Kelly Stevens, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida with joint appointments in UCF’s Resilient, Intelligent, and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Center and FSEC Energy Research Center. Dr. Stevens conducts interdisciplinary research on energy and environmental policy, environmental management, as well as science and technology policy. Her work focuses on the U.S. electricity sector, climate change policies, air pollution, and community resilience. She started working on climate change policy and air pollution regulation as a meteorologist for the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the Division of Air Resource Management. Dr. Stevens holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s in Meteorology from Florida State University.
Areas of Expertise
- Energy & environmental policy
- Environmental management
- Science and technology policy
- Ph.D. in Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
- MPA in Public Administration, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University
- MS in Meteorology, Florida State University
- BS in Meteorology, State University of New York at Oneonta
Dr. Stevens conducts interdisciplinary research on energy and environmental policy, environmental management, as well as science and technology policy. Her work focuses on the U.S. electricity sector, climate change policies, air pollution, and community resilience.
- Energy Policy
- Environmental Policy
- Air Pollution
- Science and Technology Policy
Research Center Affiliations
Faculty Cluster Initiatives
Resilient, Intelligent, and Sustainable Energy Systems Cluster
Current Funded Research and Projects
- Fu, X., Yu, H., Fan, D., Stevens, K.A. (Co-Principal Investigator), & Bryer, T. (October 2019-September 2022). CPS: Medium: A Secure, Trustworthy, and Reliable Air Quality Monitoring System for Smart and Connected Communities. National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. $1,198,111
- Hasan, S., Yu, H., Fu, Y., Hines, R., & Stevens, K.A. (Co-Principal Investigator). (January 2021-December 2021). Tracking Community Transmission and Exposure of an Infection Disease Using Passively Collected Location Data. University of Central Florida, Seed Funding Program, Interdisciplinary Research Awards. $50,000.
- PAD4351: Issues in Environmental Program Management
- PAD4822: Intergovernmental Administration
- PAD6616: Economic Principles for Public Policy and Management
- PAD5887: Energy Policy