Thomas Peterson, Adjunct Faculty

Tom Peterson has been an Adjunct Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins University since 2009 at the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and the Energy Policy and Climate Program. He served previously as an adjunct professor at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Tom creates and teaches integrative graduate courses in policy, analytics, and planning. He is known for his expertise and innovations in climate policy development; climate, energy and economic security integration; and multi objective participatory decision making for governments and stakeholders. In 2004, Tom founded the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) to help governments and stakeholders understand and formulate responses to climate change and related issues of national concern. Through this work he has designed and directed numerous subnational and national policy development and capacity building initiatives and assessments in the US and abroad, with focus on US states and developing nations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. His posts over the past 35 years include Senior Advisor to the White House Climate Change Task Force, LEGIS Fellow to the Office of US Senator Joe Lieberman, Economist with the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice President of DSL Capital Corporation.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in economics from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Environmental Management with a concentration in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Marketing and Product Development. He is a native and resident of Virginia.