We are excited to announce Roosevelt’s own Dr. Carla Jones, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies, has co-authored Our Energy Future, an introductory textbook on the study of energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and ways to build a sustainable energy future, which is now available from the Univ. of CA Press.
The text explores the creation and history of fossil fuels, their impact on the environment, and how they have become critical to our society. The authors also outline how adopting sustainable biofuels will be key to the future of energy stability and discuss a number of renewable energy options and biofuel feedstocks that are replacements for petroleum-based products.
Dr. Jones received her Ph.D in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD, where her major field of study was engineering microalgae for the production of therapeutic proteins. This spring she is teaching the online section of SUST 310 Energy and Climate Change, and has also taught online versions of SUST 210 Sustainable Future, 220 Water, and 330 Biodiversity.