Gund Postdoctoral Fellow, Vermont EPSCoR

Dr. Doran is an environmental engineer and scientist whose research employs systems thinking and an engineering approach to address challenges at the human-nature interface. Examples include urban climate and the built environment, energy use and efficiency, production and consumption in mega urban systems, and the influence of land use and land cover on freshwater systems. She completed her dissertation work at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in the Division of Earth and Ocean Science, and she holds a masters in mechanical engineering from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. In addition, she completed an environmental engineering degree from the Tufts University School of Engineering.

Dr. Doran currently holds a post doctoral position at the University of Vermont with the Vermont EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) Project where her research is focused on the role of diverse actors in affecting downstream water quality using both agent-based and integrated modeling approaches. Her latest book is Innovations in Home Energy Use: A Sourcebook for Behavior Change.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Sustainable systems, social-ecological systems, urban systems, land use and land cover change, energy systems


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