Carolyn Kissane
Academic Director and Clinical Associate Professor, School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Dr. Carolyn Kissane serves as the academic director of the graduate program in global affairs at the Center for Global Affairs and is a clinical associate professor where she teaches graduate level courses examining the geopolitics of energy, comparative energy politics, energy, environment, and resource security, and a regional course focusing on Central Asia.

She is coordinator of the energy and environment concentration at the center and is faculty adviser to the Energy Policy International Club. Kissane was awarded the esteemed NYU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the SCPS Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, and nominated for the NYU-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009, 2016 and 2018. She was also named Breaking Energy’s Top 10 New York Women in Energy and Top 10 Energy Communicator. She has received fellowships and awards from the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, the Fulbright Hays program, Boren Area and Language Studies Award, and IREX.

In 2009 Kissane received a grant from the Canadian government to lead a group of students to the Canadian Oil Sands in Fort McMurray, Calgary, and in 2013 with a grant from the Quebec government, she led a group of students to Quebec and Ottawa to examine the politics and security of the Arctic. Her work with Canada continues with event partnerships and a special series on the Arctic with the government of Quebec.

In 2015 she helped launch the CGA/ACRE Clean Start Program and in 2016 she was invited to join the New York Advanced Energy Stakeholders group.  Kissane leads Global Field Intensives focusing on energy and the environment to China, Germany, Japan and Canada. She hosts Fueling our Future, an energy series she moderates which brings in energy and environment experts for conversation and debate. She serves on the boards of the New York Energy Forum, Clean Start Advisory Board and CIV-LAB. She is a non-resident fellow at the Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines.