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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware

Jeremy Firestone received a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan in 1980, Juris Doctorate from University of Michigan Law School in 1986 and PhD in Public Policy Analysis from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. Professor Firestone joined the University of Delaware in 2001. He holds his principal appointment in the School or Marine Science and Policy. He previously served as Director of the University of Delaware’s interdisciplinary Center for Research in Wind (CReW) and as Director of First State Marine Wind, which owns and operates the "UD wind turbine." Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. he was an Assistant Regional Counsel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (1986-89) and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan (1989-1996), where he practiced environmental, natural resources and energy law. He has visited at Duke, University of Maine and Ocean University of China. His research and writing focuses primarily on offshore wind power, with emphasis on public perceptions, economic preferences, social acceptance, and distributive and procedural justice, along with planning, regulation and governance. He teaches courses on International Climate Change Policy, US Renewable Energy and Climate Law, Offshore Wind Power, and Ocean and Coastal Law.


  • –present
    Professor, and Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration (CCPI), University of Delaware


  • 2000 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Public Policy Analysis