Mary Ann Rozance

Postdoctoral Fellow UW School of Marine & Environmental Affairs


Mary Ann Rozance is the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center’s Postdoctoral Fellow through the University of Washington School of Marine & Environmental Affairs. Mary Ann’s doctoral research examined sea level rise adaptation planning in Miami-Dade County, Florida, focusing on knowledge systems and institutional processes that determine how risks from sea level rise are understood, assessed and managed by different stakeholders across the landscape. She is fascinated by how different types of knowledge, including scientific knowledge and community-based knowledge, inform climate adaptation decisions. Mary Ann brings expertise in different social science theories and methodologies related to the process of co-production, and has applied social science research approaches that help address sustainability and resource management challenges.

Mary Ann received her PhD in Urban Studies from Portland State University, where she was also a Fellow through a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. She received her B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia and her M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Washington.