Visiting Scholar


Sanya Carley is a Paul H. O’Neill Professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Associate Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs at Indiana University, where she also codirects the Energy Justice Lab. Her research focuses on energy justice and just transitions, energy insecurity, electricity and transportation policies, and public perceptions of energy infrastructure and technologies.

Carley’s research has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the David N. Kershaw Award in 2021, honored by the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the 2022 Indiana University Sonneborn Award. She is a co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, chairs the Technical Advisory Council for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is an author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment report. Carley has extensive consulting experience with the World Bank, RTI International, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. She received her Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and bachelor’s degrees in economics and sustainable development from Swarthmore College.