Eric Welch

Eric W. Welch is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University (ASU) where he conducts research on science and technology policy, genetic resource policy, organization behavior, innovation, science communication and organizational adaptation to climate change. Dr. Welch currently directs the Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (C-STEPS) at ASU.

Dr. Welch has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, refereed proceedings and book chapters in journals such as Research Policy, Social Networks, Government information Quarterly, New Phytologist, Science and Public Policy, Science, Technology, & Human Values, and Plants. Most recently, Dr. Welch co-authored with Dr. Selim Louafi and others a UN FAO report on Post COVID-19 Implications on Genetic Diversity and Genomics Research & Innovation.


Institutional work to improve science response to climate change: Reconciling conflicting institutional logics to design new governance structures that build research capacity to respond to crises.