People

Based at the School of Public Policy, the Center draws upon the expertise of faculty across the University of Maryland, and works with experts in the wider research and practitioner community.

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Nathan Hultman

Director; Associate Professor

Nathan Hultman is Director of the Center for Global Sustainability and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He is also Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  From 2014-2016, Dr. Hultman worked on the White House climate and energy policy team. During this time, he helped develop the US 2025 climate target, worked on U.S. bilateral engagements with China, India, Brazil and others, and participated in the international climate negotiations in Lima and Paris. He has participated in the UN climate process since the Kyoto meeting, and is a contributing author to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on Renewable Energy.  His research focuses on national climate target-setting and assessment, U.S. emissions mitigation policy, energy technology transitions in emerging economies and international climate policy.  He was formerly a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, assistant professor at Georgetown University, Fulbright Fellow, and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow in climate sciences. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Physics.

Areas of Interest:

Climate change; international climate policy; national climate target setting and assessment; U.S climate and energy policy

 
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Alok Bhargava

Professor

School of Public Policy

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Rosina Bierbaum

Research Professor & Weston Chair in Natural Economics

School of Public Policy & JGCRI

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Anna Ebers Broughel

Post-doctoral Researcher

School of Public Policy

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Leon Clarke

Research Professor

School of Public Policy & JGCRI

 
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Herman Daly

Professor Emeritus

School of Public Policy

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Jae Edmonds

College Park Professor

School of Public Policy & JGCRI

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Steve Fetter

Professor

School of Public Policy

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Dana R. Fisher

Professor

Department of Sociology

 
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Elisabeth Gilmore

Assistant Professor

School of Public Policy

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Jennifer Hadden

Assistant Professor

Department of Government and Politics

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Thomas Hilde

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Policy

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Klaus Hubacek

Professor

Department of Geography

 
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Gokul Iyer

Scientist

JGCRI

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Haewon McJeon

Scientist

JGCRI

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Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm

Professor, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Acting Director, ESSIC

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Dan Nees

Director

Environmental Finance Center

 
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Robert Nelson

Professor

School of Public Policy

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Robert Orr

Dean

School of Public Policy

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Anand Patwardhan

Professor

School of Public Policy

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Yueming (Lucy) Qiu

Assistant Professor

School of Public Policy

 

 
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Poorti Sapatnekar

Ph.D Student

School of Public Policy

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Amir Sapkota

Associate Professor

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

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R. H. Sprinkle

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy

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James Stillwell

Program Manager

Center for Global Sustainability

 
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Kavita Surana

Post-doctoral Researcher

School of Public Policy

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Ellen Williams

Distinguished University Professor

Department of Physics

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Sha Yu

Scientist

JGCRI

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