JASON P. THERIOT, Ph.D., is an energy and environmental historian, author, and consultant and a former Energy Policy Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His research work focuses primarily on energy, environment, and culture along the Gulf Coast.
He is the author of numerous publications on these topics, including American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands (LSU Press, 2014).
He earned a doctorate in history from the University of Houston and a degree in journalism from Louisiana State University. He lives in Houston with his wife and two children and spends most of his recreational time in the marshes of coastal Louisiana.
He is currently working a history of the tank barge industry and a monograph on the bayou country boat builders.