Prof. Hultman is currently on leave from the University. He is serving as Deputy Associate Director for Energy & Climate Change in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. After this government service, he will return to the School of Public Policy and the Joint Global Change Research Institute.
Prof. Hultman is Director of Environmental Policy program at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and teaches courses on climate change, energy policy, and global environmental problems. He is also Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focuses on energy technology transitions in emerging economies; clean technology innovation; international climate policy; and private sector decisions to undertake low-carbon investments. Current research projects focus on energy and climate policies in Brazil, India, South Korea, South Africa, Sweden, and the US. He has participated in the UN climate process since the Kyoto meeting, and is a contributing author to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on Renewable Energy. Until Feb 2014, Prof. Hultman was also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Program in Global Economy and Development
From 2006–2007, Hultman was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, affiliated with the Institute for Science & Society and the Environmental Change Institute. He was previously assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. A former Fulbright Fellow and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow in climate sciences, Dr. Hultman has also conducted research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College.
Areas of Interest:
Climate change; international climate policy; greenhouse gas markets; energy; science and policy; policy decisions under risk and uncertainty.