Senior Research Fellow
Deborah Lynn Bleviss is Project Director for Transport Sector Innovation at the Foundation. She retired as Professor in, and Administrative Director of, the Energy, Resources and Environment Program and has served as a Professorial Lecturer at SAIS since 1993. She has worked in the energy and environmental field for more than 30 years. From 2002 through June 2009, she worked as an independent consultant in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable urban transportation. She was also a partner (2003-2007) in the BBG Group, a small consulting firm focusing on sustainable transportation. Previously, Ms. Bleviss worked first as an advisor to and then as program director of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Energy (SMSE) program. Prior to her work at the IDB, she served at the US Department of Energy as an advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, developing international and domestic clean transportation and energy financing initiatives. She was also a founder and the first director of the International Institute for Energy Conservation. Her educational background includes graduate studies at Princeton University and she holds a BS in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.