Dr. Tony G. Reames is the Principal Deputy Director for the Office of State and Community Energy Programs. He was most recently the Department of Energy’s Deputy Director for Energy Justice, where he stood up the Department’s new Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Reames also served as a Senior Advisor on Energy Justice.
Prior to the Department of Energy, Reames was an associate professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan. There he established the Urban Energy Justice Lab and the Energy Equity Project, focusing on research and solutions to the production and persistence of racial, income, and geographic energy-related disparities.
Reames also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked in both the private and public sectors as a licensed professional engineer. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, a Master of Engineering Management from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.