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Leah Dundon, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative
Phone: 615-428-0643

Dr. Leah A. Dundon is the Director of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative. She is also a practicing environmental attorney with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and holds a research appointment in environmental engineering at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. She has also served as the chair of the Committee on Innovations, Management Systems and Trading, a committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of the Environment, Energy and Resources. Leah completed her Ph.D. through the Center for Environmental Management Studies at Vanderbilt University and is part of a research group that focuses on climate change, risk management, and assessing the impacts of extreme weather on infrastructure adaptation.

Leah received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt in 2016, her J.D. from Vanderbilt in 1997 and her B.A. from American University in 1993. Leah regularly publishes and lectures on issues related to climate change, risk, and resilience.