Andi Hess is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative at Arizona State University, which aims to help research teams across the university bridge disciplinary gaps. Her research focuses on the Science of Team Science and Interdisciplinary Translation, a process of actively facilitating the exchange of knowledge across disciplinary languages in team research settings. Through the initiative, she organizes and leads custom workshops on the Science of Team Science for faculty interested in increasing the effectiveness of team science projects. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) and teaches courses in Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership.
Other research interests include issues of identity, conflict resolution, and intercultural competencies. Andi is the Faculty Director for the Identity and Conflict in the Balkans Study Abroad Program and has previously participated in Study Abroad programs in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Greece, Turkey, & Cyprus.