Nicholas A. Ashford, PhD., JD

  • Professor of Technology and Policy at MIT; Director of the Technology and Law Program at MIT
  • Former chairman of Committee on Technology Innovation & Economics at EPA

Dr. Nicholas Ashford is Professor of Technology and Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics; Law, Technology, and Public Policy; and Sustainability, Trade and Environment. He is director of the Technology and Law Program at MIT. Dr. Ashford is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development in the School of Engineering; the Institute for Work and Employment Research in the Sloan School of Management; and the Environmental Policy Group in the Urban Studies Department. He holds both a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a Law Degree from the University of Chicago, where he also received graduate education in Economics. Dr. Ashford also is visiting scientist in Occupational and Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and teaches intensive courses in Sustainable Development, and European & International Environmental Law at Cambridge University, UK and at the Cyprus University of Technology.

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