Deborah Gordon, Principal Investigator, Oil Climate Project

A chemical engineer by training, Deborah Gordon’s research focuses on oil and climate change issues, both in North America and globally. Debbie serves as a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs at Brown University. She previously served as the Director of the Energy and Climate Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she initiated the Oil Climate Index. Gordon holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MPP in public policy. She has worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors for Chevron, Union of Concerned Scientists, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She managed her own energy policy consulting practice for over a decade. Gordon has authored two books, Two Billion Cars (Oxford University Press, 2008, co-authored with Daniel Sperling) and Steering a New Course (Island Press, 1991). She is currently writing her third book, No Standard Oil, about new climate strategies for abundant, heterogeneous oil and gas resources in a warming world.