PhD Candidate, Sustainability, School of Sustainability
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
- PhD Candidate, Sustainability, School of Sustainability
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.
- MS, Environmental Science, Texas Christian University, 2009
- BS, Environmental Studies (minors in geography and earth sciences), Texas A&M University, 2007
- climate change and adaptation
- environmental attitudes
- human dimensions of climate change
- sustainable energy development
- sustainability discourse
- social psychology
- human geography
- occupational identity
- science advocacy
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 )
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 )
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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 )
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 )
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 )
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