washington, DC.
Caughman, L. E. (2017). Tribal college Student Perspectives: Sustainability Education Curriculum in STEM (Doctoral dissertation, Evergreen State College).