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Jeffrey Swofford

Jeffrey Swofford

PhD Candidate, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

Jeffrey.Swofford@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • PhD Candidate, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

Biography

Jeffrey Swofford is a doctoral candidate in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He studies the human dimensions of climate change and sustainable energy development. His current doctoral research investigates how climate change experts identify and cope with their professional work. Jeffrey was previously a researcher and project manager at Ecova, an energy and sustainability firm. In pursuit of his master’s degree, he studied public attitudes towards local wind energy projects. Jeffrey holds an MS degree in environmental science from Texas Christian University and a BS degree in environmental studies from Texas A&M University.

Education

  • MS, Environmental Science, Texas Christian University, 2009
  • BS, Environmental Studies (minors in geography and earth sciences), Texas A&M University, 2007

Expertise

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Journal Articles

2012

Slattery, M. C., B. L. Johnson, J. A. Swofford and M. J. Pasqualetti. 2012. The predominance of economic development in the support for large-scale wind farms in the U.S. Great Plains. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16(6):3690-3701. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.016. (link )

2010

Swofford, J. and M. Slattery. 2010. Public attitudes of wind energy in Texas: Local communities in close proximity to wind farms and their effect on decision-making. Energy Policy 38(5):2508-2519. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.12.046. (link )

Books

2009

Slattery, M. C., E. Householder, S. Eady, L. Newland, J. Swofford, M. Dezendorf, A. Schipmann and T. Ruhbenstahl. 2009. Exercises in Environmental Science. Kendall Hunt. Dubuque, IA.

Presentations

2016

Bodansky, D., S. Klinsky, M. Milkoreit and J. A. Swofford. 2016. COP21 Case Critical: Postcards from Paris. Presentation at the Case Critical panel sponsored by Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Center for Law & Global Affairs, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 20 January 2016, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Swofford, J. A. 2016. Is this how you feel? Exploring the emotional dimensions of international cllimate change policies. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, 1 April 2016, San Francisco, California.

2012

Swofford, J. 2012. Power scaling in proportion to data processing in today's multimedia devices. Presentation at the World Sustainable Energy Days 2012: WSED Next!, 29 February 2012, Wels, Austria. (link )

2010

Richards, B. and J. A. Swofford. 2010. Socioeconomic implications of the wind industry in Texas: A case study of Nolan and Taylor Counties. Presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 14-18 April 2010, Washington, DC. (link )

Swofford, J. 2010. Energy policy in a battery charger world. Presentation at the Battery Power, 20 October 2010, Dallas, TX.

2009

Swofford, J. A. 2009. Social perceptions of wind energy in Texas. Presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22-27 March 2009, Las Vegas, NV. (link )

Conference Papers

2015

Dzebo, A., M. Grubb, S. Klinsky, R. Mittal, A. Sagar, D. Shabalala and J. A. Swofford. 2015. New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond: Global Climate Policy Conference 2015. Global Climate Policy Conference 2015. New Dehli. (link )

2014

Spak, B., S. Levine and J. A. Swofford. 2014. Lessons from the stimulus: The past and potential future impacts of federal policy on utility rate structures. 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings. Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. (link )

Spak, B., S. Levine and J. Swofford. 2014. Lessons from the stimulus: The past and potential future impacts of federal policy on utility rate structures. Pp. 6-273-6-285 The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings. 2014 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California. (link )

2012

Foster Porter, S., C. Calwell, J. Swofford, P. Walters, D. Denkenberger and E. Lighthiser. 2012. Capturing plug load energy savings with a wide net: Horizontal policy lessons learned and future opportunities. Pp. 9-115-9126 Fueling our Future with Efficiency. 2012 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Pacific Grove, California. (link )

Hardy, G., A. Phillips, D. Driscoll, P. Walters and J. Swofford. 2012. Pay-television in-home equipment: National energy consumption, savings potential, and policy barriers and opportunities. Pp. 9-164-9-176 Fueling our Future with Efficiency. 2012 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Pacific Grove, California. (link )

JumpStart Research Grant, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Arizona State University, 2016

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015

Champion of Energy Efficiency Award (team), American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2012

Unparalleled People Pillar Award (company-wide award), Ecova, 2010