Tony Reames

Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Kansas (public administration)

MS, Kansas State University (engineering management)

BS, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (civil engineering)

(734) 647-3916
2538 Dana


As a multidisciplinary scholar, with degrees in engineering and social science, Assistant Professor Reames' research agenda seeks to connect the areas of technological advancement, the policy process, and social equity. His research extends the environmental justice scholarship to focus on energy justice. He is currently exploring disparities in residential energy generation, consumption, and affordability- focusing on the production and persistence of inequality by race, class, and place.


Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics Investing in the Future of Energy Fellow (2016)

Institute for Policy and Social Research Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Kansas (2013-2014)  National Science Foundation IGERT C-CHANGE Fellowship, University of Kansas (2011-2014)

Thomas Page & Barbara Kester Scholarship, University of Kansas (2009-2011)

Myron D. Calkins Scholarship, APWA – Kansas City Metro Chapter (2009-2011)

NRE 501.018 Energy Justice

Select publications: 

Reames, T. G. (2016). Targeting energy justice: Exploring spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in urban residential heating energy efficiency. Energy Policy, 97, 549-558.

Reames, T.G. 2016. A Community-based approach to low-income residential energy efficiency participation barriers. Local Environment. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2015.1136995. 

Daley, D. and Reames, T. 2015. Public participation and environmental justice: Access to federal decision-making. In editor Konisky, David, Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice. MIT Press.

Pierce, J.; Lovrich, N.; Johnson, B.; Reames, T.; Budd, W. 2014. "Social capital and longitudinal change in sustainability plans and policies: U.S. cities from 2000 to 2010." Sustainability 6, no. 1: 136-157. 

Eckerd, A. and Reames, T. 2012. Urban renaissance or invasion: Planning the development of a simulation model of gentrification. In editor Desai, Anand, Simulations for Policy Inquiry. New York: Springer. 83-100.

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