Associate Professor of Energy Innovation Systems and Policy
Director, Energy Policy Institute
Yanke Bldg, 220 Park Center Blvd
Boise State University
1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho, 83725-1014
Teaching and Research interests: Strategic planning and management in energy transitions; Innovation systems; International nuclear safety and cyber security; Comparative policy and better practices; Science and technology policy.
Bio: Dr. Kathleen Araújo is Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Policy, and Director of the Energy Policy Institute, the policy arm for Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a consortium of public universities plus Idaho National Laboratory. Her work focuses on critical decision-making relating to safety, security and sustainability amidst regional development. This includes comparative assessments of regulations and better practices in international nuclear safety and cyber security, and energy jobs, among topics. Her book Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation (Oxford University Press) provides an in-depth look at four, country-level shifts that occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973. Dr. Araújo’s approach encompasses areas of system change, such as early vs. late adoption, science and technology policy, and industrial cluster or innovation system development.
Dr. Araújo is Book Series Editor for Routledge’s Studies in Energy Transitions. She earned her Ph.D. at MIT, and completed post-doctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School in science-technology policy, and international nuclear safety.