Steven D. Allison Appointed Director of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society

Monday, September 27, 2021

Professor Steven Allison has been announced as the new Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, effective October 1, 2021.  The Newkirk Center has had a large impact on UCI's campus and its interactions with the community.

Professor Allison holds a joint appointment in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences.  He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and studies the resilience of microbial communities to drought and the effect of rapid climate change on carbon losses from southern California ecosystems.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.