Ellen Pond


Ellen joined the Policy Studies program in 2015 to teach the upper-level applied policy seminars. Prior to KPU, Ellen co-taught graduate courses and managed community-based research projects with the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning at UBC, and worked as a Senior Advisor with a national non-profit organization.

A registered Landscape Architect, Ellen currently consults on projects that advance low-carbon, resilient communities. She brings her passion for collaboratively designed solutions to her work with interdisciplinary teams and communities – and to the applied student projects in the Policy Studies seminars.

Courses taught

  • POST 2150 CityLab6 Cultivating Community
  • POST 2900 Special Topics: Urban Groups
  • POST 3110 Applied Policy Seminar I
  • POST 4110 Applied Policy Seminar II
  • POST 4900 Special Topics: Green and Just Recovery
  • HORT 3230 Urban Watershed Planning