Joe Frank Bozeman

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
  • School of Public Policy
Office Location: Coda, E1654B


Personal Pronouns:

Dr. Bozeman is an industrial ecologist committed to fostering equitable climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. His current work focuses on the sociodemographic impacts of the food-energy-water nexus, equity applications in energy and environmental systems, and urban carbon management strategies. Dr. Bozeman specializes in developing novel approaches, datasets, and policy proposals using core methodologies such as life cycle assessment, scenario analysis, and survey administration.

He spent over a decade in the public and private sectors as an energy and environmental practitioner before joining Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As his courtesy appointment in the School of Public Policy suggests, Dr. Bozeman’s research involves cross-disciplinary collaboration. He has previously published award-winning content with psychology and economic experts, with public health experts, and intends to continue addressing the complex and ‘wicked’ challenges of our time in this manner.

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago 2020
  • M.SE. in Renewable and Clean Energy, Wright State University 2010
  • B.SE. in Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University 2008
Awards and
  • Publication Excellence in Environmental Engineering Science - 2020 AEESP/Mary Ann Liebert
  • Best Presentation - 2020 Actionable Science for Urban Sustainability Unconference
  • Best Intro Video - 2020 Actionable Science for Urban Sustainability Unconference
  • Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 - Journal of Industrial Ecology (Wiley Publishing)
  • Bayer Diversity STEM Fellowship - 2018-2020 Monsanto (includes research support)
  • 3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) Winner: 1st Place – 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship – 2017–2018 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Young Energy Professional of the Year Award: Region III – 2015 The Association of Energy Engineers
  • Regional Education and Outreach Award – 2015 Environmental Protection Agency Federal Green Challenge
Areas of
  • Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation Measures
  • Equity, Justice, And Social-Inclusivity Applications
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainable Urban Systems


Research Fields:
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Game Theory
  • Market-based Incentives
  • Smart Grid
  • Wicked Problems
  • United States
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Ethical Practices in Contemporary Contexts
  • Food Systems
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Higher Education: Teaching and Learning
  • Inequality, Inequity, and Social Justice
  • Interdisciplinary Learning and Partnering
  • Media
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Uncertainty and Decision Making
  • Urban Economic Development
  • Wicked Problems

Selected Publications

Journal Articles