Paula Gant - Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs

Dr. Paula Gant previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of International Affairs.  Previously, Dr. Gant served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.  As former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Gant administered domestic and international oil and gas programs, including policy analysis and liquefied natural gas import and export authorization.  Dr. Gant’s work at DOE was focused on realizing the promise presented by America’s abundant natural gas and oil resources which hinged on prudent production, environmental stewardship and efficient use.  The Department of Energy’s research efforts seek to deploy the best available science, analysis and technologies to ensure a more secure energy future by leveraging our domestic natural gas and oil resources and protecting our air, land, and communities. 

Dr. Gant no longer serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of International Affairs.

Prior to her assignments at the Energy Department, she worked for the American Gas Association and Duke Energy.  She has also served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville. Dr. Gant is a native of Louisiana.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University.