Adjunct Assistant Professor
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, Luskin Center for Innovation, Center for Digital Humanities
Mail: 2111 Glencoe Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Office: Please email me to set up a meeting location.
About Jon Christensen
Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Luskin Center for Innovation, and Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a journalist-in-residence at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) in the IoES. He is editor of LENS Magazine and a producer of the ‘Earth Focus’ documentary TV series produced by Public Media Group of Southern California (KCET| PBS SoCal | Link TV) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He is also a partner and strategic adviser at Stamen Design, a National Design Award-winning interactive design studio specializing in mapping, data visualization, and strategic communications. And he serves on the boards of directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles River State Park Partners, and on the advisory councils of the Indigenous Law Center at the University of California Hastings Law School and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.
Jon was executive director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, an interdisciplinary center for research, teaching, new media, and journalism at Stanford University before coming to UCLA. He has been an environmental journalist and science writer for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Nature, High Country News, and many other newspapers, magazines, journals, and radio and television shows. He was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 2002-2003 and a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University in 2003-2004, before returning to Stanford to work on a Ph.D. in environmental history and the history of science.