The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs announced today that Dr. Destenie Nock will be joining Columbia University’s Visiting Faculty Program, where she will focus her research on energy systems modeling, energy justice, and decision analysis.
“I hope to build connections in the energy policy, public health, and equity space,” said Dr. Nock. “There is a lot of exciting work going on at the Center on Global Energy Policy in energy markets, clean energy transitions, and overseas development. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to learn more about the work in the energy space as well as meet people in the public health space.”
Dr. Nock is currently Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, where her research lies at the intersection of energy policy, sustainable development, and equity. At Carnegie, she creates mathematical models to help understand energy and sustainability transitions. She is also the CEO of People’s Energy Analytics, an energy justice-based start-up company.
CGEP awards Visiting Faculty positions to scholars and experts who focus on one of several core research areas at CGEP, including renewable energy, oil and natural gas, geopolitics, energy markets and finance, climate change and the environment, as well as technology and innovation.
“In the energy transition, fair and just policies must be prioritized,” said Jason Bordoff, founding director of CGEP. “There is no energy transition without energy justice. Destenie’s data-driven expertise in this field is crucial for policymakers who want to make the best informed decisions.” “I’m thrilled to welcome Destenie to CGEP’s Visiting Faculty program.”
By inviting academic scholars from external institutions, the program aims to foster interdisciplinary research and understanding about key global energy and climate issues. Faculty are invited to participate in the program by the Academic Steering Committee, chaired by Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise in the Faculty of Business, and Jason Bordoff.
The Visiting Faculty program at CGEP allows scholars to identify new opportunities for high-impact research and raise the visibility of data-driven, actionable policy solutions. Through the program, participants host public events, faculty lectures and student seminars, and contribute to ongoing CGEP research initiatives.
CGEP will host Dr. Nock on November 15 for a fireside chat with Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal followed by a reception (register here) and on November 16 for a student roundtable and lunch (register here).
Read Dr. Destenie Nock’s full bio here.