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Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy

Jennie C. Stephens’ research, teaching, and community engagement focus on social-political aspects of renewable energy transformation, energy democracy, climate resilience, reducing fossil-fuel reliance, gender diversity in energy and climate, and social, economic and racial justice in climate and energy policy. Before coming to Northeastern, she taught at University of Vermont, Clark University, Tufts and MIT.


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  • Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • Leopold Leadership Fellowship, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. 2015-2016
  • Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) Conference Award. April 2014
  • Faculty Community Engagement Award, Colleges of Worcester Consortium. March, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of IDCE, Clark University. May 2011
  • Exceptional Merit Faculty Award, Clark University, 2008
  • USEPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for Graduate Study, 1999-2002
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship, 2000-2002
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, 1998-1999
  • Harvard College Research Fellowship and Dean’s Research Award, 1996
  • Pforzheimer Student Fellowship, Radcliffe College, 1994-1995





  • SCORAI (Sustainable Consumption Research Action Initiative)
  • New England Women in Energy & Environment
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
  • Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E)
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Educational Research Assoc. (AERA)
  • American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Association for Environmental Studies & Science (AESS)
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM)
  • International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS)



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  • Education

    PhD, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering
    MS, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering
    BA, Harvard University, Environmental Science and Public Policy

  • Contact

  • Address

    360C Renaissance Park,
    360 Huntington Avenue,
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    By appointment

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