The Humphrey School’s Bonnie Keeler is being recognized as one of the University of Minnesota’s most exceptional mid-career faculty members as a recipient of a 2021 McKnight Presidential Fellowship. Keeler will receive $45,000 in grants over the next three years to support her research, which focuses on sustainability science and environmental economics, with particular expertise in water management and policy.
Recipients are recommended by their college dean and chosen for the award based on excellence in research and scholarship, leadership, potential to build top-tier programs, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities.
Keeler is the co-director of the CREATE Initiative, a graduate fellowship program and community-engaged research effort at the intersection of environment and equity. Keeler also directs the Beyond the Academy network, a coalition of university leaders seeking to reform academic models to promote actionable, engaged scholarship on sustainability.
Keeler joined the Humphrey School’s science, technology, and environmental policy (STEP) area in 2018. Previously she was the director and researcher for the Natural Capital Project, housed in the University’s Institute on the Environment.