Deborah Gordon is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on climate, energy, and transportation issues in the United States and China.
Since 1996 she has been an author and policy consultant specializing in transportation, energy, and environmental policy for non-profit, foundation, academic, public, and private sector clients.
From 1996 to 2000 she co-directed the Transportation and Environment Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and from 1989 to 1996 she founded and then directed the Transportation Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Additionally, Gordon has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1988–1989), developed clean car feebate policies under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989), and was a chemical engineer with Chevron (1982–1987). Gordon has served on National Academy of Sciences committees and the Transportation Research Board Energy Committee.