PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Director, MA Degree in International Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Interdisciplinary Programs in Health, Harvard School of Public Health (1985-1987); National Science Foundation research grants (1991-1992, 1998-2000, 2006-2008); Consultant, Center for Nanotechnology and Society, Arizona State University (2005-2008); Public Policy Committee, American Solar Energy Society (1999-2008), chair of committee (2002-2004); Board of Directors, American Solar Energy Society (2002-2004); Review Panel, Ethics and Values in Science Program, National Science Foundation (1993-1996); Contributing Editor, "Science, Technology & Human Values" (1993-1996); Faculty Affiliate, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado (2001-present); Academic Advisory Board and Senior Faculty Associate, Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University (1998-2003); American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Political Science Association, American Solar Energy Society, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Research and Expertise
Energy policy, especially with respect to renewable energy; environmental policy, especially with respect to climate change; science and technology policy; democracy and science policy.
Programs, Centers and Institutes
Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace
Laird, Frank N. and Christoph Stefes, "The diverging paths of German and U.S. policies for renewable energy: Sources of difference." Energy Policy 37 (7) (July 2009): 2619-2629.
Laird, Frank N. "A Full-Court Press for Renewable Energy." Issues in Science and Technology 25 (2)(Winter 2009): 53-56.
Laird, Frank N. "Learning Contested Lessons: Participation Equity and Electric Utility Regulation." Review of Policy Research 25 (5) (Fall 2008): 429-448.
INTS 3000: Research Methodologies