Tony Reames is an assistant professor in Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy & Planning, and Sustainable Systems. He received his PhD in public administration from the University of Kansas and his MS in engineering management from Kansas State University. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan.
As a multidisciplinary scholar, with degrees in engineering and social science, Assistant Professor Reames' research agenda seeks to connect the areas of technological advancement, the policy process, and social equity. His research extends the environmental justice scholarship to focus on energy justice. He is currently exploring disparities in residential energy generation, consumption, and affordability- focusing on the production and persistence of inequality by race, class, and place.
Reames, T. G., Reiner, M. A., and Stacey, M. B. 2018. “An incandescent truth: Disparities in energy-efficient lighting availability and prices in an urban U.S. county.” Applied Energy, 218:95-103.
Stacey, M.B. and Reames, T.G. 2017. “Social Equity in State Energy Policy: Indicators for Michigan’s Energy Efficiency Programs.” Urban Energy Justice Lab: Ann Arbor, MI.
Bednar, D.J., Reames, T.G., and Keoleian, G. 2017. “The Intersection of Energy and Justice: Modeling the Spatial, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Patterns of Urban Residential Heating Consumption and Efficiency in Detroit, Michigan.” Energy and Buildings, 143:25-34.
Reames, T. G. (2016). Targeting energy justice: Exploring spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in urban residential heating energy efficiency. Energy Policy, 97, 549-558.
Reames, T.G. 2016. A Community-based approach to low-income residential energy efficiency participation barriers. Local Environment. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1136995.