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Vivian Leung

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Division: Mathematics, Analytics, Science, and Technology

Bio

Dr. Vivian Leung is a geologist whose research focuses on the intersection of channel dynamics, river restoration, and ecology. She examines the effects of dam removals and land-use on channel behavior and aquatic habitat using physical experiments and fieldwork. Prior to joining Babson, Dr. Leung worked for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on the interactions between the Elwha River dam removals, wood debris, and salmon habitat. She has taught classes on Natural Hazards, Water, Geology, and Physical Geography at Davidson College, the University of Richmond, and Mount Holyoke College. Her pedagogical research investigates the effects of near-peer mentoring on Hispanic and low-income student's interest in geoscience majors and careers. Dr. Leung received her Ph.D. in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington and her B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from MIT.

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2022

    • NST 2020 CASE STUDIES IN ECOSYSTEM MGMT
    • NST 1070 CLIMATE AND HUMAN HEALTH