Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Departments & Programs


Hilary Schaffer Boudet

Picture of Hilary Boudet
Title:Graduate, PhD 2010
Primary Affiliation:Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
Office Location:
Alternative Website:Personal Web Page

Biographical Information

In September 2012, I joined the faculty at Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor of Climate Change and Energy at the School of Public Policy. My research interests include the environmental and social impacts associated with energy development and public participation in environmental and energy decision-making.

My postdoctoral research at the Stanford Prevention Research Center was funded by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy. I managed a community-based intervention with 30 Northern California Junior Girl Scout troops aimed at reducing household energy use. I was also Director of Research for the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB).

I completed my dissertation at Stanford in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources in June 2010.
My dissertation focused on the factors and processes shaping community mobilization around proposals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. To conduct this research, I received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Science and Society and Sociology programs.

Prior to joining the E-IPER Ph.D. program, I worked for three years as a senior project engineer in the environment and regulatory group at the ExxonMobil Development Company. In this role, I supervised the research, writing and publication of socioeconomic sections of environmental impact assessments for the Sakhalin-1 Project and directed the associated public consultation program.

I hold a B.A. in Environmental Engineering and Political Science from Rice University.

News & Media