Faculty Biography

Jacqueline Geoghegan

Elisabeth Gilmore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Environmental Science and Policy
Department of International Development, Community and Environment

Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 508-793-7292
Email: elgilmore@clarku.edu

Elisabeth Gilmore is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy program in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment. Her research focuses on three related streams: 1) quantifying and forecasting the economic and societal impacts of climate change, specifically the potential for civil conflict and social unrest; 2) evaluating the economic and security implications of novel low carbon energy technologies such as small modular reactors (SMR); and 3) integrating scenarios and modeling tools, specifically integrated assessment models, for decision-making and regulatory analysis. She also holds an affiliated researcher position with the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).   

She joins Clark after holding an Assistant Professor position in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park (2011 – 2016). Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she held an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted in the Climate Science and Impacts Branch at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She was involved with the ongoing EPA efforts to develop a methodology to provide policy-relevant analysis about the US domestic benefits and risks from different climate change scenarios. She has also looked at residential energy efficiency decision-making as a postdoctoral fellow in the Climate Decision Making Center at CMU, on the economics of alternative fuel/powertrains for passenger vehicles as a consultant for the Carnegie Bosch Institute and on natural resources and civil conflict as a researcher at PRIO.

She earned a dual Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy and Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She received funding for her doctoral work from the EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship, the Link Energy Foundation, the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council and Achievement Rewards for College Scientists. She also holds a B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.