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Jonathan M Gilligan is Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

He is Associate Director for Research at the Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network, a member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Smart-city Operations Research and a founding member of the Erdős Institute for Collaboration, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Gilligan and Michael Vandenbergh received the Morrison Prize, awarded by the program in Law and Sustainability at Arizona State University to the highest-impact paper on sustainability law and policy published in the previous year.

He is the author of one book and over 86 scholarly articles. He is also co-author, with Carol Gilligan, of the play “The Scarlet Letter” and the libretto for the opera “Pearl”.

Academic/Professional Data:

Curriculum Vitae     pdf

Contact Info:

  • U.S. Mail:

    Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Vanderbilt University

    2301 Vanderbilt PL, PMB 351805

    Nashville, TN 37235-1805


  • Deliveries (Fedex, UPS, etc.):

    Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Vanderbilt University

    5726 Stevenson Center (7th Floor)

    Stevenson Center Drive

    Nashville, TN 37240 USA

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My Erdős number is 4, via David J. Wineland → Emanuel Knill → Vance Faber → Paul Erdős