Adjunct Associate Professor
Jeff Hammarlund is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Portland State University's Mark Hatfield School of Government, a Senior Research Fellow at PSU's Executive Leadership Institute, and the president of Northwest Energy and Environmental Strategies, a small consulting firm. A former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, Professor Hammarlund is co-author of The Political Economy of Energy Policy and has written numerous other academic and professional publications on energy and environmental policy and planning. He teaches graduate courses on energy, environmental and natural resource policy. During the past two years, his courses have included a new team-taught interdisciplinary course for graduate students and mid-career professionals called Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities.
Hammarlund has held a number of senior positions as an energy policy advisor, analyst, and manager and as a land use and transportation planner. He has served in senior staff positions with the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Department of Energy, and as an advisor to presidents, presidential candidates, and governors. He has also been a senior manager for conservation services at Southern California Edison, a senior policy analyst for a regional utility trade association, and a consultant to utilities, governmental agencies, environmental organizations, and Indian tribes.
He serves on the executive committee and chairs the Oregon Caucus of the NW Energy Coalition, an influential alliance of more than 100 utilities, businesses, and environmental, civic, faith, and human service organizations located throughout the Pacific Northwest that promotes the development of renewable energy, energy efficiency, consumer protection, low-income energy assistance, and fish and wildlife restoration in the Columbia River Basin.