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Associate Professor Elizabeth Wilson of the Humphrey Institute

Elizabeth Wilson

Associate Professor

Phone: 612-626-4410
Office: 158 Humphrey School
Wilson's Research Group
Leopold Leadership Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Energy and environmental policy; regulatory and legal analysis of emerging technologies; climate change; geologic carbon sequestration; public perception of emerging technologies


Dr. Elizabeth J. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She holds a doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and masters in Human Ecology from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. Her research focuses on the development of energy systems. Recent work examines the social, political, and legal contexts shaping low carbon energy deployment at the state level and the regulatory and legal considerations for deploying carbon capture and sequestration technologies. Several new projects focusing on Smart Grid technologies are underway. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota she worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She spent the 2009-2010 academic year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a McKnight Land Grant Professor and was selected in 2011 as a Leopold Leadership Fellow.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Selected Writings

Courses Taught

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Spring 2015
Summer 2015
  • PA 8991 — Independent Study
Fall 2015
  • PA 5721 — Energy & Environmental Policy
Spring 2016
  • EEB 5146 — Sci and Policy Global Env Chng
  • FNRM 5146 — Sci & Pol of Global Envtl Chng
  • PA 5790 — Science/Tech/Env Pol Topics
  • PA 8081 — Capstone Workshop
  • PA 8082 — Working Group

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