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Environmental Studies

Office: SEEC S232

Office Hours

Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am and by appointment.

Students can email Roger to schedule a appointment.

*Office hours will be virtual


Ph.D. 1994 University of Colorado, Political Science
MA. 1992 University of Colorado, Public Policy
BA. 1990 University of Colorado, Mathematics

Research Interests

  • Science and technology policy
  • Technology and innovation policy
  • Governance of sports organizations (FIFA, NCAA)


Roger Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001, where he teaches and writes on a diverse range of policy and governance issues related to science, innovation, sports. In 2012 Roger was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden and was awarded the Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America. In 2006, Roger received the Eduard Brückner Prize in Munich, Germany in 2006 for outstanding achievement in interdisciplinary climate research. Roger served as a Senior Fellow of The Breakthrough Institute from 2008 to 2018. He has been a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan since 2016. Before joining the faculty of the University of Colorado, from 1993 to 2001 Roger was a Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. At the University of Colorado, Roger founded and has directed the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research and the Sports Governance Center. His books include The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics published by Cambridge University Press (2007), The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won’t Tell you About Global Warming(2010, Basic Books) and The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports (Roaring Forties Press, 2016). His most recent book is The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change