Marilyn Brown

Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology


Marilyn Brown is an endowed professor of energy policy in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where she directs the Climate and Energy Policy Lab. She is a national leader in the analysis and interpretation of scenarios for a sustainable energy future.

Before joining Georgia Tech in 2006, Brown managed the Efficiency, Renewables, and Electric Grid Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2010, she joined the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public power provider. Brown has written four textbooks on climate and energy issues and has authored more than 250 publications. Among her honors and awards, she is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for contributing to the report on Mitigation of Climate Change. She currently serves on the National Academies Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability and on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee. She co-founded the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Brown earned a PhD in Geography from Ohio State University, a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, and a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University.