Morgan Edwards brings interdisciplinary lens to the climate crisis

Morgan Edwards is our newest Holtz Center scholar this semester. This Assistant Professor, joins us from the La Follette School of Public Affairs and is a natural fit with our other science and technology studies colleagues.

Her research broadly aims to advance human-centered energy responses to the climate crisis across policymaking scales. She draws on mixed quantitative and qualitative methods, combining granular datasets and community knowledge with systems modeling, to assess and track the multi-dimensional impacts of human energy use.

Her array of current projects focus on challenges, such as: fixing leaks in natural gas distribution systems, accelerating the phase-out of coal power plants, and assessing the equity implications of large-scale use of negative emissions technologies.

Our newest scholar shared that she is “thrilled to be joining the Holtz Center and look(s) forward to exploring future possibilities for community energy in Wisconsin through this year’s thematic research cluster.”

Morgan received her Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and her B.S. in Environmental Science and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before arriving in Madison, she was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland.

You may learn more about our newest Holtz Center scholar and her research on Twitter, Google Scholar and her personal website.

Morgan Edwards, La Follette School of Public Affairs