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James Winebrake is an accomplished scholar and teacher and has been an integral part of RIT’s research and educational mission for close to a decade. For the past eight years, Winebrake has served as chair of RIT’s Department of Science, Technology and Society/Public Policy, where he led efforts to develop and expand curricular offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has earned international recognition for his research on issues related to the environmental impacts of goods movement, the effectiveness of transportation subsidies and public polices related to alternative energy development. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Transportation Energy Futures Steering Committee. Prior to joining RIT, Winebrake served as an associate professor of public policy at James Madison University. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Lafayette College, a master’s in technology and policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. James J. Winebrake
James J.
Professor and Chair, Department of Science, Technology, & Society/Public Policy
Ph.D., Energy Management & Policy