Roger Pielke Jr.


Contact Information

Affiliated Departments

Center for Science & Technology Policy Research

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Secondary Core Area

Research Interests

The relation of scientific information and public and private sector decision making, technology policy in the atmospheric and related sciences.


Ph.D. 1994 University of Colorado


Roger A. Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES).  He directed the CIRES (Center for Science and Technology Policy Research) from its inception in 2001 until 2007.  Roger's current areas of interest include understanding disasters and climate change, the politicization of science, decision making under uncertainty, and policy education for scientists.  In 2000, Roger received the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship Award and in 2001, he received the Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award by students in the University of Colorado's Department of Political Science.  

Before joining the University of Colorado, from 1993-2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  Roger sits on the editorial boards of Policy Sciences, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Environmental Science and Policy, Darwin, Water Resources Research, and Natural Hazards Review.  He sits on various advisory committees, is author of numerous articles and essays, and is also author, co-author or co-editor of  four books.   He is the author of *The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics*, Cambridge University Press.

Founding author of Prometheus, The Science Policy Weblog. Prometheus provides daily news and commentary on science policy issues.